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  1. Just because I always enjoy looking back: 2008 Probably about ready to close the book on this one. Matusz and Caleb Joseph are your only "real" contributors, though 10th rounder Chris Hermann has gotten in some time with Minnesota. Ollie Drake may become a bullpen arm. 2009 Maybe Mychel Givens and Tim Berry turn into bullpen arms. Even the most ardent Hobgood supporters have to have little faith left at this point. All in all, an amazingly horrible draft. 2010 Pretty much has turned into the Machado class. Bridwell still being his enigmatic self at Bowie. As mentioned elsewhere on
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  2. In regards to this, there is a great book written by Neil Postman titled "Amusing Ourselves to Death." He was with New York University for nearly 30 years but passed away back in 2003. His son recently re-released the book. Anyways, his book focuses on the differences between Orwell's "1984" and Huxley's "Brave New World." Postman argues that people are constantly looking to spend money on amusement, etc. because they are so afraid of life - even if there is nothing to fear. As a result, what we love will ruin us, instead of an outside threat - whatever that may be. Here's the foreword
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  3. I knew you were right and didn't need to do anything. That was common knowledge if you followed the Orioles back then.
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  4. Tyler Wilson Ongoing 2015
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  5. ...but Snider's got more HR's than Markakis!! I just took a look and surprisingly, he's listed at 0.9 WAR at Baseball-Reference, with a very good defensive score. Markakis is listed at 1.2 rWAR even with his .300 BA and near .400 OBP. Considering he's been in 17 more games than Snider, B-Ref is saying they're providing roughly equal value.
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  6. Jake Holmes-Dazed and Confused <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pTsvs-pAGDc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> The original version!
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  7. I think it's SAFE TO SAY Bordick follows the company line to the letter.
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  8. I'll leave it to someone else to explain the why, but his ISO is currently half his career mark (.074 to .153), and about .100 points off his 2014 mark. His batted ball data indicates that he's hitting 5% fewer line drives and 5% more grounders this year. And instead of his career 12.5% HR/FB rate it's 3%. Maybe it's a tweak by the coaches, maybe he's nursing a little injury.
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  9. To me it's frustrating that we live, by many measures, in the safest period in human history but there seems to be this pervasive fear of everything and everyone. It's the ADT commercial with a white, suburban housewife doing the laundry in her mini-mansion in, say, Manassas, and being constantly menaced by burglars, never to feel safe unless she spends thousands on a security system. Yet that security system is most likely have a false alarm-to-real intruder ratio over its life of infinity. People are just not good at weighing the risks of very low likelihood events.
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  10. Thanks for the info Weams ...hopefully Parmalee is staying with us a little longer.
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  11. Manfra's not a homer, at least not any more than every other local broadcaster. He certainly has some flaws which have been well-documented here, but he doesn't deserved to included with Bordick and Hunter in the homer department.
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  12. ^^^^^^^ ordered that one. I think it's a good one.
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  13. Groovy Duck Dynasty commercial made me do it! [video=youtube;L4DdAs0PddQ] Cars and girls are easy come by In this day and age Laughing, joking, drinking, smoking Til I've Spent my wage When I was young People talked of immorality All those things they said were wrong Are what I want to be!
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  14. You need to be able to pick it up and eat like a homo erectus right? It has to be a sandwich! :wedge:
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  15. Not only have they done it the past few years, but they do it at the same time. Early to mid June.
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  16. Jamming in Japan...... Pink Polyester - Houserockers of Yokohama [video=youtube;SZg9AYji610]
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  17. lkjfdlfja <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xVKGXgHDMvQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Mw-s63oEQ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  18. Bordick is very easily impressed. I bet it's nice to be married to him. "GREAT piece of toast right here. You'll see the browning in the middle and just a great, great job toasting this bread."
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