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  1. Traber had serious medical problems this past May. A benign brain tumor caused seizures which required surgery https://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/bill-haisten-incredibly-blessed-jim-traber-is-back-to-his/article_6d756dfd-632b-53b8-b359-6ac00bc36ecc.html
  2. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27838489/ravens-quarterback-lamar-jackson-makes-dual-threat-history-win
  3. In the past 5 years, the Rays' payroll has been 27th or lower. This year it was 30th, at $53.5M. You already know the answer to your math problem; Davis and Cobb walk away from guaranteed contracts. I'm not sure why you picked that number. The last time Orioles payroll was below $50M was in 1996. Even with attendance where it is, the Orioles should be able to pay twice that number, and it was 3X that number from 2016-18.
  4. That's to avoid libel, so they use words like "allegedly."
  5. One could say Buck's success proved Sweater Vest Andy wrong. If Andy doesn't accept that, then Buck wouldn't be a candidate. However, I'd like to believe Andy would be more open-minded to a reunion. That is unless there was some unreported friction between the two.
  6. Lee MacPhail was dying so supposedly Andy left baseball to spend time with him in his last days. It's true Andy wanted Wedge not Buck, but if there was bad blood because of it nothing was reported at the time. He didn't take the Phillies job until 3 1/2 years later.
  7. In my scenario, the Nats would be in the A.L. East. You can still hate their fans if you choose, as I will always hate NY and Pink Hat Nation. 😉 I considered another scenario where the Rays would trade places with the Nats instead, but where's the fun in that? For years, we've read how the Nats have it so much easier, and despite that, still several would rather leave things be. That's one thing I admired about Buck, he never looked for pity to have to face NY or Boston 19X each.
  8. Yep. It came out yesterday, and was mostly about the announcing team. While mostly multiple choice (5 stars for Palmer, Thorne, and Big Ben), there were opportunities to tell them what you really think. Let's just say I was polite, but still critical of Jim Hunter, Fleet Admiral of the Good Ship Lollipop.
  9. I'm sure the knee jerk reaction would be, "Sure, Soprano, in a heartbeat." Would you miss the "rivalry" with the Yankees or Red Sox? Would you rather watch N.L. baseball? That's all part of the deal. Milwaukee switched back to being a N.L. city in 1998. The Orioles were a N.L. team at one time.....1892-99. Would you switch leagues? Why or why not?
  10. The Orioles payroll in 2018 was almost $142M, 11th overall, which bought them 47 wins. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/mlb/orioles/salaries/2018/team/all/
  11. Kapler fired. Buck to the Phillies?
  12. They link to an article in The Athletic, which makes some familiar statements about Buck "TTP" Showalter.
  13. I didn't notice Kline as much. Maybe I was too busy smashing @Hank Scorpio's remotes at the wall whenever Jorge Julio, and, in particular, Fat Sid Ponson pitched. Ponson was gone, shipped off to SF. Then Beatagan brought him back. In fairness, they tried to send him packing again, but Angelos personally intervened and prevented a trade to Texas. SMDH.
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