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  1. Right, in hockey it’s very easy to maintain possession in the scoring area, and it’s such a tight rink that there isn’t all that much motion when they do. I think some kind of shot clock or expansion of the rink would do wonders.
  2. Soundgarden in Lower Fells has been named the best in the country by Rolling Stone. Not the most extensive selection but tons of quality used records and the staff is super knowledgeable. Couple other good spots throughout the city but that’s my place of choice.
  3. They’re certainly both culpable. I just feel so bad for hitters, though. Their eyes are magnets for little specs of dirt floating around right before the pitch.
  4. This may be mentioned in the article but as of 2017 the avg time between pitches was 23+ seconds, at around 290 pitches per game that’s about 112 minutes of time between pitches. If they actively enforced a 20sec pitch clock and that became the average they would save 15 minutes per game. That’s a pretty big difference if you ask me.
  5. Like it or not, baseball will need to do something to keep younger fans interested in the game and the pitch clock seems to be the perfect solution. 30 seconds (sometimes) between pitches makes it so easy to pick up your phone and do some scrolling. Further, it’s not as if reducing time between pitches fundamentally alters the game. In the 60’s and 70’s plenty of pitchers worked much quicker.
  6. Have always liked Brenan Hanifee who missed the year after surgery, think he’ll move to the bullpen? I remember reading about decent velocity and a nice sinker but he doesn’t seem like a big K guy. Either way, somebody to track next year?
  7. Have to say, these last few years with crappy O’s teams I’ve been much more interested and invested in the post season. After suffering through some awful games it’s fun to watch competent teams. And after finally having experienced that atmosphere in 2012 and 2014 I can live vicariously through the fan bases and be all the more desperate to be the there again.
  8. I have been listening and not watching recently: has there been any drop off in his defense more recently? Early in the year it seemed he got to everything, flying all over the place. I wouldn’t blame the guy if he took it easy here and there towards the end of a lost season.
  9. I know it’s just Low A but there were a lot of bad swings on those pitches. Sharp movement and hard to read pitches. Exciting to see.
  10. Based on the grades he gave Tork/Witt I’m surprised they weren’t flipped. Surprised Tork is above AR as well but I guess he doesn’t value the positional value and leadership as much.
  11. I’m personally incensed that someone would dare write and article and not cover every single nuance and make it seem as if this plan isn’t foolproof.
  12. 100%. Historic bad with better options that might as well be getting some experience and not hurting their own future.
  13. He should be embarrassed but not because of trades he has made. He can make those trades and still put up a major league team, albeit a bad one
  14. I’ve mentioned it a number of times, but as frustrated as I am by the losing and lack of interesting pieces on the major league team, I’m more frustrated by the fact that the organization doesn’t seem to care about the fan experience. The team has made coming to games less attractive than ever with prices, quality of product (off the field) and (in)convenience. Interested to read the results of the Baltimore Sun expo into the fan experience that they have been fishing for on social media, I imagine I’m not alone on this.
  15. I am guessing live games is pretty unlikely and baseball activities will just be drills? Would be great for him, mentally if nothing else, to be out there in a few games towards the end.
  16. survivedc

    Stiven Acevedo

    That’s a big kid.
  17. I don’t remember anyone pining for Detmers but I could be wrong. 7 teams passed on him after the O’s.
  18. When the season began I had hoped that there would be some fun reinforcements towards the end of the season. I thought Kremer would be putting it together and Bauman or another young SP would come up and excite. I was hoping for an infield prospect to impress and be called up and keep it going (Bannon, Jones, Vavra…). None of those guys are really knocking down the door and I’m not sure ME would call them up anyway. 10 wins for the rest of the year. Hopefully one of those guys proves me wrong.
  19. Hardly watching at all. I may still listen a bit. Mostly checking game day and watching highlights after. Still watching other MLB teams on about a daily basis though.
  20. Kjerstad is down there? Not seeing anything about that or Hall playing.
  21. We’re in big trouble if the success of a 3rd and 4th round pick in a single draft dictate if we’re in big trouble.
  22. Ready to give all of his AB’s to McKenna and next year hopefully Neustrom or Watson
  23. Last time I was there, which was a weekday, a lot of the carts were closed, at least in the upper deck. The food has gone way down hill. Hoping they get it right again for next year.
  24. I don’t think there’s any evidence that Cole caught it from the Marlins, that’s speculation. Covid is everywhere.
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