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  1. I would be astonished, completely astonished if there is a season this year. Frankly, I think teams are going to really struggle to stay afloat. No revenue coming in and they are on the line for an incredible amount of owed money to players, staff, and other obligations.
  2. Will try to figure out how to post the video from my phone. I was very impressed With Cole Wilcox. Big big boy. 6’5” 230 very well built. Sat 95/96 through 5 and hit 98 a few times. Only saw 94 a few times. Curve ball 86-88. Great command.
  3. Just got to Athens to watch my old squad (UR) Play my wife’s alma mater (UGA). Fun weekend for kids. We missed the spiders knocking Hancock around last night. Excited to get a good look at Cole Wilcox. Will try to get some video.
  4. US soccer is terrible because the best athletes play basketball and football. If Lebron James was a center back and (name a fast running back) was attacking forward we would never loose the World Cup. Any player in USA who plays soccer and is good goes to Europe at a young age. Thing is, those kids arent the elite American athletes.
  5. I played baseball in Europe. You don’t see 95. You don’t often see 90. The best players on euro squads are the 3 international slots they allow which are typically taken by Dominicans, Cubans, and Venezuelans.
  6. It’s the first time I can remember the national media talking about baseball in January.
  7. Every time I looked at the radar after a FB it said 96/97. I don't remember seeing many 95's and don't think I saw any 94's, but let's be honest I probably looked over at the radar reading 15-20 pitches or so. My guess is gun was a little hot, but man did he make the glove explode. We watched the first two innings behind visiting dugout, the kids came back after striking out shaking their heads and laughing. We walked out to the deck that goes behind the fence at shorebirds stadium and the sound the glove was making on FBs was unreal. I was most impressed by his curveball, it was missing bats by wide margin. I don't recall seeing many change-ups. It was very impressive. He is a big boy
  8. Kid looks unhitable right now. Filthy curve. Sitting at 96-97
  9. Orioles, Valencia CF, and any College/NBA team that has a DeMatha player on it.
  10. My dad and I have shared a 13 game plan for as long as I can remember, which I typically make it to 9 or 10....last year I went to 4(he goes to all of them). I typically go to 2-3 more with my friends, family, & kids (last year we went to one). We always pick one way game to check out a new stadium each year and catch 2 a series when we do that. This year I told my Dad I couldn't commit to more than a couple games in the 13 game plan, we will probably go to one game with the kids, and we will pick out a new stadium to visit to see a couple games. It's pretty exciting to be under new management, but it's also extremely depressing to know the O's will not be competitive for at least 4 years.
  11. The Stag's are going for another National Championship in Basketball this season
  12. The CAA in late 90's early 2000's was a power house conference. VCU, Old Dominion, University of Richmond, East Carolina, JMU, UNC Wilmington, and George Mason were always solid. We consistently had 4-5 teams in top 25. Lot of talent from the DMV fed that conference. It's a shame what's become of it.
  13. I played with (and against) Tex & Gavin Floyd. I've worked out with Mark Budzinski (I played UR) and I've worked out with Brett Cecil (I played at DeMatha) but didn't play against them.
  14. Sadly, only two from my Alma Mater have made it. Tons of guys in the Minors but only these two in Majors. Brett Cecil (already on list) & Steve Farr
  15. I played D1. Played in La Liga de Honor in Spain for a few years after college. Technically I was paid so it was professional, but the talent level was pretty poor. Hilarious stories, though....got a yellow card once after striking out on two pitches.
  16. Thanks a lot, Frobby. That all makes sense. I didn't even think about the era calc as being multiple batters at first. The 5.1% number is interesting - I assumed it would be somewhere around 2.25/27 but was way off. I appreciate the leg work on that. I find it interesting that this isn't a commonly addressed when analysts are comparing NL v AL pitchers. When I heard that Game 1 was Kershaw's first career appearance vs. the Red Sox I started thinking about how his #'s would stand up in the AL. Thanks again!
  17. I've always been curious about comparing NL pitchers vs. AL pitchers. Game 1 had Sale vs. Kershaw and all talk radio was comparing theirs stats side by side. Does anyone know how to run a search on Pitchers stats. vs. Pitchers hitting? I've always thought the NL pitchers had an easier time through a line up. Is there a way to pull their stats vs. pitchers to make side by side stats more comparable. IE. Kershaw has a 2.39 lifetime era. What would his ERA be if you take away all stats vs. an opposing pitcher?
  18. You, just like MLB, are missing the point. MLB has no visibility and is inaccessible to the youth. Kids flat out don’t care about the game because it is not being put in front of them. You are concerned about a 5 hour game in 2400 when you should be concerned if MLB will be around in 2400. If no one watches the game what difference does it make if the game is 2hr or 5hr?
  19. Baseball attendance is down due to a decade of terrible branding. It’s finally catching up. Their focus has been villainizing it’s stars for PEDs, trying to speed up a game, and other non-important factors to children. NBA swooped in, branded abroad, marketed their star players, and made big deals out of important dates/games (Christmas rematch of championship etc.). Baseball is and old white mans game and other demographics are dropping out in huge numbers (both playing and watching). This is not something that happened this year, it’s been an ongoing trend for over a decade. MLB needs new leadership with a clear vision to build interest in the future fans of the game (children) before there are none.
  20. He was solid tonight. Watched him warmup and it was apparent he had his A stuff. He was cruising tonight. He's a thick kid. I see him as a power reliever but I'm not a scout.
  21. I went to game tonight. Very impressed by his bat speed. All balls got were LOUD. The HR was a bomb to center. He's a big kid. Arm is weak. I'm excited
  22. I think a lot has to do with a healthy Jones & Davis. That and the starting pitching.
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