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Too Tall

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  1. A long time ago, I taught high school math. It has always struck me that us Humans have a hard time finding common denominators. Thanks Tony for finding and perpetuating a common denominator!!!! Much appreciated - Go O's!!!!!! Now, back to the background.😀
  2. Long time reader on this site and seldom poster. Just entered my ninth decade so I've seen a lot of baseball and other stuff too. My grandmother use to tell a young boy, "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face!" Just saying. And best wishes to all of you and all of us and of course The Orioles!
  3. " But also some Orioles stuff, too. Probably because the average age of a typical baseball fan is advanced enough to remember when the O's were awesome and by the time you get that old you ain't changing." You got that right, DH!!! Tried the Senator's before 1954 and it just couldn't stick. Afterwards, they were always bad till recently. I was born in DC, but rooting for DC just doesn't sit right for some reason. Maybe it's because I always said rooting for the Yankees was like rooting for the IRS and there is some connectivity there! It's remembering the 60's through early 80's and the great teams/players that sustains. May never see that level of success again in my time, but damn it was fun!!!!! Wish that for all you "youngun's"!! I will pass to the Next league - always and Oriole Fan where ever they are !!!!!!!
  4. In the winter of 1967 I got to play basketball with an Eastern Shore All Star team against a team of Orioles at the Civic Center in Salisbury. Played against Jim Palmer, Dave McNalley, Paul Blair, - a number of the members of the '66 World Series Champs except Frank. Had a joint party afterwards with our families at Bob Layton"s home in Salisbury. Bob was a well know sport's writer on The Shore and put on the event. I will always remember just how athletic they were on the court and how real nice they all were as well. My wife was pregnant with our second at the time and she still talks about how good looking Jim Palmer was. She's had a crush ever since. By the way, they won. But, I didn't care cause that was the highlight of my basketball experience. Also played against the Washington Senators but that doesn't come close to compare. Been a die-hard Orioles fan since 1954!
  5. I pray for Trey the 27 year old young man and pull for a full recovery! I also pray for Trey, the best the Orioles have at this time, and hope for the same. In the total scheme of things, the first is so much more important!!!! Let's use all the prayer and best wishes we can to help support Trey and his family through this!
  6. The contrasts on this site are unbelievable at times. There is the depth and information in the daily Sarasota reports and the intelligent posts started by regulars like Frobby. A lot of great debate, information, and differences of opinion! Then there is this OP that keeps going on when it should have been closed pages ago.
  7. Organization didn't handle it well? Maybe just maybe, they are respecting Trey's wishes and those of his family. It's his body - it's his physical issue and in that light none of our business!!! Speculation be damned - Get Well Trey!!!!! Those that want to speculate or criticize the Orioles , try instead offering concern and prayers for Trey and find something else to talk about!
  8. From a collector's viewpoint, you should buy one and not wear it. Put it in storage and in 100 years your great grand children may cash in! Remember, "ugly" over time can go up in value because no one buys.😁
  9. Thank you! Again, this is what makes this forum special. I truly appreciate your contributions to this site!
  10. Too Tall

    Farewell OH

    Wow! Feel like I just won and lost at the same time. Best to you and of course The Orioles. Your analysis and insights will truly be missed in this forum.
  11. The OP predicts how The Davis Saga could play out. It is both reasonable and rational. The quality of the thought behind the OP is why I continue to turn to this site everyday for Orioles related news and opinion. Thank you!!! Personally. I've moved on from Chris even though the Orioles have not. With this team, my life long team, I'm going to look for and appreciate the positives. Never-the-less, I enjoyed reading and thinking about this and appreciate the time and thought it was given.
  12. I'm not crazy about the move, but I understand why it is happening. If you are going to non-tender a player anyway because you can't apparently find a trade partner, why not give that player and his agent a few days to see if there is a team out there willing to put in a claim and go to arbitration with him. To me, based on what Villar did last year, that's a good move for him and a decent thing to do. If no one claims him and he become a free agent as he would after Monday anyway, well that speaks volumes. I go back to 1954. I don't like losing but i'm treating what we are going through as a rerun of the early years. I like following the youngsters!
  13. A high school class mate of mine wrote a book about the Eastern Shore League. Can't remember the name of the book but his name ( the author) is Bill Mowbray. A google search may find that for you. I remember seeing Don Zimmerman play for the Cambridge Dodgers. Hope you can find it and enjoy.
  14. I grew up to age 4 in Arlington Virginia and then to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Up to age 14, all I knew were the Cambridge Dodgers ( Dodger's Class D team) and the Washington Senators. My uncle took me to a Sunday Senator's double header in 1952. Watched the Senators beat the Yankees twice, each time with a Cuban starting pitcher for the Senators. Was special cause that may have been the only time that year they beat the Yankees. Got Mickey Vernon's and Eddie Yost's (The Walking Man)autograph. When the Brown's moved to Baltimore in 1954, I became hooked. Have been a Oriole's fan ever since. I remember that first year like it was yesterday. My favorite players were Ole Scrap Iron - Clint Courtney ( I caught in Little League) - and Chuck Deering - a fleet no hit center fielder ( I couldn't hit either but played good defense ). When it came to the National league, I rooted for the Dodgers. As is still true today - ANY ONE BUT THE YANKEES!
  15. I really thought you were going to say you hate them because: - They proved you could get to the World Series with very good home grown pitching. - They proved with very good pitching even a "so-so" offense could compete with the rest of each league. - Thereby deminishing for another year the argument that the Big Markets like the Hankies can buy their way into everything - whenever. A RING FOR HUFFSTER!!!!!!?
  16. Too Tall

    Petition

    Let's see: For the first time in quite a while, we are entering September and actually for the moment improving our won/loss record instead of going further in the tank. Yea, let's petition to fire the manager.
  17. Assuming the FO can pull off a trade with a good young return, DO IT, now or this winter!
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