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LA2 last won the day on July 15 2015

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About LA2

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  • Birthday 12/4/1955

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    Seoul & Flatbush, Brooklyn
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    Poetry, the movies, East Asian culture
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    Retired professor, author
  • Favorite Current Oriole
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    Brooks, Stu Miller, Cuellar, Eddie, Kim Hyun Soo

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  1. LA2

    vs. D-RAYS, 7/31

    What are Sulser's pitches?
  2. LA2

    vs. D-RAYS, 7/31

    Who was our All-star representative last year? Now I remember: Means.
  3. LA2

    vs. D-RAYS, 7/31

    Thanks. He was delivering in the surprising 3-slot!
  4. LA2

    vs. D-RAYS, 7/31

    Sorry to join in late here, but is Iglesias injured?
  5. LA2

    vs. YANKEES, 7/30

    I feel the same way about shoot-outs to break ties in soccer. So different in nature from actual play during the match.
  6. MLB could resort to the no-RF, no-LF, 3-man-infield pick-up games I remember when growing up in Baltimore. That or gladiator formats.
  7. Would it be easier for him to learn how to bounce or half-swing singles to the left side occasionally?
  8. LA2

    Earl & Eddie

    Such good memories. Earl somehow always getting the team into contention, Eddie able to deliver in the clutch against any pitcher. Must have been a fundamental rhythm of my life back then.
  9. Starting today, when I get to the OH website, even before I sign in, I see that it is already signed in, but under a different member's ID. So far it's been SteveA and Can_of_Corn. When I try to log in, my ID shows up, but then beyond my control it will suddenly become another member's. So, for example, it will be SteveA's profile that is accessed, not mine. But then, even without me doing anything, it will revert to LA2. Is this happening to anyone else? Is anyone else's account suddenly appearing and acting as if it's mine? This is happening despite my signing in and out several times. Strange!
  10. Iglesias's career record clearly shows that he doesn't walk much on top of his sometimes decent batting average. So he's not an old-school top of the order SS, although he can sometimes steal bases. I would simply take batting him sixth as Hyde's recognition of his traditional stats last year in a career-high 146 games: .288 with 11 home runs and 59 RBIs, and especially because he had a relatively hot second half: .295 / .321 / .427 / .748. Those are very close to Hanser Alberto's numbers last season and I don't think Oriole fans were upset with him batting in the top two-thirds of the lineup. In fact, Iglesias has actually hit over .300 twice: in 2013 (101 OPS+) and 2015 (99 OPS+). So we can't fault Hyde for hoping something like that or 2019 could happen again. I'm sure if Ruiz's power-stroke continues to grow or Severino can put together something like his .818 OPS over 47 first-half games last year (about the number of games he might start in this year's short season), then they or a surprising outfielder will be transposed with Iglesias, who does seem to be totally fine as a no. 7 hitter. Not a big deal. FWIW, Baseball-Ref's 2020 simulation has Iglesias after 92 games-started at .274 with 24 doubles, 10 homers, and .274 /.312 / .427 / .739. He's 29, but with only 2,915 career plate-appearances. Several of his seasons match or surpass any of the last four we got from the beloved J.J. Hardy and at about a quarter of the price, with less likelihood of injury and twice the foot speed. I am looking forward to watching him play.
  11. LA2

    Box Scores

    As my eyes skimmed quickly in a diagonal down and across the block of acknowledgements, my peripheral vision spotted the names of Julian Javier (Jonathan Frankel/Javier Anderson) and Harmon Killebrew (Herm Krobbenhoft). (Looking more closely now, there's also a Palmer.) Interesting, I thought, that former players helped out--must have taken a very long time to compile, since Harmon passed a decade ago. Hmm, there must be something I miss watching.
  12. Yes, I agree. I realized my error and revised it soon after posting. Thank you.
  13. Very dismayed to read this. Average age out there must be older, relatively speaking, and so quite concerning. Since I will be in Miami, I am encouraged to see that its mayor is reclosing to a certain extent. Superficially, the mortality rate (deaths / total confirmed infected) has been decreasing, but this is deceptive; it's due to the rapid increase in the number of cases outrunning the increase (not decrease) in number of deaths.
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