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24fps last won the day on December 6 2017

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About 24fps

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  • Birthday 7/10/1951

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    Brentwood, TN
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    Family, Orioles baseball, ocean conservation, endangered primates in western Africa.
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    Senior Producer/Editor-Natural History and Adventure programming at NC2 Media.
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Anybody left who can play the game.
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Brooks Robinson, Mark Belanger, Joe Orsulak

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  1. Actually his dementia diagnosis was in March, 2019 according to the article I read. It can go on for much, much longer. In any case, 75 is far too young. RIP Tom Seaver.
  2. Yes, that is a great use of the minor leagues. I draw the line at using the majors for player development beyond a very easily reached threshold. Sometimes I think that we all get way, way too cute with long term strategy at the expense of the effort everyone has the right to expect from teams at the major league level. That being said, my post wasn't clear.
  3. How do you develop players in an environment where winning is beside the point?
  4. Anyone wearing a Toronto Blue Jays uniform. Let's be democratic about it.
  5. Really great game to watch. Time well spent.
  6. Agree. A good contemporary sound and he doesn't seem to be particularly encumbered with advice from consultants or roots in a world that no longer exists. Let's not pitch Thorne and Palmer overboard just yet tho...
  7. It's Santander's world and we're just payin' the rent. Life makes so much more sense now that I understand that.
  8. Please play by the rules. It's clearly pointed out in the OP that "something might be happening". It's also been pointed out that it is absolutely "too soon to draw any conclusions". Presumably that extends to conclusions about sample size, so it follows that sample size discussions have no place in this thread. Evidently incedental trends coupled with chance occurrences supporting tenuous arguments are welcome. So what to do? I'm going to sit quietly, take "note and watch what happens next." ...and try to avoid threads with clickbait titles in the future. I'll bet I'm not alone in thinking Mullins was traded and I didn't hear the news.
  9. 24fps

    Bundy in L.A.

    6 INN. 9K's. 0 Runs tonight. At 92 pitches, I'm guessing he doesn't come out for the 7th. I've watched his last two starts and there doesn't seem to be any trace of the power pitcher he was once destined to be. None. Sure is getting good results with his breaking stuff though.
  10. Entertaining game.
  11. If Hyde had the judgement and foresight to reliably and consistently present multiple players in their best possible light over the course of even a shortened season, he would be the greatest manager the game has ever seen. It's not rocket science, it's something far more difficult given the number of variables and amount of guesswork involved. Then there's the interpersonal difficulties that come from trying to manage competitive athletes in an environment where playing time is allocated primarily to see how quickly they can be offloaded... Very few things in life are easier to understand than the point of sports - to win the contest, first and foremost. All athletes understand this and all managers understand that about their players. If you want to tout the benefits of strategic losing and keep the discussion within the lines, IMO you'll end up in quicksand almost immediately.
  12. How do you "showcase them as positively as possible" if the point is not to win the games they're playing? How does not winning enhance the development of the guys we have? What is the market for unproven players on non-winning teams? At what point did Hyde lose the ability to grow as a manager and forever be consigned to "transitional" status? I suggest that not winning would be the best way imaginable for Hyde to make that transitional status his permanent future.
  13. Never. It would bring an end to the perpetual quest for early draft picks and we all know that would be a fate far worse than death for many.
  14. Why? He's this year's poster boy for the internet. Just like last year and the year before, but the competition is getting stiffer.
  15. Not only have I not read the book, I've never even heard of it. I'll definitely check it out and thanks for the tip. You reckon Kevin Costner has optioned the movie rights yet?
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