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  1. I really don't miss it as much as I thought I would. My wife and I used to sit in the family room and watch the games every night after dinner, and we are owners of the 13 game plan and probably went to about 20 games a year. I want to sit down and watch a game, but I also don't care so much anymore. We now sit out on the porch or deck and have a drink, have conversations with each other, watch the animals play in the yard. We enjoy each other's company much more than sitting in front of the TV watching baseball 162 nights a year. We have already decided that when it comes back, and we kn
    7 points
  2. I am sure Luke contributed throughout our draft process, but it is in this area where I think he really shines - identifying overlooked prospects who might have a real shot to contribute. Combining Luke's expertise with the Os analytics (the analytics that popped Toby Welk out of nowhere) could be a powerful force in finding a couple of real gems that we are on top of that a good portion of the industry is not. That's my hope, anyway.
    4 points
  3. I have posted the below in various forms the past few days, but I think it is a fairly unique confluence of events that led us to Kjerstad. In no particular order, the following needed to happen: - the industry under-rates a particular player identified as worthy of the #2 overall pick by the Os. Other players likely considered for this pick in particular Lacy and Veen, based on their projected draft slot, had no interest in cutting an underslot deal. Kjerstad was generally expect to go 8-10 and had one rating (cbssports) of 17th overall. - a shortened HS and college season had
    3 points
  4. Is it fair to say that the O's top pick can't be fairly evaluated without taking their 4th and 5th picks into the equation?
    3 points
  5. The Bird, to be precise. In a virtual ceremony, the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana, inducted four new honored members today. Oriole fans can be happy to know that the Oriole Bird was one of the four. Boomer (the Indiana Pacers' mascot) and Youppi (formerly the Montreal Expos' mascot, who changed sports and became the Canadiens' mascot after the Expos left for Washington) were two of the other three. The fourth (somewhat bittersweet for Baltimore fans) was Blue, the mascot of the Indianapolis Colts.
    2 points
  6. Of course you could have been talking about THIS GUY. It's too bad there can't be a second type of Hall of Fame for people who don't have the qualifications of greatness for the MLBHOF but who are memorable in some way that makes it worth commemorating them for posterity for future baseball fans (if baseball continues to exist)
    2 points
  7. Without sports on I watched very little to no TV daily. Like you, I’ve been spending a lot of my time on the patio and deck with the wife just relaxing and enjoying the out doors. I’ve also been fly fishing a ton, which I usually do but I am even more so now, knowing I won’t miss a game. Even when sports comes back, I don’t think it’ll ever consume my time as much as it used to. I guess the absence of it has been a nice change, surprisingly. I miss it but the longer I go without it, the less I miss it.
    2 points
  8. https://forum.orioleshangout.com/forums/index.php?/forum/30-other-sports/
    2 points
  9. Overwhelmingly, I enjoyed the draft discussion here. I expect Kjerstad would as well - assuming he has the same folks on ignore that I do.
    2 points
  10. No, they don't want to play. What a terrible attempt at trying to win the public over.
    2 points
  11. LOL, "your two cents"... I'm pretty sure you are at about 17,846 cents right now.
    2 points
  12. God , you have no clue. Do you think a Mets fan would root for the Yanks when the Mets have a bad year? Bayern has won the Bundesliga for 7 years in a row , and all non-Bayern supporters hate them, just like all non Yankee fans here hate the Yanks (I detest the Yanks).
    2 points
  13. If you look back at the "sure things" the O's have picked in the pitcher position, it hasn't been great. Bundy and Gausman were about as sure as they come. Oops! Rodriguez was famously thought to be a reach and here he is beating down the door as one of the better pitching prospects in the game. Picking position players is safer for myriad reasons but one of the best upsides is they stay healthy and you can trade them for pitchers who are already established or close to being established. All that and Elias and crew have very specific things they look for in pitchers. That factors i
    2 points
  14. Why would the owners relent? If you are going to sue if you get the virus that could be quite a liability to the team. Seems reasonable for the owners to want this. Players should know the risk and make a decision best for them individually.
    1 point
  15. Trevor Bauer is of the belief that this is a delaying tactic by Manfred and company to slow things down for a couple weeks, by which point there will only be enough days left before the end of September to have the 50ish game season the owners really want.
    1 point
  16. https://www.prospectslive.com/mlb-draft/2020/6/15/prospects-live-in-depth-mlb-draft-grades Interesting.
    1 point
  17. You just convinced me. Nope, not going. Not even in September when there will be 200 people in the park.
    1 point
  18. I was someone who watched about every Oriole game I could along with a game on ESPN here and there. But with the Orioles being bad for 17 out of the last 22 seasons. I was down to about watching half the games while turning off about half of those by the 6th inning. I don't know where I'll be when all of this pans out. I've gained a major interest in learning better gardening with everything being locked down. I might just plant a garden about two to three times the size of normal next year.
    1 point
  19. 1 point
  20. No way would I go to a game if a mask was required.
    1 point
  21. Yes. Everyone is going to get Covid. The sooner I get it, the better.
    1 point
  22. Nahhh. I'd think about it real hard, but ultimately I'd decide to just watch the game at home because people are extremely bad at following COVID protocols in public. I agree it's no worse than the grocery store, but it is one more public place you're going to that you might not otherwise.
    1 point
  23. Totally agree. It hasn't been that bad. I mostly miss reading about the games and transactions. I've done a lot of sitting on my deck and listening to nature lately lol. I will say, when I've missed it most this summer it's been when I feel the need for a distraction from current events. But even when baseball's back this year for 50 or so games, it won't be that good lazy summer baseball vibe. It's going to be full of new rules and COVID talk and tiresome interviews with players about it all. The games will fly by in a weird blur. And then? Some team will win the championship with the b
    1 point
  24. @atomic I don't really care who you root for. It seem like you do have a family connection to the area, and that's fine. But I was raised an Oriole fan from the age of 7 or 8. That means it's in my character to not root for the Yanks, and Sox. And almost every league has Yanks or Red Sox. I can't root for any of them. I won't root for the Patriots or the Cowboys, I can't root for Duke or Alabama. I can't stand Man U/Man City/Chelsea/Arsenal, or Bayern or Real Madrid, or Paris St. Germain. I don't like Juventus. I just won't do it, and when I see someone wearing those shirts or hats an
    1 point
  25. Most people are followers. They think that wearing a Yankees jersey or hat makes them winners. When all it really says is that they took the easiest path. I picked 1860 kind of by chance, I liked their jersey and I didn't know any better, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Even 20 years ago I knew better than to pick Bayern. Like when I picked an English team I couldn't pick one of the big money teams that always expects to win, but I also couldn't pick a team so forlorn that they'd never be on US TV a decade ago (already had 1860 for that) so I chose Tottenham. So, so, so much
    1 point
  26. In 2019 Henderson was ranked as the 27th best prospect by MLB Pipeline. The O's took him with the 42nd pick. In 2020 Mayo was ranked as the 132nd best prospect by MLB Pipeline. The O's took him with the 103rd pick. Mayo was only paid that high because the O's wanted to keep him from going to college. 103 pick slot value is 566K. Henderson 42nd pick in 2019 slot value was 1.77m. O's paid him 2.3m
    1 point
  27. They have a Hall of Fame for pretty much everything, don't they? I thought this was largely an American phenomenon, but apparently there are things like Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Australia Rugby League Hall of Fame. Was Baseball's the first? I'll answer my own question: No, apparently the Baseball Hall was inspired by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at what's now the Bronx Community College. Which, in turn, was inspired by the Ruhmeshalle (translated literally as Hall of Fame) in Munich, which I've walked by but never went inside or understood the significance of.
    1 point
  28. And I think that's the approach Elias went with being going with Kjerstad. If it's Kjersatd and two high risk, high reward players vs Martin and two slot 4th/5th rounders, it seems like Elias likes the idea of possibly hitting on three potential impact players vs one potential impact and two most likely low ceiling players. Time will tell if you was right, but I think he wants as many potential high ceiling/reward players as possible.
    1 point
  29. We don't want him to be too good at basketball. Though I think it's very cool that Pat Connaughton could win a world championship with the Milwaukee Bucks.
    1 point
  30. Jeez, this thread reminded me of the days when JTrea would take on the entire board.
    1 point
  31. Indeed. Though I certainly can’t speak for him, it certainly seems like Elias is more comfortable trading assets for already developed pitchers than he is trying to develop them.
    1 point
  32. Add RHP Brandon Young, Louisiana-Lafayette to the signees.
    1 point
  33. That sound you heard was @Roll Tide's softly crying.
    1 point
  34. Analogy does not hold. Baseball does not have the promotion / relegation like European football clubs. MLB, AAA, AA and A teams are fixed for the most part, outside of moving and sometimes folding. The Baltimore Orioles are not going to start playing in AAA if they finish outside of the top 28 teams. 1860 was in the top division until 2004 when they got relegated into 2. Bundesliga (presently they're on 3. Liga) Real Man City fans are not going to just start rooting for Man U because Man City gets relegated.
    1 point
  35. Jesus! I'd say! The draft day threads were the doomiest and gloomiest I can remember. Sorry to pick him out but led by Moose Milligan from SECONDS after the very first pick.
    1 point
  36. Ok, I've been suckered. What did Martin's t-shirt say? Can't find it on the web.
    1 point
  37. “First round talent” is one of those phrases that means different things to different people. No. 3 overall pick Max Meyer was chosen in the 34th round out of high school - was he not a “first round talent” then? Asa Lacy (no. 4) - 31st round. Emerson Hancock (no. 6) - 38th. So I think in many cases, calling a high schooler a “first round talent” means he’s someone who would have a good chance of being drafted in the first round if they went to college for three years and developed as expected. Then there are guys who slip due to money concerns, or who are very talented but have i
    1 point
  38. Right. He’s flexible and believes it depends on the circumstances. Which is probably the right way to think about it. I still would have preferred Martin but I’m willing to see how this plays out.
    1 point
  39. Ok, so what did I say that was wrong? I said 1st round talent. I didn't say the Orioles scooped up three 1st rounders. People are losing their minds and besides, it's my opinion based on what I've read, heard and observed on video. People are free to disagree or think I'm nuts. Hell, some people think Elias is stupid. Again, seeing what's going on in this country, I'm long past arguing with people over my opinion. Feel free to respectfully disagree all you like. We all have no idea how these guys are going to turn out and for the people who keep pointing to "the experts" i.e. the guys do
    1 point
  40. True. Part of it is certainly that we Orioles fans are desperate for an ace. We haven't seen one since Mussina or, if you're feeling generous, Bedard. Which is crazy! But that's honestly why I feel like going position player-heavy is refreshing. Let's stop trying to find the mythical ace. Let's go trade for someone else's instead lol.
    1 point
  41. I don't think we will see the Keys contracted or even leave the O's minor league system. The fanbase attendance is the 2nd best for the O's minor leagues and fanbases are hard to grow and harder to give up. Here are the O's fanbase and capacity of O's minor league ball parks: (Attendance for 2018-2019) AAA Norfolk Harbor Park Attendance: 5300/game Capacity: 11,856 AA Bowie Prince Georges Attendance: 3200-3400/game Capacity: 10,000 A+ Frederick Harry Grove Attendance: 4300-4400 /game Capacity: 5400 A Delmarva Perdue
    1 point
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