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  1. 3 points
    I stumbled across this tonight and I'm having a good time just going through these old photos. You all know that I love photography and would like to be a sports photographer someday, so I found these pretty cool. Walter Iooss and John Iacono are two great photographers, especially. Also are some great Orioles treasures. You can search the vault here: http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/topic/photo/Professional_Baseball/more/X37265/1/index.htm Three former O's and a great jheri curl in this one: <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1982/03/04/001091684.jpg"> <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1982/04/04/001283980.jpg"> Piniella <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1982/04/04/001287891.jpg"> Griffey Sr <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1982/04/04/001307007.jpg"> Gibson <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1982/04/24/001307006.jpg"> Is this Don Baylor? <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1982/07/24/017024118.jpg"> Andujar: (For Boom Boom Dixon) <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1982/10/10/001312364.jpg">
  2. 3 points
    I think we should all just chill and admit that the decision to pull Guthrie in this game was a close call, not a no-brainer either way. DT made a call, and it didn't work out. If he'd left Guthrie in, maybe that woudn't have worked out, either. Reasons to leave Guthrie in: 1. At 101 pitches, he could have at least gone after a batter or two. He always could have been pulled if he didn't get a quick out. 2. He had a pretty strong 7th inning, 2 K's and a pop-out. 3. He deserved the opportunity to protect his own lead. 4. JJ hasn't pitched that well lately, and may be getting run down from overwork. Reasons to take him out: 1. Guthrie has faltered around 100 pitches several times. 2. The last batter in the 7th had a very long AB that may have tired him out. 3. JJ had not pitched the day before and so he was fresh. 4. JJ has done a great job this year in general. 5. JJ pitched very well on Tuesday but was let down by his defense. Like I said, borderline call.
  3. 2 points
    Sorry. The site on my profile page. And I do not get the reference, but I would still like some rep. Unless it has something to do with the Oneders.
  4. 1 point
    Lost in the Richie Sexson stuff today was that the M's called up Tug Hulett to replace him. Most of us will remember when Tim Hulett's son Sam was killed back in 1992 when he was hit by a car. Congrats to the Hulett's. Hope the kid sticks around for a while.
  5. 1 point
    You must spread some reputation around..........
  6. 1 point
    I just got negative Rep'd from the rick for telling him we basically have to many Sherrill threads. *fistbump* Good win tonight.
  7. 1 point
    1 game win streak.
  8. 1 point
    Nope. We cannot say that. Hernandez Going to New Hampshire I don't see this posted. If that's the case, I'm getting a kick out of posting it ahead of orioole26.
  9. 1 point
    Make it three walks for Markakis to end the hitting streak. Clemente would have found a way to get a hit tonight, we all now average is more important than OBP.
  10. 1 point
    <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1992/04/03/005094137.jpg"> <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1992/04/04/001235045.jpg"> <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1992/09/12/001237942.jpg"> <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1992/09/13/005272991.jpg"> <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1992/09/13/005098460.jpg"> Hmmmmmmm <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1992/09/04/005099851.jpg"> Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1992/09/04/005099850.jpg"> "No, Jose, I'm telling you I put the needle here..." <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1992/09/05/005099848.jpg">
  11. 1 point
    <img src = "http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/image/1985/08/08/001297050.jpg"> Lots of funny stuff going on in this one.
  12. 1 point
    What is the rule on that? Do they bother playing the postseason if the Yanks are not involved? Someone needs to look that up.
  13. 1 point
    Welcome back! *fistbump*
  14. 1 point
    This is the most cheapest, lamest, cop-out you've ever produced. EitherGuts is the best best to get the next 3 outs or he isn't. Jeremy, I trust you with a 3 run lead- but not a one run lead. That would go over real well. If you'd ever picked up a baseball in your life you'd know that's not how the game operates.
  15. 1 point
    Yep, you're right...the caption on SI said Dauer.
  16. 1 point
    You know, I've just spent the last 10 minutes or so reading your posts in this thread, and now my brain hurts. I think you turned it into mush. That's not nice. You're seriously going to sit here and tell me that Guthrie's OPS being over 1.000 after 100 pitches is statistical gobbeldygook? Why, because it doesn't fit your arugment? Do you need a scapegoat for the game being lost that badly? Guthrie's been awful after 100 pitches. I don't know why this is, but it's a fact. There's documented evidence. I've watched just about every game this year, and I know that when Guthrie gets over 100 pitches, it's time for him to go. So knowing that, knowing that Johnson has been solid all year long, knowing that Sherrill's there and fresh and has been, aside from the last couple of weeks, exceedingly reliable... you don't leave Guthrie in. Or you take SG's approach... leave him in, but as soon as he gives up a base runner, you pull him. Regardless, Guthrie's not giving you a complete game tonight. This isn't because Trembley has a quick hook. It's because Guthrie hasn't proven himself capable of getting out major league hitters once he breaks 100-110 pitches. I'm sorry. I know you don't particularly care for statistics, but that's fact. I'm not going off of some gut feeling on this. Guthrie struggles when he goes late in games with high pitch counts. I agree with Paul. I'd rather have a fresh JJ and a fresh Sherrill go out there instead of Guthrie with 100+ pitches. It just didn't work out this time. But blaming Trembley for the loss doesn't make a bit of sense for me. He didn't pitch the 8th or 9th innings.
  17. 1 point
    And they most definitely hold grudges!!! "That shark deserves his revenge...and we deserve to die.":wedge:
  18. 1 point
    He made a call that didn't work out. You have to trust your guys to get outs, whether it's the starter or the pen.
  19. 1 point
    In 1967, Don Baylor hit .346 & slugged .549 as a 18-y.o. in rookie ball. In A ball the following year, he hit .369 and slugged .504, earning a brief look see in AA. He hit .300 & slugged .473 as a full-time AA player in 1969, then hammered AAA pitching at a .327 / .583 clip in 1970. The O's had no room for him, so he went back to AAA in 1971 and hit .313 while slugging .539. Of course, he came up and had success, including an AL MVP award in 1979. Unfortunately for the O's, they'd traded him away by then in the miscalculation that they could convince Reggie Jackson to re-sign here as a free agent. Jim Fuller had some of the best minor league numbers for an Oriole ever, but big league pitchers found a hole. "Success" isn't the best way to describe pitcher Steve Dalkowski's minor league resume, but his numbers are jaw dropping and he seemed to be putting it all together when injuries got in the way.
  20. 1 point
    Your argument against the Braves is just jaw-dropping. Best at what? How about best at winning baseball games. What's a truer measure of that: 162 games, or 7 (or 5) games? You think a team such as the Braves can have genuine flaws that go unexposed for 6 months, but suddenly rear up their ugly head in one week? That's downright laughable. And how, exactly, is a team built around 3 first-ballot HOF starting pitchers somehow not built for the short term? If not with dominant pitching, how does one go about building for the short term? The bottom line is that what works in the regular season is exactly the same as what works in the postseason. There's nothing inherently different or mystical about October baseball. Nothing. It's the same game, played by the same rules, on the same fields, and by the same players. What is true, however, is that sample sizes are small, creating a situation where luck, momentum, and who's hot and cold have a greater influence over the final outcome, such that the best team doesn't always come out on top.
  21. 0 points
    Any chance Trace is OldFan's kid?
  22. -1 points
    Maybe you'll get a snotty response from vatech as well. It's not just Guthrie who Trembley yanks too early, either. So there was no need to conduct a cybermetric statistical analysis. Observation and commentary is just as valuable as statistical gobbledigook.
  23. -1 points
    Whether it's 5 or 6 changes nothing about the wrongheadedness of DT yanking Guthrie in the 7th after 100 pitches. Try and understand that if you can tear yourself away from Baseball Digest for a moment. :scratchchinhmm:
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