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  1. 1 hour ago, DrungoHazewood said:

     

    Would he be okay in the Atlantic League?  Last year Lew Ford hit .303 with a .768 OPS there, and he was 42.  So maybe. 

     

    You had to mention L*w F**d?  Seriously?  Doesn't that summon up some demon curse from the pits of hell?  Aren't we dealing with enough already!?!  xD

  2. On 7/31/2020 at 12:49 PM, Can_of_corn said:

    With all the high tech equipment and expertise Elias brought into the organization Means finds 3+ MPH throwing into a mattress during quarantine?

    It was a Tempurpedic®

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  3. 10 hours ago, MDK02 said:

    Either go all in with full games or end the season. This season of sports just feels like a bunch of exhibition games, it just doesn’t have the same feel.. what a depressing year this has all been. If only there was normalcy in sight, who knows when that will happen again. 

    I'm an atheist but this needs to be said.  This season is an abomination before God and all that is holy.  

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  4. 6 hours ago, Philip said:

    The riders over there are very good, but they’re extremely politically active, so I kind of wonder how they’re going to handle their own rule of “No politics“ They certainly come down on the side of the communists regarding religion. If you mention it you’re going to die.

    Thanks for the heads up comrade.  😂

  5. 2 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

    George F. Will: "The precarious balance between infield and outfield suggests a perfect symmetry. For $50, identify the effect of that symmetry."

    [ the contestants stare cluelessly, as the buzzer sounds ]

    George F. Will: Sorry. The answer is: "The exhilarating tension between being and becoming." Being and becoming.

    Dang it!  I had “It is not unlike watching Atlantis rise again from the sea, the bones of its kings new-covered with flesh.” 

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  6. On 7/22/2020 at 8:15 PM, Philip said:

    All right, let’s go back to my question, are NBA players allowed to put “free Hong Kong” or discuss the human rights abuses in aging Kong( or the mainland for that matter) in an NBA forum?

    Is the NBA still getting CCP money? Why did the official have to remove the tweet? I think he was also forced to “recant?”

    I just read an article about his statement after his tweet, and it was nothing but sucking up to the Chinese, and the NBA response was no less sniveling. It’s shameful. It’s pretty easy to understand very clearly what is happening in Hong Kong it’s not “a complicated situation” at all. It is oppression.

    Why can’t the NBA players put “free Hong Kong” on their jerseys?

    Because that’s not an approved message.

    Why are you discussing what NBA players are allowed to do on the MLB Forum of Orioles Hangout which expressly prohibits political discussions?

     

  7. 14 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

    I just saw this article and was about to post it myself but you beat me to it.  Some pretty cool statistical comparisons with stadiums built after Camden Yards.  I'm still not sure how I feel about this "modern" stadium.  I like the idea of being closer to the field, but it's hard to beat a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  

  8. 6 hours ago, cboemmeljr said:

    #50THANNIVERSARY

    On this day in 1970, the Orioles defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in 10 innings.  Mike Cuellar pitched the entire game to record his 10th win of the season.  Cuellar allowed 7 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6.

    The game was won on Brooks Robinson's 10th inning grand slam homerun.  Brooks went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 5 RBI on the day.

    Of note, Cuellar surrendered Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre's first homerun of the season.

    BOX SCORE

    Mike Cuellar and Brooks Robinson (obviously) were two of my absolute favorites.  When I was a kid I would pronounce his last name "Q-ler."  Boy was I embarrassed the first time I heard his name announced on the radio.  

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  9. 28 minutes ago, atomic said:

    I am not going to load 100 pages to see them all. But seems the guy was just using stats to define who is bad.  Defensive stats aren't that accurate.  I would say guys like Mark Reynolds and David Kingman belong on that list. 

    I hated the way Kingman would play but he seems the norm of a lot of players these days.  Sad the way the sport has become. 

     

    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.   

  10. On 7/1/2020 at 10:18 AM, DrungoHazewood said:

    Bonilla would have been better off if he'd taken the money up front and invested it in a relatively safe place.  But if he knew that was beyond his willpower and he would have burned through it years ago, I guess good on him for being honest.

    He's getting 8% regardless of what the market is doing.  That's not too bad.  

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  11. 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 attention. 

    But all eyes will be on MLB and it's hard to imagine that outbreaks won't occur. What do you do if 2 or 3 players on a team test positive?  I think they'll open the season but they won't be able to finish it.   

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  12. On 6/2/2020 at 1:23 PM, Frobby said:

     

    Manny arguably was as good or better than typical Brooks in 2013.     But Brooks was fabulous every year for a very long time.   There’s really no comparison defensively over the longer haul.     Though Manny’s arm is something to behold.   

    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.  

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  13. On 6/2/2020 at 12:56 PM, Moose Milligan said:

    It's pretty dumb.  Also dumb is the whole notion that saying someone was a better defender than Brooks Robinson is sacreligious.  Now it's dumb to think that but the fact that people get so uppity when someone ventures to make that claim is obnoxious.

    Step outside and say that.  No?  Didn't think so.  

  14. On 6/1/2020 at 10:12 AM, DrungoHazewood said:

    I'm a huge Manny fan, but what records were those?  All I can come up with is most doubles by an American League player in the first half of a season since 1997.

    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?  

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