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primetime last won the day on October 17 2012

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About primetime

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  • Birthday 12/13/1977

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  • Location
    Owings Mills
  • Interests
    O's, Ravens, Terps. Golf and duckpin bowling.
  • Occupation
    engineer
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Nick Markakis
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Jim Palmer
  1. Obviously, that's everything going right. But it's not all that far fetched.
  2. Winning out would include sweeping Toronto, so because of that, we would guarantee a playoff spot.
  3. The closest things I could find was on 9/26/82 at County Stadium in Milwaukee, T-Bone Shelby caught a Cecil Cooper flyball and nailed the would be tying run at the plate for a double play to end the bottom of the 8th and preserve a 3-2 lead.
  4. I think they have a sense of Sundays because it's almost always a 1-1:30ish start time. But with regards to the rest of the week, I would imagine it starts to blend together. It starts to fall on deaf ears to fans but when guys talk about "the grind", it's very real. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  5. You're feeling was correct, albeit a small sample size. Gausman has pitched 3 Saturday home games. 6/25 vs Tampa - 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 Ks 7/23 vs Cleveland - 7 IP, 2 R (0 ER), 7 Ks 9/3 vs NYY - 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  6. I know that tonight's game is tonight's game but Bumgarner has lost 5 straight starts. Not all his fault of course as he has pitched well in 3 of the 5 starts but he's given up 4 ER in the other starts. He's an awesome pitcher but he's not some unbeatable juggernaut. You have to factor in the struggles of SF's offense combined with some good starting pitching of our own over the last week. Based on that, you'll forgive me if I don't want to see us forfeit tonight's game because of Bumgarner starting. EDIT.....unless this is of course the Firestone reverse jinx in play. If that's the case, we're doomed.
  7. This is a good point. It's tough enough to recover from a flu or stomach bug when you're a "normal" person. Let alone trying to compete athletically at the highest level; especially at this point in the season when even completely healthy players are feeling the dog days of August.
  8. I find the use of Wieters/Joseph very strange lately. When Wieters hurt his foot, Caleb caught 6 games in a row, went 7 for 20 and we won 4 out of 6, including the last 4 in a row. Also, the starting pitching was outstanding in those last 4 games. Since Wieters foot has been "better" (he still appears a bit hobbled), he's started 10 of the 11 games. And during this time, Wieters concluded an absolutely horrid July where his OPS was .327 and he looked tentative behind the plate; save for the outstanding throw on Wednesday night in the 9th inning. Bottom line, I know Caleb has had a rough year with the stick but a bit of regular playing time and he started to come around. Combine that with the team generally pitching better when Joseph catches and I think Buck should be balancing out the playing time a bit.
  9. primetime

    Attendance

    Walkup sales do not drive attendance. Average walkup is between 3000 and 5000, depending on the weather, day of the week, who's pitching, etc. What really drives your attendance is season ticket sales and the Orioles severely bungled season ticket renewals this offseason. Sure the price hikes hurt but I think the real issue was the extremely late/delayed mailing of season ticket renewal invoices. If you recall, we basically held off on season ticket renewals until after Davis was resigned; then letters were mailed out sometime in mid February, only about 6 weeks before opening day. In years past, season ticket renewals were coming out in December, IIRC. (I'm including a link from the Sun in 2015, where renewals were sent out in January that year and that it was nearly 2 months late) That additional time afforded people the opportunity to make a decision, work out payments. etc. Instead, you not only sharply increase prices but you also give fans virtually no time to make their decision. I can speak to this personally; my folks have been season ticket holders for 10 years.By the time they got their renewal letter, they decided against it because they didn't have enough time to pay off their plan. Had they gotten their renewal in December, they would've renewed. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bal-orioles-will-not-raise-ticket-prices-for-2015-20150127-story.html
  10. WNST reported too, so did rotoworld. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  11. He threw a total of 10 innings in 5 rehab games. His 1 "start" at Bowie lasted 1 inning, he gave up 7 hits and 6 ERs. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  12. Given that we had no lefty starter, I was all for giving Matusz another shot. If he hadn't gotten hurt in the spring, I think we might've stretched him (I believe we had the past few springs as well). But since we weren't able to do so, I don't see how we could've started him. With him being out of options, I don't know if the max 20 day rehab stint would've been enough to get him to starter's length. I wouldn't be surprised if he can be a 4/5 starter in the NL for the next few years. He's left handed and has a pulse, so that helps. I don't see any kind of Arrieta-esque revival for him but who knows? Maybe he finds that 2nd half of 2010 stuff again. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  13. The Eck was the last AL RP to win the Cy Young. He had 51 saves and a 1.91 ERA. He K'd 93, walked 11 in 80 IP, with a WHIP of 0.913. Zach is on pace for 70ish IP, 50ish saves, 80+ K's and his ERA and WHIP are microscopic. Absent a really dominant starter this year, I think Zach could have a realistic shot at the AL Cy Young award. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
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