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Oriole1940

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About Oriole1940

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  • Birthday 1/1/1940

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    Retired Financial Mgr.
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    Trey Mancini
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    Eddie Murray

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  1. If MLB had a better product to put on the field, it would not matter as much, as to what the size of the market is. But as long as they operate in the decades ago mentality, they need to worry. As long as the Dodgers, Res Sox and Yankees are not in the WS, it is a win win situation foe me.
  2. Yes, they were my NL team at one time. Anyone who knows anything about baseball. knows that the only Sin connected with sign stealing is getting caught. Some, as you say, are just better at it. All have done it at some time or other over the years. When playing, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the oppositions signs. Never had much luck with it though.
  3. This is a textbook example of how seriously MLB takes in getting things right, putting out a quality product, etc. If calls are too accruate, then it is harder to be biased for a specific team or teams. That will never do.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Adley will help to improve the team some, but he cannot create talent where there is pitifully little. Now with all the high draft choices and the horrible records of the past few years, of course one would expect to see some improvement in W/L. But as my 95 year Grandmother always said before she passed on, YOU CANNOT MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOWS EAR. Same applies to baseball talent. You cannot come up with enough talent in the short term, and maybe a little beyond, to overcome all the sins of the previous number of years.
  5. Another interesting analysis would be the BA of 7,8,and 9 batters in the opposition lineup vs league average. Maybe not anything out of line but watching them, it sure seems they do not take of advantage of the lower 1/3 of the enemy lineup.
  6. One of my daughters lives in the small Tenn. town of Tullahoma, where Hess comes from. Only town named that in the country. People there are rallying around the circled wagons in preparation for battle against Cancer. Asking for prayers and more prayers to beat this evil invader. God bless you and yours, David, people you do not know are praying for your health every day.
  7. It is easy to not take into account the huge challenge it is playing in the AL East. Sure we can and do sometimes, improve, but those kind of competitors are not asleep at the wheel. They are out trying their best to improve also. So we are not always trying to catch a stationary target, but an improving target. That is why it is a huge challenge in the AL East, when we spot these competitors that big of a lead in talent. And that is proven by how many years we actually compete, versus how many years we play.
  8. Rogers situation pales in comparison to the situation of Red Sox/Babe Ruth. We live in an imperfect world. Get over it.
  9. The above and built in bias against the really poor teams. If they threw strikes they would have won more games???? Most questionable calls go against the really poor teams. Electronic calling of balls and strikes which I have wanted for years would help.
  10. Whatever the reason, it worked, the Yanks won.
  11. Anybody who endured the season Hyde has endured, ,I say was entitled to bow some steam off.
  12. Thank God for Football.||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
  13. You are not alone. Really cheapens baseball, and reminds me of some competition I played in at the high school level. For people who cannot get enough of baseball, it is a real let down.
  14. Maybe helped him, but we should have used the future not the forgettable past. It is the Orioles we are trying to help, not someone from the distant past.
  15. I hope this is correct. I would have gone with Means and rookies from the ASB forward.
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