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Everything posted by Carllamy

  1. When it comes to Hunter Harvey, I think he one thing people need to remember is that I expected him to be a really big deal, so I spent $100 to buy his game used jersey from the Bowie Baysox, figuring the O's would have him do an autograph session one day and I could get him to sign it. We have to keep him around and give him as many chances as possible so that I can get some value out of my jersey purchase.
  2. He has to do something about his long backswing. He keeps smacking catchers in the helmet with his backswing. I've seen him do it at least three times this year, and it is only June. And I listen to most games on the radio. Since I've SEEN him hit catchers in the head three times already, how many times have I missed by listening to the games instead of watching?
  3. I am old enough to have seen Manny Machado, and Brooks Robinson, and Doug DeCinces and Todd Cruz play third for the O's. They were great. I also have seen Leo Gomez, and Melvin Mora and they were fine. But if memory serves I've also seen Floyd Rayford, and Wayne Gross and Ray Knight on the hot corner for the O's. And, even Chris Davis once or twice. So if the O's want Maikel Franco over there instead of Ray Knight, I'm fine with that.
  4. If I'm thinking of the store you mean, then yes, the Authentic Store is open. I got a slice of pizza from the 7219 Pizza Vendor, third base side. The people in front of me got out of line after waiting, as the registers kept shutting down. A manager type walked by and started showing them the completely non-obvious combination of buttons they had to push to make them work. Registers at the Team Store worked fine. The pizza was actually pretty good. The problem is, it was served in a pretty big wedge-shaped box, but when I opened it, there was a tiny slice in it. I was like "What the...?"
  5. I went to the first game of the double header yesterday - I couldn't stay for the second. I've posted photos on the OH Facebook site for those who would like to see them. Apologies up front. I posted them in chronological order, from when I got there to when I left, but Facebook seems to have scrambled them up upon posting, so their order doesn't always make sense. There weren't the usual outside vendors, either when I got there, or when I left. I bought a ticket at a walk up window. They're using the Will Call windows as well as the usual ones so they can spread out, so that no two
  6. I was downtown, so I ran past the stadium (didn't have a ticket for the game) and took some photos from outside the stadum. I've posted them on the OH Facebook page. Nothing exciting, other than it was a surprise that they were handing out facemasks to anyone in line who didn't have one.
  7. I thought it would be interesting to look at the 2020 and possible 2021 opening day rosters, just to compare: 2020 2021 C: Severino, Sisco 😄 Severino, Sisco 1B: C. Davis 1B: Mancini 2b: Hanser Alberto 2B: Jamai Jones, Yolmer Sanchez 3B: Rio Ruiz 3B: Ruiz, Franco SS: Jose Iglesias SS: Galvis, Martin Utility: Velazquez, Valaika Utility: Valaika, Urias DH: Renato Nunez
  8. I just started a thread with the O's response to an inquiry I sent them pertaining to this issue.
  9. I had the same question as in the "The Orioles No Longer Want Me" thread. I could have put this response in that thread, but I thought it might reach more people if I started a new one. I sent an inquiry to the Orioles on line, and this is the response that I just received: Hi Carl, Thank you for reaching out to the Orioles. We completely understand your concern and want to ensure you there will be ways to welcome you to Oriole Park this season! We did receive more information on the ticketing options for when you arrive at the ballpark. While the Orioles will m
  10. So much to respond to: Part 1: Game 1 - King Felix. But he will only throw 16 pitches before he gets pulled from the game, so in order to save arms Game 2 - King Felix. This game he'll throw 35 pitches before he gets pulled Game 3 - Means Game 4 - Kraemer Game 5 - Akins Part 2: Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that when they were playing Vaudeville, Shemp was one of the original Stooges. He is, after all, Shemp Howard, relative of Moe Howard. So Curly is the Laughs Above Replacement player brought in when they started filming shorts. Pa
  11. Well, I personally can't think of Sammy Sosa in anything other than an O's uniform, because that whole Sammy Sosa as an O's player had a profound psychological impact on me.
  12. Were getting the Felix Hernandez! We're gonna get KING FELIX!!! Over on OH Facebook I've been saying that it's probably a good bet that the D Train is available. Let's get Dontrelle Willis, too! Who else has a great nickname? If only Mark "The Bird" Fidrych hadn't passed away. We coulda had a trifecta!
  13. I decided to go downtown last night and check out the stadium with a game going on. I took some photos, random shots I could get, and I would share them on the OH Facebook page, but I can't seem to be able to. It used to be that I'd create an album on Facebook, hit the "share" button, OH would appear as an option, I'd hit that and my pics would show up on the OH Facebook news feed. Now, it doesn't do that. OH doesn't appear as an option. If someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong, I'll post them over there. Until then, you can find them on my Facebook page, Carl Lamy. The barri
  14. Forgive me if this has been posted elsewhere and I just haven't seen it, but on Twitter yesterday (July 26) the O's posted a tweet labeled "Adding 8 more to the future" and the tweet read: Undrafted Free Agents TT Bowens 1B Central Connecticut State University Shane Davis RHP North Carolina Central University Thomas Girard RHP Duke University (NC) Dylan Harris CF University of North Carolina Isaiah Kerns RHP University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (PA) J.D. Mundy 1B Radford University (VA) Ryan Watson RHP Auburn University (AL) Brandon Young RHP Unive
  15. I walk for exercise, so I was pretty much walking around the stadium. I Didn't stay in any one spot too long. A couple of security types saw me, and all they did was smile and nod, but I wasn't making a pest out of myself in any one spot. Five or six minutes at any sport was the longest I took. But that's mostly because all you could see was the little strip of field through the breezeways, and a lot of the time all you saw through the zoom lens was either one guy standing around, or nothing. That gets old fast. Five minutes, and it was time to try my luck looking through another breezeway.
  16. I went down to Camden Yards today and got a bunch of very disappointing zoom lens photos of Summer Camp. I posted them on the OH's Facebook page. It wasn't easy. They have guards on yellow vests walking around the stadium making sure you aren't up to no good, although the fellows weren't nasty or anything. Also, they've erected a bunch of temporary screens inside the stadium to block views of the diamond. You can hold your camera up and take random shots over the screen, or shoot zoom lens shots down breezeways from several gates. I did so. These are the pictures I posted, and why they ar
  17. Back in the late 1970s my Mother talked my Father (who was not a big sports fan but liked going to a game every now and then) into taking myself and my friend Jack to opening day. He got fairly good seats in the lower deck, but they were in shadow. A steady wind would always blow around the Memorial Stadium bowl whenever it was cold, and it was cold that day. After a while, it started to flurry. My Father couldn't take it after a while and said we had to move up to the upper deck. On the way up there he found a box and ripped off a piece to put it on his seat and shield his bad back from the w
  18. The Nationals just sent out an email saying that 106.7 The Fan radio in DC will be re-airing Nationals playoff games. I was wondering when that was going to start happening. I would guess that it is only a matter of time before the O's, and most/all baseball teams, will be re-airing old games. Wouldn't it be great if radio would air old games from the 50s, 60s and 70s. But I don't even knw if that can happen. I mean, the O's are on 105.7 FM now. Back then the games (as far as I know) were on 1090 WBAL AM. Who owns the rights to those old Broadcasts: The radio station? MLB? The Orioles?
  19. Until Sid Fernandez came up (excluding Sammy Sosa, whose O's contract will forever be the worst expenditure of money by a baseball team EVER because of its obvious 100% chance of failure when the contract was offered and so can never be part of any list because he will always "win") no one comes close to Todd Cruz Came in to play for the O's because our 3B defense was sooo bad, and in 81 games for a World Series winning team, he posted in his 5th full year as a 27 year old major leaguer a .208 batting average and a whopping -0.4 WAR. Everyone forgets how bad he was because we won the
  20. I went to the Orioles Caravan in Frederick Maryland in Carroll Creek Park today. If you are interested in seeing pictures, I posted them on the Orioles Hangout Page on Facebook. Just like yesterday it was a few giveaways, and autographs only. The signers were Sig Mejdal, Austin Hayes, Grayson Rodriguez and Ryan Mountcastle. Mountcastle is a big guy. So is Rodriguez, and for that matter, Sig Mejdal. Austin Hayes is small. He is short, and not all that thick. They were giving away O's crab caps, which are great, by the way. They also were selling a six game ticket plan I hadn't heard a
  21. I went to the O's Caravan at Turf Valley Resort today at 11:00 A.M. First, for anyone who might want to see pictures, I've posted some on the Orioles Hangout Facebook page. Turns out the O's caravan was just about autographs. There was no Q&A session or speeches. They were doing a few giveaways and ticket selling as well. Today it was Mike Elias and Hanser Alberto. Brian Roberts was also supposed to be there, but he couldn't make it. I met a couple of friends there who got there 20 mins early and who told me at that time the line was out the door and into the parking lo
  22. Chris Davis did a phone-in interview today on the Hot Stove radio show on 105.7 The Fan here in Baltimore. Jim Hunter and Steve Melewski straight out asked Davis about hitting, and what he was doing to improve his hitting in this offseason. Nothing Davis said supplied hope. He flat out said he wasn't going to drastically alter his swing because he is now in his 30s, and because he has had sustained success in the past with his swing. He said he talked a lot with the O's staff (didn't he say that last year?) and the O's mentioned that he was successful when he was stronger, and since
  23. 1b: Jay Gibbons. Strangely, didn't look athletic, but oddly large arms. Fan favorite. 2b: Billy Smith. Everyone thought this guy was our future second baseman 3b: Aurelio Rodriguez, because nothing sounded cooler than Chuck Thompson saying "Aurelio Rodriguez" on the radio SS: Kiko Garcia. Who didn't love chanting "Ki-ko, Ki-ko, Ki-ko" C: Floyd Rayford. Man, this guy was round. LF: Pat Kelly. Loved watching a ball bounce off his glove and over the wall for a home run CF: Lee Lacy. Got to love a guy who brings his drug scandal with him to the team RF: Pete Inca
  24. My Brother gave me the 2018 Game of Thrones Orioles Bird bobblehead. I gave my Brother the O's sherpa blanket I got for going to Winter Warmup, I gave my Nephew an O's bottle opener he asked for, I gave my friend Stephanie a pair of O's sweatpants she asked for.
  25. I went to Winter Warmup. If you would like to see photos, I have put them on my Facebook timeline, just look for Carl Lamy with the avatar of the guy wearing the O's gear. I have also shared the album on the Orioles Hangout page on Facebook, so you can see them on either page. I got there about 5 mins after the gates opened. Usually there is that long line around the building for Fanfest. For Winter Warmup, there was a giant, empty gate area. To be fair, it was raining. I'm sure a bunch of people didn't come because of that. Also, the wind started to pick up, so I left at 12:30. I h
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