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Old#5fan

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Old#5fan last won the day on November 15 2014

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About Old#5fan

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  • Birthday 1/21/1955

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    Shepherdstown WV
  • Interests
    hunting, fishing watching sports, and History Channel
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    United States Treasury Supervisor
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Manny Machado
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Brooks Robinson

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  1. I would like to see an at bat match up somewhere/somehow where Wright pitched to Davis - would be quite interesting to see who loses that battle! One of them has to!
  2. Drafting duds like Matt Hobgood and Pedro Beato in the first round also makes me wonder too about the scouting dept ability. Seems like Orioles have more first round pitching duds than mere bad luck to me.
  3. Yeah I agree and to me Markakis in the outfield always looked like he was running in sand.
  4. I regret that many younger Os fans never got to watch Frank in action as a player. He was as good as they come, Best Orioles hitter to ever don the uniform bar none. I recall fondly as a kid when he arrived in the greatest trade in Orioles history how unbelievably awesome he was. He imo was as good as Aaron or Mays but just wasn’t as heralded for some reason. When he won the Triple Crown I was in awe and it seemed to cement my young mind that the National League was superior as they more superstars than the AL and Frank’s performance demonstrated it clearly even more so in his clutch homers in the WS sweep of the Dodgers against their HOF pitchers. May he RIP as one of my greatest sports heroes ever. Up there with Brooks, Johnny U, Jim, Gino, Cal, Ray, Lenny, and Eddie.
  5. Bad defense like bad hitting seems contagious. Even Chris Davis looks bad and at times Schoop, not to mention even some of the pitchers making more errors than we used to seeing it seems.
  6. Buck may be getting his nice paycheck but it has to be a dreadful experience knowing you are losing and likely to continue losing game after game in a similar fashion. Not scoring runs with a mediocre starting pitching staff and subpar bullpen and no end in site and all this before the AllStar break. I don’t see how it can be any worse!
  7. It’s a lot easier to manage a team with more talented players, just ask Mike Hargrove or Joe Madden. Buck is no exception to this axiom.
  8. Which is why I’m very concerned that Buck may be losing his mind as though I’m no shrink, comments such as this are a total denial of reality and can easily be seen as delusional imo!
  9. This has to be Buck’s living nightmare that he can’t wake up from. It’s killing his W-L record as a manager and sadly will reflect on him badly in the long run I believe.
  10. I am wondering how on God’s green earth Buck Showalter hasn’t lost his mind by now or gets out of bed to go to the ballpark each day!!
  11. Buck could chew out the entire squad daily at this point and it wouldn’t make much difference imo. Yelling and berating them isn’t going to change their inability to score runs or suddenly have a better bullpen. They are way beyond that as a solution. I seriously think this is the worst Orioles offense I’ve seen since we had sluggers like Brook Fordyce, Geronimo Gil, Craig Worthington, Delino Deshields, and Glenn Davis.
  12. Wasn’t aware off that deal, but still have to drive an hour and a half pay $20 or more to park and walk/carry him all the way to game and back, so would rather wait until he was my age (8) when I went to my first game which ended with a Russ Snyder walk-off homer that I could only hear the screaming and cow bell dinging as everyone stood up and I was too small! But I do like Frobbys suggestion of a minor league game as the Hagerstown Suns stadium is 30 minutes from me and no parking costs nor much distance to walk.
  13. No problem, figured you were more of a friend and posted that in jest. I understand too when your options are limited with small kids as they must come first as a parent or grandparent.
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