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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. Spot on. The Orioles are the only reason I keep DirecTV at this point.
  2. This is an interesting perspective as well, and one I was thinking about the other day when thinking about the NFL playoff. Are the Ravens the best team in the NFL this year? Heck no. But can they get hot and win the whole thing. Yes sir. Like we did with Joe's 11-0 td to interception postseason championship run, or like when our defense led us to our first championship. Baseball can be the same way. The best team doesn't always win. We probably were the favorites in 2014 but injuries and a hot KC team knocked us out. But yeah, 2014 was a hell of a fun year, and I'd like to have competitive, contending teams every year.
  3. In fact they raised our prices. DTV has gone down the tubes since AT&T bought them.
  4. I think the Ravens have spoiled us. Aside from a few stinker years, every year the team is in contention, we've made the playoffs more than not over our history, and we have two Super Bowl wins in 25 years, and are currently in the middle of a great young team making another run. But, how would we feel if with all that success, we had never made the Super Bowl? It would be devastating. Like Frobby and Corn said, when we won in 83, I had no reason to believe that would be it for my lifetime. I was only 9 years old, and it was the second time we'd be in the World Series in my short life. The Orioles were the class of the league for many years, and then....nothing. While 96 and 97 were fun, and 2012, 14, and 16 brought us back into that giddy feeling of playoff baseball, I am now nearing my upper 40's, and I honestly think I'd take that 2027 WS even if it meant 6 more years of losing to get to that point. The feeling I had in the upper deck when Damon Young cleared the bases to beat Detroit was awesome. I still get goosebumps thinking about it. But at this point in my life...I want to finally, as an adult, experience the ultimate glory of a WS win!
  5. Agree. As long as front line workers and high risk people have first dibs, which they will, this should be a non issue come the Spring.
  6. Did he mention if 100 losses is the goal, or JUST the first overall pick? Because this team sure seems destined for both.
  7. I think his reasoning for being open and honest now is that he hopes the Orioles DO release him and pay him the rest of his contract to literally do nothing. I mean, he's "tried" to get better the past 3-4 years with no success...might as well just sit at home and get paid. I agree with someone above...I would not give back the money either. But I think his plan is to piss the Orioles off enough that they release him and he still gets paid.
  8. Ya know something? Fans get upset all the time that there is no loyalty in baseball anymore. (or any sports). How could Manny not try to work out a long term deal with the O's? Booooooo Manny. How could Moose leave and sign with the Yankees? Booooo Mussina. And yet here is someone on the Hangout. The best of the best. Starting a thread about releasing a solid player who is coming off cancer treatment. Well you know what? Boooooooooooooo Hangout for this even being a thread.
  9. I guess we should thank the Orioles for playing like crap the past two weeks, opening up the trade talks and closing the door on any thoughts Hyde may have had on trying to talk Elias into keeping the team intact. This is still a rebuilding club and we are still a few years away. While the .500 record through the first 24 games was nice, we can't lose site of the overall long term plan. So, with that said, I certainly hope Elias is not done yet today.
  10. Maybe he'll get hemorrhoids from riding the pine?
  11. No one is ever going to do that. That is just spite, and there is no reason for it. Play him a couple times a week and see what happens.
  12. Oh, I disagree. Hyde does not seem to be a fan of Davis, and has been stuck with his contract and zero production since he came on board. They had that blowup in the dugout last year. I absolutely think Hyde is the one benching him. As for playing time, if Nunez starts slumping, they will put Davis back at first. Nunez defense is so bad he is a liability out there. So Nunez needs to keep hitting or we're getting the return of Davis.
  13. Sounds like between the Davis play and Smith's base running, I should be happy I fell asleep in the top of the ninth. So essentially we've given away two games in the last three.
  14. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
  15. Isn't this kind of like saying "it wasn't THAT long ago that Chris Davis was hitting bombs and leading the league in homers." ???? I agree with others, just bring up Mountcastle already. Although it looks like our little hot streak is over and we should fall nicely back down the standings again.
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