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  1. 100 pages would only get you about 1/4 of the way there I think. This is the fielding equivalent of the Bobby Bonilla of slide shows.
  2. He's getting 8% regardless of what the market is doing. That's not too bad.
  3. Hey, where are you getting your numbers on American agent orange deaths in Vietnam?  2.7 million American's served there so 1,000,000 seems awfully hight.  I have a keen interest in the topic since my brother and father were both there.  

  4. To be fair, I think he wanted to get a new set of teeth too.
  5. Let me start by saying I desperately, irrationally, want baseball to return. I live in West Virginia where we have mercifully be spared the high infection rates many other states have experienced. But now that we've begun to open things back up we've had some notable outbreaks that have people concerned. There have been 3 notable outbreaks in rural areas, that have previously been sparred, linked to large gatherings in those communities, and a cluster linked to a graduation trip by students to Myrtle Beach. Things like that happening in rural WV obviously don't get much national atten
  6. I'm 58 and have two daughters... so in reality I probably wouldn't go... but my lizard brain says "yes." I just miss baseball so freakin' much.
  7. Wow... that put a lump in my throat. Glad to see this quote: "Brooks Robinson called me when I was in the hospital to let me know he was thinking of me and to ask if I needed anything. That was incredible — he’s just an absolute legend in Baltimore." I'm not crying. You're crying!
  8. I got a 55 gallon drum of batting practices balls I'm gonna drop on you. I'll be all over you like a spider monkey hopped up on Mountain Dew. https://youtu.be/RLe09qoyPP8
  9. As much as I hate to agree with you when you're right you're right. Manny was at least as good, and probably better than Brooks in 2013. By 2013 Brooks' range had dropped off considerably.
  10. Step outside and say that. No? Didn't think so.
  11. Yeah, but that's one of the tougher ones to get. Will it ever be broken? Or will his name, like Ripken for consecutive games played, or DiMaggio consecutive game hitting streak, go down in the annals of the sport as being the most prolific first half doubles hitter since 1997 of all time?
  12. I can't believe you didn't simulate sitting Means in the simulated spring training when he complained of simulated tightness in his forearm. Plus, the simulated pitching overall has been abysmal.
  13. I don't know... 15 and 35... that's pretty dismal. Tony, we appreciate your service to the organization but we may have to head in a different direction. 😂
  14. I'm worried that Means was injured during virtual spring training.
  15. Late to the discussion, but I thought this was interesting. MLB considered calling off the 1941 season after the bombing of Pearl Harbor brought us in to WWII. Kenesaw Landis, the commissioner of baseball wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt asking his advice about what they should do. Roosevelt responded with what has become now as the "Green Light Letter" saying "I honestly feel that it would be best for the country to keep baseball going." 67% of Americans, according to a poll taken at the time, apparently agreed with him. The full story can be read here. https://www.nationalww2museu
  16. If Davis can continue to hit at this torrid place he could be comeback player of the year.
  17. I noticed that too... I'm dying to know if (Sim) Davis continued to perform as well as (Actual) Davis was in spring training.
  18. I don't know... I think he knew his best playing days were behind him when he slipped to a .797 winning percentage in 1876 and could only finish 53 of the 60 games he started. He could read the handwriting on the wall.
  19. Great to see the intensity that Givens is showing this year. When he slammed the ball back into his glove I thought, man, this guy really wants it this year! Are you publishing the cumulative stats anywhere? What's our record? Maybe you been posting and I've just missed it... I love following these (simulated) games!
  20. You beat me to it. Rich looked like the real deal in 1973.
  21. I played from age 5 through high school. I tried out as a walk-on in college but quite because I knew with practicing twice a week I wasn't going to make it as a student... and likewise, I knew I didn't have a future in professional baseball (as hard as that was for me to admit). While my Dad was stationed in Germany I made the K-Town (Kaiserslautern) All Star Team during my sophomore year. I was primarily a catcher but got called on to pitch occasionally because I could thrown hard. I also had a kind of "knuckle slurve" that worked as an off speed pitch with a little movement. As a
  22. And this is why DrungoHazewood is/and always will be, the Hangouter I'd most like to have a beer with!
  23. I know Strat-O-Matic had a bigger following - and I even tried Strat-O-Matic at one point - but by then APBA was in my blood... everything else was a poor simulation after that.
  24. I'm guessing a LOT of triples were hit in that park? :-)
  25. I could not love this idea more. I grew up playing APBA Major League Baseball board game. My Dad Xerox'd about a million score sheets for me so I could keep track of each games stats. I would play full 162 game seasons with the Orioles following the real 1974 schedule (I later got an updated card set - but I knew the 74 season like the back of my hand). Might be a good time to upgrade to the modern equivalent in OOTP baseball while I'm stuck indoors. :-). Looking forward to following this virtual season!
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