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Dipper9 last won the day on August 2 2018

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About Dipper9

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  • Birthday 5/29/1974

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    I'd rather be in OC.
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    Baseball, Football, Golf, Home Improvement, movies
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    Safety Engineer
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Adam Jones
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Cal Ripken

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  1. After still mourning the loss of my father in law in late July, I'm still trying to come to grips with Weams' passing last week. As everyone has said, he truly was a great, wonderful, kind man. Many people overuse the phrase "He'd give you the shirt off his back" but Michael truly was one of those people. He would, and did, do anything for you. Like many of my "friends" on the Hangout, Weams and I started as virtual friends, but after the first time we met at an Orioles game, we quickly became true friends. He and I had each other's numbers and would call or text on occasion, sometimes to
  2. Here's my take. The Orioles are cheap, they no longer care about winning, and they certainly don't care about the fans. I am a 13 game season ticket holder. Prices have not gone down during this rebuild, even though the Orioles organization openly admits its a rebuild and we are not trying to be competitive. Not only have prices of tickets not gone down, but concession costs have risen, parking cost has risen by nearly 50% on some nights, and they don't let you bring your own food into the stadium anymore. They will tell you that is COVID related, but I would trust my own food I am b
  3. Has anyone seen Valaika having dinner at the Warehouse with Mark Teixiera? Or is it Texeira? Or Texiera?
  4. Not sure if its a sign of the COVID times, an indication of the impact of not showing ST games on MASN, or maybe I am just not the fan I used to be. But here we are 3 days from Opening Day, and for the first time in my nearly 47 years on this planet, I'm not sure I could tell you ten guys on the Orioles opening day roster.
  5. Hogan just announced limited fans will be permitted to be at Orioles games, including Opening Day. I sure hope there is some reward for those of us who have kept our season tickets through all of this mess. Now I am excited for baseball!!!
  6. Agreed. He is getting paid by his employers for under-performance. The employer, the Orioles, are the ones who "owe it to the fans" to cut him loose.
  7. I don't necessarily disagree, but growing up in the 70's and early 80's many weeknight games started at 730 I believe. Only a few games were televised each week, so I mostly listened on the radio, but even the televised ones I was listening to the end of the game in bed, and I still grew up as a die hard fan. The difference is I like the sport of baseball, and the Orioles were always good back then. The games ending late has always been an issue, that is not new, and actually MLB has done a better job in recent years changing to earlier start times on weekdays and having way more day ga
  8. With the lower attendance we've seen over the past few decades of losing, I think a lot of your ideas about removing traditional seating and replacing it with bars or congregating areas would be cool. Sarasota's Spring Training facility and Aberdeen are two examples I have been to that have picnic area seating where you can still enjoy the game, but in more of a social environment with friends than just sitting in a standard chair. That said, I like to just sit and watch the game, and not have my back to the field, so I guess I'm in the "get off my lawn" crowd. But I also think there is
  9. I am puckering just thinking about seats on top of the warehouse. lol
  10. Match Play. Whoever scores the most each inning wins the inning. So if the visitor doesn't score in the top of the inning, and the home team scores any run in the bottom, they win the skin and move on to the next inning. Winner of the most skins after 9 wins the game. Beer Rules: Each player must hold a red solo cup of Natty Boh at all times during the game, both in the field and at the plate. Um...No. Don't change anything. Baseball is a great game. Play the traditional rules and let us fans of the game enjoy the game. People who think its slow or boring will always think th
  11. If the hope is that Davis pulls his back shoveling his driveway (I KNOW he lives in Texas, shush) then why not just cut bait and let him go. Its lost money any way you cut it.
  12. You beat me to it Corn. The team is in a rebuild that is seemingly taking forever with no real signs of being ready anytime soon. They have gotten rid of the pre and post game shows and the "fan favorites" (or not) that sat behind those desks. And truth be told, by the time we are ready to compete, I'm not sure a 30 year old Mancini would really make much difference at that point. So yeah, IF the deal is right, you make it. BUT...you don't just give him away. That would be ludicrous, which means the O's will do it. In any event, the Orioles are still trotting out Chris Davis ev
  13. Its pretty telling that I am more upset about the Orioles and MASN getting rid of our favorite announcers than I am about the piss poor teams they have put together over the last 5 years, but alas, this is where we are. I would always have the pre-game show on while I was cleaning up dinner, so now I guess its just MLBN all the time except when our game is actually on. I've always liked Dempsey and Tom Davis and their over the top homerism. I'm not sure why they get criticized, as I have no problems with local guys supporting the team that we all love. Gary Thorne is the bigges
  14. Spot on. The Orioles are the only reason I keep DirecTV at this point.
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