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    I think a lot of the team’s winning was despite him being at the helm. Such a solidly consistent franchise. Cards fans I know were driven crazy by the guy.
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    True! It just pales in comparison to Houston’s 107 and makes a casual observer think a lesser team won. Now, the 2014 Royals buzzsaw that we ran into... (yes, still very bitter!)
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    It’s been pointed out many times that the Nats started 19-31 and then finished on a tear. They were the hottest/best team in baseball for the last four months of the season. No way they weren’t deserving of the wild card opportunity that they seized. And when you look at it through that lens, it’s really not all that surprising that they took the championship despite having only 93 wins.
  4. Dick Bleier, #1 in ESPN’s “Your New Favorite Reliever Power Rankings: Eight guys to love you've never heard of” Plus Josh Hader and our buddy Chaz Roe. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23095176/your-new-favorite-reliever-power-rankings-eight-guys-love-never-heard-of
  5. Crazy idea - If we’re not trading Manny because we think we can contend, why not go all in and see if we can get Arrieta and Darvish on 1 yr, $30M contacts or something and give it a whirl to see if that can take us to the promised land? Then start over next year.
  6. Exactly. I'd gladly chip in $5 or $10 here and there because I love checking in on the forums and everyone's opinions. But $25 for a plus membership is not of interest to me since I don't care about the features and therefore don't want to put out $25 for it.
  7. Have you considered a way to accept donations for the site? I frequently read and rarely post, and it'd be great to have a way to chip in without going the $25 Plus Member route. I've donated smaller amounts to other forums I frequent or have found useful.
  8. And I most definitely did not do that. I stated a few pages back that Adam has been one of my favorite players for years. He tells it like it is and speaks his mind, which is refreshing compared to the corporate line you get from so many. Glad he's our guy.
  9. Good stuff, Tony. That was the intent of me bringing up the demographics, but you said it all much more eloquently. When you look at the percentage of black players in the game, combined with the other socioeconomic factors you point out, it's not surprising the way it is and it also doesn't make it a white man's sport. I, too, disagreed when Adam said that last year.
  10. But Mancini t-shirts on Monday!
  11. Just to be clear, Adam has been one of my favorite O's since he joined the team. Love his personality and effort, and he lays it all out on the field. He's the heart of the team and I love him. So, take my anecdote for what it's worth. It's interesting discussion.
  12. Ha, Clevenger. Not really going anywhere. It was an interesting read that relates to characterizing it as a white man's game. I should have known someone was going to jump on me for posting it...
  13. A couple of years ago I read an article with some charts that showed that MLB is actually the closest representation of US race demographics of all the major sports leagues. I can't find it now, so I just looked up that African Americans make up 12.2% of the US population. It's lower, but not too far off from 42 active out of 750. It's really not much more of a minority than the general population. Maybe NFL and NBA sitting in the backs of our minds skew our perspective on MLB's composition. I just found the whole thing to be interesting. Regardless, awful that that happened to Adam.
  14. I'm just amused that the OP wants retaliation, all the while posting under the name 'calmunderfire' Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I burst out laughing. Well played. Such an excellent show.
  16. Any idea if this 7% attendance drop includes the three lost home games from the relocated weekend Rays series? If so, we're only looking at about a 3% drop.
  17. In addition to the Sunday plan, they've had B, C, and D plans and each one has a different set of 13 tickets. All of those plans and the 29-game plan add up to 81 games total, so they can break out seats to be sold to partial plan holders for the whole schedule. Keep in mind that the O's are super flexible with trading in tickets and buying additional tickets at the season plan price for anywhere in the stadium. You could theoretically buy whichever 13-game plan and then trade them all in for 13 Sundays as long as you don't mind sitting in different seats each game.
  18. My guess when they mentioned choosing your plan is that they mean which of the four 13-game plans from which you can choose.
  19. I've been running with Longball Tommy Hunter ever since he was serving them up as a starter last season. What's sad is when I went to bed last night and saw the alerts pop up on my phone for their two home runs, my first thought was, "Longball must be pitching..."
  20. I'm Doug in part due to Doug DeCinces. And my wife has actually brought up using Camden as a middle name some day.
  21. I was on the outdoor staircase at the Comcast Center at UMD waiting to go into the arena for my wife's graduation in '06. Harold Baines was coming up the steps headed into the arena as well. I said his name and he looked at me, smiled, and I shook his hand.
  22. My wife and I still refer to Aubrey Huff as "Huffrey" to this day, which was a Palmer goof roughly 5 years ago one game when the O's were playing the Rays.
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