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About Oriole1940

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  • Birthday 1/1/1940

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    Retired Financial Mgr.
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Trey Mancini
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Eddie Murray

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  1. Yes, I say that it smacks of school yard ball when even girls used to participate, and out play some of the boys, I might add. As to the obsession to speed the game up. When you folks have lived as long as I have, you just might realize that life is/has been one big RUSH. Baseball was the one place where I could sit back, have a beer and some popcorn and for a few minutes not have a care in the world. If I really wanted to participate, I could always scream at the ump. I hope they still allow that.
  2. Baseball is something that is very unpredictable. Just when you think that you have it all figured out, you do not. But I do not think that lumbering DH, 1B , RF types are going to get this franchise to the promised land. While they are part of the entire puzzle, they do not usually have the impact an equally talented pitching staff does. So I would have gone for more pitchers before the Kjerstad types.
  3. Makes one wonder how the game of baseball grew in popularity to be the absolute #1 most popular sport for years and years, with the winner of the American League playing the winner of the National League in the WS. Now more and more diluting of talent with ever more teams in the playoffs, and still clamoring for more. Maybe fans were much more discriminating back then, and would not accept lowering the talent standards for it.
  4. Just leave the best sport ever invented, ALONE. As for extra innings, a huge part of the success of Baseball is the methodical strategy employed. The world is hustle and bustle, running to its own doom. Let baseball be the escapism it has always been. If its working for goodness sake, do not change it.
  5. I have been a Trey fan from the first time I knew anything about him, not only for his baseball ability, but also his character makeup. In my experience, when cancer has spread to the lymph nodes the outcome is oftimes not good, but from here on it is up to the doctors and his Maker. May the Lord bless you now and always,Trey.
  6. Trey has no lack of prowess defensively at his real position, 1st base. At Notre Dame he was league average there. But if a mis conception is repeated often enough the masses will believe it.
  7. Although I guessed the 2020 season would be cancelled. if there is baseball in 2020, this scenario sounds like a very reasonable outcome for this situation. For flu generally, it tapers down in relation to the weather heating up.. Maybe we will get lucky and that will happen with this virus.
  8. I do not know what the thinking is these days, but it used to be that in at least the first part of Spring Training it was considered that Pitchers were more ready than hitters, a broad generalization, because it is up to the hitters, especially the premier hitters. It was also said, only half joking, that the likes of Musial, Williams, etc. could get out of a sick bed on Christmas Day and mash the ball.
  9. As much as I love baseball, I love LIFE more, so lets wait till say Apr 1st to make that decision. Hope it is a calmer situation by then.
  10. Yeah Steve A. The joke of the day with the math adding up to 110. I caught that too, but was going to let it fly.
  11. Just heard about Treys medical issue. My prayers are with you, Trey.
  12. While it is just Spring Training, nevertheless, Winning is a confidence builder, any game, any level. It also can become a realistic goal to aim for, after you have had a taste of it and feel the real good vibes that winning produces, and know that it is very doable .
  13. Yes, OWKNOWS, Chris does not report to you, me, or any of the so called baseball experts on this board. He already has done more for Baltimore baseball and the city/state than anyone could have dreamed he would after we signed him. He may strike out every at bat this year, I do not know, but as long as he is on the Orioles roster, I for one will respect him. Criticize him, maybe, but always respect him, and not talk gutter language when commenting about his play or community service.
  14. I really like Trey also, I guess because he reminds me of some of the real good hitters I learned about in the 40s and 50s. I say learned about because for me it was a static filled radio, no TV until 1951 or so and then super rarely to have more than a game or two on per week, and nearly always teams I did not really care about. . That interview shows that he is a bright, disciplined, ball player with a 1950s work ethic. I wish him the best, knowing he probably will be traded for Prospects, but I think he would make a near perfect mentor for his teammates, both younger and older than he is.
  15. It should go without saying that all Oriole fans root for Davis to do well. When I hear a Fake Oriole fan rooting against him, then there is no credibility for a person saying he is an Oriole fan. As long as Chris or ANYONE puts on an Oriole uniform, that person represents the Baltimore Orioles, and therefore for TRUE Oriole fans, deserves our respect .
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