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Thank you, Weams. Thanks to Tony, Luke, and the whole crew at OH. Thanks to the many commenters who I communicate with on here more frequently than most family and friend. Even the commenters on here who I disagree with like that uncle at the dinner table who keeps talking nonsense. 

Happy Turkey Day, Birdland. 

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Ditto, weams.     I’m grateful for this place and the people here, who share my passion for the O’s and give me a respite from the more serious problems of the world.    Best wishes to all for a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.    

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+1. This place is great. Thanks to all the contributors and steady posters. It is a community of different people with the same passion for the O's. Love it.

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1 hour ago, weams said:

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I know folks have hard times and struggles and problems that they can't even find a way to express, but  I am thankful that those of the Orioles persuasion have this place to gather and let that stuff fade for moments, minutes, or more. 

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Some ballclubs have some hard times and struggles, too.  😉

Thanks to Tony, Weams, Luke and everyone else who was or is responsible for keeping the Hangout going in the past, present and future. Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!

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“In all things, give thanks.”

My list is too long, but it starts with music and my wife, and Continues with hope. In every maelstrom that life offers, there is always knowledge that it can get better and hope that it will.

“Win one more game today than you did yesterday, and all will be well.”

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This is first of all to Tony and Weams, but also to everyone of the "Oriole persuasion", as  Michael described it. Tony, thank you for providing me a home after years wandering in the darkness in Oriole fandom, and Michael and your lovely "partner" who took me under your collective wings  years ago (Birds Nest?) to direct me to the street vendor with best Italian sausage. I have never regretted any time I devoted to this site (my employer would differ) over the years. As one of the older here (70) I lived the great years and just naively assumed it would always be so. I'm not going anywhere Tony, there is nowhere else I  want to be. Happy Turkey Day to all.

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