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  1. Maybe it was a blessing he got hurt. It appears Schoop would attribute part of his success to working with Brady: @EddieInTheYard: Schoop credited Brady Anderson for helping with his recovery. Schoop said Brady pushed him by doing drills with him. #orioles @LizWFB: Brady Anderson, 50, is "killing" Jonathon Schoop, 23, w/his workouts #BradyFanForLife https://t.co/lgwPqtny0F http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-notebook-0616-20150615-story.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Question for the baseball heads here: how much, if any, do you think the O's will try and tinker with Stewart's swing in the offseason? I would love to see Stewart work with Brady this offseason to get in great shape. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I don't have cable so I listen to O's games via the MLB At Bat application. The broadcast stated Paredes hit from the left side of the plate today despite Norris being a lefty? Anyone think he will give up switch hitting in the offseason? I am happy he is open to trying different approaches. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. What are the chances Stewart works out with Brady this offseason? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I do not there is a clear correlation between weight and quickness. Yes often the more you weigh the more difficult it could be to maintain quickness. The key is flexibility. If you add a flexibility and core strengthening program like yoga into your workout routine, you'll be just fine maintaining your quickness and durability. With Schoop's back problem, I really hope he put a strong emphasis on flexibility. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. It might be nice for Urrutia to have a fellow Cuban in Morales on the team. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. More than anything how about the risk of moving Machado to SS? He is coming off of major surgery and will not get any offseason time to work as a shortstop. If he had a full offseason of SS work, I would not sweat it. But I think it is an extremely risky proposition to move a guy to SS who is coming off of reconstructive knee surgery with limited practice time.
  8. Notes from Law, sorry if already posted: • Baltimore's Henry Urrutia did nothing during the game, but since I've received a lot of questions about him and this was my first look at him, I should mention that his BP was one of the most impressive of all, maybe second only to Miguel Sano's. http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/keith-law/post/_/id/967/key-takeaways-from-the-futures-game • I mentioned that Baltimore's Henry Urrutia took a very good BP on Sunday, so here's some more detail. His approach overall is very quiet, with great balance throughout and more strength in his wrists and forearms than you'd guess based on his lean frame. He rotates his hips well for more power and gets very good extension through the zone. His at-bats in the game weren't great -- small sample, of course -- and he's not a good athlete. But as a second-half DH option for the Orioles, who have received a repulsive .197/.261/.382 line from their designated hitters and have taken to using the likes of Nolan Reimold in that spot -- this year, he could easily provide an upgrade. http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/keith-law/post?id=978
  9. I really wish LJ Hoes could have stuck at 2B. He is looking really good at the plate.
  10. Quentin Patton from LA Tech and Da'Rick Rogers from TN Tech are playmaking wide receivers still available. Patton was a guy that McShay projected to us in the first round in his final mock.
  11. More flexibility, think of what the Giants do. Upshaw is a big OLB, he's going to be playing strongside OLB on run downs. Dumerville would be a weakside OLB in our scheme, sealing off the backside. You might even see Suggs, Upshaw, and Dumerville on the field at the same time. Upshaw moves inside to rush or Upshaw is on the strongside with Dumerville and Suggs stacked on the weakside to confuse the defense (Suggs has the ability to drop, or they can stunt these guys). Canty is a guy who has flexibility where he can play all the spots, Ngata could as well. Dumerville would really give a lot of options for Pees on defense, and more importantly, make us less relient upon the blitz.
  12. I wonder if in thirty years we look back on soda like we do cigarettes now? Just seems sodas have so many more artificial ingredients who knows what that is doing to our bodies?
  13. Definitely the second championship. The first one was awesome, but it kind of came out of nowhere. The second one was five years in the making, following constant heartbreak season after season. This time around we have so many more haters that we shut up. Not to mention Ray's last ride, all the injuries we had, Art, OJ, the list goes on and on. No question the second championship.
  14. If this game was indoors on turf I would be really scared, but being outside at home is a huge advantage for us. Slows down Luck and their offense a little bit. Believe it or not I feel we matchup well against the Colts.
  15. Newbie question here: does the first round pick compensation expire on LaRoche? If he goes unsigned is there a date after which we could sign him and not surrender the first round pick?
  16. Is anyone else really intrigued by the pistol offenses run in Washington and San Francisco? Our real problem comes down to having a pathetic running attack. The pistol keeps the defense on it's heel for the play action. It is a very lineman and runningback friendly system. We have tremendous talent at runningback. How about we fire Harbaugh, get Kyle Shanahan to be the head coach, and then just draft a tough as nails, badass QB to run the pistol. I am tired of having a lethargic QB, we need a true badass who can lead a team. That is my intangible when drafting a QB. The Seahawks showed with Russell Wilson you do not need to draft someone who has all the tools, just a guy who is a smart leader who best fits your system.
  17. I have always regretted not being more interested in science in high school and junior college (I always got good grades just never interested me till later). I love space as well. Has anyone read any of Brian Greene's books? I have heard his book are a great intermediary for understanding otherwise difficult scientific concepts. Anyone have any opinions on these books?
  18. For all you Catholics out here, I do not know if anyone else saw this. Before the Tucker game winning kick, the camera showed Tucker on the field, he did the sign of the cross. Then the camera showed Ray Rice on the bench, who did the sign of the cross. And finally the camera went to Harbaugh walking the sideline, who did the sign of the cross. Hilarious! I had no choice but to do it myself!
  19. We'll have to agree to disagree here. I agree with the decision to go for it on fourth down. It was looking like one of those days where we had no idea if the offense was going to be put in a position to get seven points. We had good momentum. I like the call. What I did not agree with was Flacco's decision to change the play. I think in that situation you have to ride it out. As far as the 'mismanagement' on the field goal, once again I disagree. The defense knows you are going to run a play to get the ball toward the middle of the field. Calling three "very conservative" run plays and the defense will blitz the heck out of the A gaps and blow the play up for potentially a multiple yard loss. If we could not get a fourth-and-inches on a run play, I do not like our chances in this situation either. I thought Harbaugh played this situation right by making it as easy as possible for Tucker right in the middle of the field. I am going to give Harbaugh some credit. There was a third down play in Ravens territory on the Chargers posession where we held them to their last field goal. Chargers had a bunch formation near the home sideline and Corey Graham for whatever reason ran toward the other side of the field. Harbaugh had the awareness to call a TO on what could have been a huge play for the Chargers.
  20. I didn't watch Dickson the whole night, but on the play in the redzone where Joe threw to Torrey in double coverage on the curl Dickson was streaking down the seam wide open. I do not think Joe looked Dickson's way much at all.
  21. This is what I thought immediately as well. I was sure I read Harbaugh's lips after the play saying "F*** them."
  22. I know people don't care too much for this rating, but according to ESPN's Total QB Rating, Wilbon is not too far off. Flacco's career average is 54.44. 50 is considered average for a QB. I myself like the total QB rating a lot more than the traditional QB rating statistic.
  23. Trade for Headley. Manny at SS and Hardy at 2B. A couple of more Chen, Gonzo like acquisitions by DD and we'll be just fine. Don't forget Wada will be back next season as well.
  24. I think a real question is: what to do with Manny Machado? Do we keep him at third another year? Or put him at short where hopefully he is able to stay for a long period of time? Of course, moving Machado off third then creates a hole at third. I say we pick back up of pursuit of Chase Headley. Have Manny at short and either get rid of Hardy or move him to second.
  25. I love Big Bang Theory. It is such an easy show to watch. You don't have to think hard and it is am easy laugh. Really good show to relax to at the end of a tough day. Chuck Lorre is a genius. Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory being huge hits at the same time. Not to mention re-runs of these shows are on all the time on TBS and FX. He must be rolling in the cash.
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