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Ohfan67 last won the day on January 12 2018

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  1. I agree. The Orioles and fans will be incredibly lucky if Mountcastle or similar players earn significant free agent contracts in the future.
  2. I agree. I hope next years roster has significantly more talent, but it’s likely to be another melting pot of poor players. The 2000s Orioles “strategy” of sprinkling overpaid, mid-level free agents onto an otherwise AAAA roster was financially and draft-strategy dumb, but I have to admit that it produced rosters with more talent than what we are seeing now. This is the better long-term strategy, but the contrast In talent between the Orioles and even an average major league roster is shocking and very hard to watch. I am praying to the baseball gods that someone like Hays gives us two months of at least a little sunlight.
  3. This is one of the worst looking O’s rosters in my 30 years of fandom. I admire Elias’ fiscal discipline and am a proponent of the full rebuild, but good lord I hope next years team is not this ugly. What a motley collection of AAA and AAAA talent. I didn’t realize how much I would miss Mancini.
  4. I’m not particularly happy with the draft. Don’t hate it, but don’t love it. There was evidence that Houston got “too cute” and out smarted themselves a couple of times while drafting and were basically saved by an injury here or there...basically luck with a screwed up pick and with some development. I think Elias is likely to zig when others zag and make somewhat odd picks on a regular basis. There are a lot of stochastic factors at play with injuries being the obvious one so there’s only so much a GM can do to stack the deck in their favor. That said I sure hope Elias made data driven decisions Instead of relying on the, in my opinion, extremely meaningless and biased stuff you guys were discussing. Elias was supposedly hired to Use analytics to evaluate and develop players, not worry about slogans on clothes and what not.
  5. You guys must use a lot of saccharine in your coffee because it’s pouring out onto your keyboards. If this was Jeopardy, this would be “Baseball cliches for $200.” I sure hope the Orioles didn’t hire Elias and Sid and staff an analytics department to pick “grinders” with the right “attitudes” who “mesh”.
  6. I’m sure tons of kids from Amarillo who play college ball in Arkansas Go to bed dreaming of crab cakes every night! 😄
  7. Thanks for info. Unfortunately There’s usually a huge difference between 10 or 13 and 2. Definitely not loving the pick. But then again I’m an Orioles fan so I’m used to the feeling. 🙃
  8. No problem. And I wasn't trying to drag Davis through the mud with the PED suspension joke. I certainly hope he didn't take anything prohibited, but the probability is not zero. We've certainly seen many, many examples of players taking prohibited shortcuts. Hopefully no one on the Orioles gets a PED suspension and I would say I especially wish that for Davis. He's caught plenty of grief as is.
  9. I didn't mean to imply that you should apologize and I didn't mean to hammer you. I have biases too. We all do. Every culture is full of them and every person has biases. But I definitely didn't put any words in your mouth. You expressed a clear sexual bias. No need to twist anything you said because you wrote in crystal clear, plain English. We all have unconscious biases until we see them for what they are.
  10. I didn't write anything about Elias, Sig, and Houston.
  11. It’s not a bad comparison. I heard people say those things. As you note some people said worse things, eugenic crap even, but some people did say that about football and certainly many have used very similar Words to discuss blacks and women in all kinds of jobs. He said the woman couldn’t do the job to his satisfaction. Basically That he was not comfortable having a woman do that job. Exchange black for woman and the bias is clear. Again I don’t know moose personally but he seems like a great guy and if I remember correctly he is sensitive to racism in the way fans perceive players etc. These are biases that basically all of us have to some extent, but they basically don’t go away if you don’t see them for what they are. Again, I’m not dumping on Moose, but the attitude is sexist. It’s a cultural sexual bias. Again, exchange black for woman and it would be racist. Justifying a racial preference by saying blacks and whites sound different and it’s just about voice would be the same I’m not racist justification.
  12. Insert black for woman and this could be an almost verbatim “I’m not racist” conversation from the not so distant past. When I was a kid they said this about black quarterbacks, black coaches, etc in football. Some people said more offensive things but nicer folks stated it in these terms. I’m not trying to hammer you and not saying your a bad guy or anything, most if not all of us have some sexist biases. If you say a woman can’t do a job because they are a woman and the job doesn’t require producing sperm, then it is probably a sexist opinion. What you described is sexism. Time to be open minded.
  13. Can you leave that fight in the appropriate thread? Some of us in this thread don’t have a dog in that one. 👍
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