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  1. Gurgi. Initiator of best O's Hangout Thread ever, in my humble opinion. Glad to have you back!
  2. This will veer off course, so I apologize in advance. This site, Tony and Weams have meant so much to me. I will be the 402nd person in this thread to say that I spend time every day learning about our prospects and suspects, and their effort (and Luke's) just can be underestimated. It has been articulated much better than I what they have done. But the personal decency, kindness and caring that this gentleman has extended to my family remains foremost in my thoughts. I met Tony and Weams at an Orioles Hangout many moons ago (Zach Britton was actually the starter, for the second game of the double header, for temporal context). My wife and I had the opportunity to talk to Tony over a frosty beverage (or 6) before the game, and to learn about what he went through to establish this site was fascinating. Two years and autistic triplets later, Weams, Tony and Orioles Hangout have done wonders for my family. I will spare the details, but my boys have been able to experience baseball at Camden Yards and Tampa, because these gentlemen care. Roy Firestone has been another person I've met, and I am in awe in how a man so busy is so caring. I am sorry for the digression, but this site has been a lifeline. I have utmost respect for Tony, I am not in his shoes, and the man has earned everything he wants to decide. Bless him, bless Weams, bless Roy. This is off course, so back to Zach Pop, and his future as a piece of the bullpen.
  3. It is a testament to how the regular season has gone for the parent club, that the first thing I look for in the morning is your summary. What a wonderful effort you have made, and from where I sit, most appreciated. You done good.
  4. Am I still waiting for my fifth cup of coffee to kick in, or is it really the case that Cam Bishop, Matthias Dietz and Blaine Knight, in a combined 24 decisions for Frederick so far, have 1 win?
  5. Also, can't forget the immortal John Stephens, who pitched for the Orioles in 2002. Wonder if he is still available?
  6. As always, Weams, you arrive to the rescue. Thank you.
  7. Knew I could count on Mr. Weams!  Also a very good man.

  8. My $1.00 - $0.98, based on personal experience. Really good man. Really good cause. Really good items. For someone born when Eisenhower was president, I have been so lucky and happy to win on items which bring back such good memories. For what it is worth, read about the charity which the auction supports. Made me feel extremely good , and I hope you feel so, as well. I would link the charity, but as I said, I was born in the 50s.
  9. Happy Thanksgiving, to those who make this such a great message board. Safe travels, and best wishes!
  10. Can't say I really have a huge interest in either team. I have been watching Messrs. Pearce and Machado. One has made me very happy with how he has played.
  11. This is just from personal experience, so take it with the appropriate grain or two of salt. Roy is a very good man, and his charity is a really , really worthwhile cause. I have been fortunate to support the charity, and even more fortunate this morning to look at my 1983 signed World Series bat, from the last auction. Win, win all around. Yes, we actually won the World Series, which is hard to believe after the trials and tribulations this year has brought. Keep up the good work, Roy. The work needs to be done, from where I sit, and you are doing it.
  12. Just a quick message. Been an Os fan since 1966. That season was a tad bit better to bear than this season. My favorite Os are Brooks, Frank, Eddie, and for personal reasons, my favorite is Jim. Roy has offered me the opportunity to enjoy what are truly treasured memories - the items have been great. To know that the proceeds of the auctions are going to help those who need a chance in life - easily, and truly, the icing on the cake. I have enjoyed these auctions, very much
  13. Just a quick, personal note. Want to say how much I have enjoyed these auctions. Roy has offered great items, for a great cause. Still smile every morning when I look at the signed Palmer jersey and the Rockwell print, signed by Brooks. Good memories, and it's nice knowing that kids who deserve an opportunity are getting one, through Roy's charity.
  14. Great write up, Luke. Based on what you have seen from McKenna, what do you think his ceiling is? Fourth outfielder? I noticed in your Top-50 scouting report, he made an adjustment to his swing last season, with good results - he will be a player I'll be tracking.
  15. Green Grass and High Tides, by the Outlaws. What great guitar solos. I am a computer idiot - wish I could post the link. Latecomer to the thread, but love it. ScOtt is the Jim Palmer / Brooks Robinson / Dave McNally / Tom Shopay (don't know why I suddenly remembered him) of this thread.
  16. As long as I am on my Goodfellas rant, love Jump into the Fire.  Nilsson was underrated, in my book.  Now, back to my 5-year-old triplets.  Love this thread, and your contributions!  Many good memories! 

    1. scOtt


      There's a great old video of Jump Into The Fire. Man and woman riding a motorcycle.

    2. HbgOsFan


      Also a great T Rex Bang a Gong video with the motorcycle.  Your music taste and thread brings back so many good memories.  Just started viewing.  Keep up the good work - much, much appreciated

    3. scOtt


      Good to hear the positive feedback! Sometimes it feels like I just drone on and on in the music threads. Like *tap tap tap* Is this thing on?

  17. HbgOsFan


    Hank, I am just reading this. I am sorry to hear the news, yet very pleased with the outcome. You wit has added much to these boards over the years, so I am very glad to hear the good news. My guess is that your life will change dramatically come June, but the little one will be in good hands.
  18. Probably not the best place to reply, but I just want to thank Luke-OH. You have been such a tremendous resource to these boards. I passionately follow my beloved O's, but I have neither the time (wish I did) or resources to follow them as I should. Luke-OH has provided a ton of insights which have been so helpful to me in following the O's. A ton of work on his end, a ton of enjoyment on this end.
  19. SteveA, I am really enjoying this thread. I have a Jim Gentile autographed baseball - what a season he had in 1961. Keep up the good work - this is great being able to relive so many memories.
  20. My memory may be foggy, but I always was under the impression that Don wanted to remain an Oriole. Reggie and Kenny, not so much. That trade saddened me very much, but as Frobby astutely pointed out, Kenny did us a favor when we traded with the Yankees. Just very sad to see Lee May and Don Baylor pass. I'm getting old.
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