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Roy Firestone

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Roy Firestone last won the day on December 23 2019

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About Roy Firestone

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    Encino, California
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    Music, Collecting Orioles rarities, Massive Beatles fan and collector
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  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Jeremy Guthrie
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    You kidding? Brooks forever!!!

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  1. Some of you know of my Brooks Robinson friendship for about 50 years....Here us the moment I put into words about what kind of man he was...to me...and to everybody who ever knew him:
  2. Its been a very hard time lately for sports fans, for America, the world at large... now this. We are all hopeful they were able to catch it early, Remember, both Boog and Eric Davis had it and they are both doing well today. Trey is as nice a young man as I've come across in baseball. He is an excellent talent, and a stellar human being. Heres hoping he gets to play again, but more importantly heres to getting well. We all love you, "Boom Boom:".
  3. Get well soon Trey. One of the truly great guys in this team's history...not just currently.Hope its not serious.
  4. Jim just had major back surgery...but he's going to be ready for opening day. He's a warrior. The last of the great Orioles from the great teams still bleeding Orange and Black,and I for one am relieved he's back for as long as he can go.He's still one of the best baseball analysts alive.
  5. As someone who believes in tradition and simple, classic looks, this looks like some sort of mistake.Sometimes, in the pursuit of making a buck..baseball should just leave things alone...this hat is horrid...and so is the team...go back to Orange bill, laughing bird, and black panel...and then go back to the business of winning...scouting, drafting, signing, and winning...we are far away from all of those things..the hat is atrocious too...
  6. I realize this is not "Oriole" related and if the mods choose to move this, so be it. But I wrote this last night here in Los Angeles after watching the powerful Kobe Bryant tribute at Staples Center.. Here it is: The Lakers honoring Kobe Bryant tonight was deeply moving, inspiring, but almost unbearably sad. The images and raw emotions and the sounds of Usher singing "Amazing Grace" and the cellist playing a solitary, solemn, classical piece while Kobe's words and highlights were projected on the screen...juxtaposed with shots of weeping players...was almost as big an overrun, and a overwhelm of human senses as we are accustomed to publicly. Kobe Bryant was an imperfect man who was gifted and rewarded for his remarkable skills and determination..and yes, he also made terrible mistakes in judgement and caused pain for some. He was not a deity. He need not be canonized or idealized beyond what he was. But what he was, and what he became, was indeed, admirable. I believe he sought and was beginning to achieve the idea that he would become a better human being. Thats always the focus, I believe, to a life well lived. But as I said before, I believe Kobe represented a kind of personal evolution before the public's eyes..from a teenage phenomenon, with unbridled energy and spirit, then the wiser, more worldly athlete, to the evolving man of his sport and his world...He was all about excellence...as a player..a father, and husband, and a societal influence in the sports and business world. The legend was really only beginning...and the second chapter in his life and career was on the horizon. His life was tragically cut short..as it was for 8 other souls who had dreams and hopes for the future. It all ended so abruptly and without any warning for them..and for us.That is the enduring, inexplicable and unforgiving thing about human fate. This was a horrific and painful tragedy that will not quickly fade into a distant memory...but eventually it will. For the families, including his own, its far more than grief for which they must contend.. they must pick up the pieces of their shattered lives...A hole in the heart that will never really heal. Kobe Bryant will be forever regarded as an immortal player...but in the end, like all of us, he was simply mortal, and fallible, flesh and blood... and in the deepest sense, given to human foible and ultimately a devastating tragedy. When I think of his destiny, I will instead try and focus on his pursuit of excellence..and his attack on life...to be the best at what he did..and in what he loved. I dont know that theres a better thing to say about a human being. Like most of you, I will miss him dearly...I'll miss his fire, and his drive, and his vision, his voice,and his unforgiving determination to be the best. And so he is gone, and we all grieve, for what he was..and yet, what he might've been.
  7. Cant say I'm thrilled with the offseason "upgrades" but it is what it is, I guess...Instead of lamenting though...I thought I'd share a little holiday cheer with a medley of my favorite singing impressions I performed on LA morning TV. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!
  8. I have a first bid @ $400...Does any one want to increase the bid? Going for a great cause...makes a nice holiday gift....and a nice donation too..
  9. If anyone would like a FRAMED, MATTED,SIGNED , Orange Chris Davis authentic jersey and wants to honor what Chris did....I will sell this jersey and donate a large % the proceeds to the Children's Hospital....I would need to start the bidding at $400....and above to cover shipping costs...The framed jersey is worth at least $450...its a beautiful jersey...for a beautiful gesture....contact me at Personal Message or addroy@aol.com if you want to see photos....but trust me...this is a beautiful jersey...
  10. If he never gets another hit.... If he never gets another Home Run.... Chris Davis just did something that will be remembered, and impactful for decades... and will be far more memorable and impactful for human lives than any feat he could or couldn't accomplish on the playing field.Chris Davis is giving back in not just a single gesture...but a gesture that will echo and affect the lives of ultimately thousands of lives. This gesture will actually help save lives. All Oriole fans have grown frustrated and perhaps angry about Chris' production on the field.His contribution OFF the field is truly awe inspiring, and TRULY impactful. I always liked Chris. He's an easy guy to like.Like most of us, I tired of his failings...who knows if he'll even return next year? But the point is this, what he and his wife did is one of the greatest moments in Oriole history.You heard me right...Oriole history. Because wins, and statistics, and even championships pale in comparison to this philanthropic contribution. In the end it doesn't matter WHAT you did in life in terms of getting, and spending. To me the measure of real success, a REAL champion...is what you did for your fellow human beings. Its called MAN-KIND folks...Chris Davis is a MAN because he is kind....Stand up and cheer Chris Davis....
  11. I haven't commented a lot this season. I would just say this. Juiced balls, crappy pitching, blah, blah blah. 35 HR's IS 35 HR's..and a close to .300 average...and a good OPS.....Mancini has had a solid season and he is definitely a player with talent and ability and the Orioles should be lucky to have him. If he moves to 1b full time, and he should he could be a solid presence in this lineup for years to come.I don't know why so many think he's a "piece to move" . I hope he sticks around a lot. He figures to get better too...
  12. Sorry about the lack of notice by the Horseshoe...this is essentially a private event..but if someone or some group wants to come...contact me on PM and i'll get you in...book signing before and after the show...
  13. I was just told this event is essentially sold out...if you'd still like to go, contact me on PM and I'll try and get you in.....
  14. I'll be bringing my live show to the Horseshoe at 9pm Saturday night, with my new book signing before and after the show.Tickets are just $25 each and I promise an evening of Baltimore sports surprises and a very special guest. Heres a look at what I do. I promise you'll have a great time.
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