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  1. I'm very happy my prediction failed.
  2. Well, Zach did his job. Don't know why Aroldis is smiling
  3. The Yankees lose THHEEEEEE YANKEES LOSE !! Pitching match-ups in this Series should be something to watch.
  4. Nashville Convention Center is booked through January with RV Trailer Shows, Taxidermy Fest, and Moonshine Madness.
  5. Well, Locksley has 3 wins so far, which matches his entire career head coaching record. Two of the three were against those rugged Howard U Bisons and that perennial powerhouse from Joysey, Rutgers. Remaining schedule. Which game do the Terps win? As for me, I'll make my pick when I see the 2020 schedule. Sat, Oct 26 @20 Minnesota Sat, Nov 2 vs16 Michigan Sat, Nov 9 @4 Ohio State Sat, Nov 23 vsNebraska Sat, Nov 30 @Michigan State
  6. My guess is they'll go with Dusty Baker because of his connection to Harper on the Nats.
  7. MLB picked the name. Bud Selig wanted to use Senators, but the DC mayor objected. https://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=1891484
  8. Attendance was slipping several years before the Nats arrived in 2005. There was a 33.8% drop from 1997 to 2003. "Ravens stadium" opened in 1998 and served as a competition for entertainment dollars in the Baltimore area.Ripken retired after 2001 and there was a big drop the following year. 2003 was the 6th (of 14) straight losing seasons. Attendance in 2014 returned to the 2003 levels thanks to a 3rd straight winning season. I've been to Nationals Park; the commute from the Baltimore metro area is miserable, especially during the week. When the O's played there this August, my commute was almost 2 hours one way. The reverse also has to be true. Let's be brutally honest. What Baltimore has offered for 16 of the past 21 years is a losing team. How many diehards from the DC area would continue to make that commute year after year regardless of having a local team? Pre-Nationals 1997 3,711,132 0 1998 3,684,650 -26,482 1999 3,433,150 -277,982 2000 3,297,031 -414,101 2001 3,094,841 -616,291 2002 2,682,439 -1,028,693 2003 2,454,523 -1,256,609 2004 2,744,018 -967,114
  9. Greinke and Corbin have been hittable this postseason, unlike the other 4. I'd consider Sanchez 3, Corbin 4.
  10. 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
  11. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27838489/ravens-quarterback-lamar-jackson-makes-dual-threat-history-win
  12. 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.
  13. That's to avoid libel, so they use words like "allegedly."
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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/
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