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  1. Why run down the tunnel. Did he think Davis would actually makecontact?
  2. Joe Angel on how his signature call came about:
  3. I'm not sure about every RSN televising every ST game. I checked NESN and they'll be airing 16 Red Sox games. YES will carry 12 Yankees games.
  4. Baseball Almanac's "History of the Strike Zone Rules." http://www.baseball-almanac.com/articles/strike_zone_rules_history.shtml
  5. How much "stuff" do you really need to take to a ballgame that won't fit into a soft bag that measures 16"x16"x8" (which is the permitted size)? We have an insulated bag that measures 15"x10"x8". It has handles and a shoulder strap and it easily holds 6 cans or plastic bottles, sandwiches, chips, fruit and more. If you're taking bottled water to a game, freeze it the night before. It will keep your "stuff" cold in the bag. It stows easily under the seat and nobody is tripping over it when navigating through the seating walkways.
  6. Teams haven't even opened camps yet and opening day rosters haven't been set. kt's Kind of early for predictions.
  7. Per Forbes, the Yankees revenues in 2018 was $619 mm which topped all of MLB. The Orioles were 21st in MLB with revenues of $252mm. So of course the Yankees have lots of money to spend. The old adage is "Spend money to make money."
  8. There will be no payoff, settlement, or agreement to put Davis out to pasture. He'll get every red cent that is due to him. The Player's Association would not stand for buyout because it would establish a precedent that once in place could come back in the future to "rework" contracts. "Pay the man" or "Play the man." Either way he gets his full pay day. Remember......the Orioles wanted this contract.
  9. Sooner than 2040 if they are willing to buy group tickets.
  10. A tribute video for someone you are about to fire would seem awkward. Sort of a, "Thanks for the memories, Buck. Now grab your stuff and get the hell outta here!"
  11. If I'm Trout I'm testing the FA market. Even with him the Angels are a bad team, whereas he'd make a very good team even better.
  12. Matt Versagian had this to say about the Sunday Night matchup. The ESPN announcers intentions are to not pile on the Orioles bad season. And as far as I could tell, they didn't. Vasgersian asserts that his team, even with a former Yankee in the booth, aren’t out to tear the Birds down more than the summer already has. “We're going to be fair about it. They're having a historically bad season, and there's no running away from that. There's a lot of questions about not only who's gonna be on the field but who's gonna be making the decisions moving forward because, you know, famously Buck [Showalter] and Dan [Duquette] are both in ‘walk years’ in their deals,” he said. “I think I speak for the [Sunday Night Baseball] group, for our production team, and I know I speak for Alex [Rodriguez] and Jess [Mendoza] because we've discussed this — we have way too much respect for Buck specifically and the Orioles organization in general to pile on.” Here's the full article from the L.A. Times: http://www.latimes.com/bs-sp-orioles-yankees-matt-vasgersian-20180824-story.html#
  13. If the Prodigal Son returns he'll make Chris Davis look like Ruthian!
  14. As of June 16th, MLB attendance was off by 6.5% from 2017. The tables and charts below are from a Forbes article on MLB's attendance issues with causes for attendance drops and recommendations to fix it. The article,from july 25th, is a good read and can be found here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kpmg/2018/07/25/still-in-their-infancy-ai-algorithms-need-parenting/#59762a7e2fca Rk Team 2017 Ganes 2017 Avg 2018 Avg YoY Diff (total) YoY Diff (per game) 1 Astros 33 29,055 35,333 207,171 6,278 2 Brewers 29 28,753 33,323 132,530 4,570 3 D-Backs 32 22,691 25,832 100,498 3,141 4 Yankees 31 38,838 41,315 76,802 2,477 5 Braves 28 29,307 30,896 44,511 1,590 6 Dodgers 34 44,580 45,843 42,959 1,264 7 Angels 35 36,202 37,074 30,503 872 8 Mets 34 30,421 30,724 10,288 303 9 Rockies 30 35,140 35,378 7,148 238 10 Padres 39 25,138 25,191 2,061 53 11 Twins 34 22,179 22,188 289 8 12 Mariners 32 24,669 24,377 -9,324 -291 13 Cubs 32 38,511 37,866 -20,642 -645 14 Nationals 32 31,257 30,169 -34,818 -1,088 15 Red Sox 34 35,669 34,524 -38,939 -1,145 16 Rays 28 14,907 13,681 -34,336 -1,226 17 Phillies 31 26,916 25,257 -51,449 -1,660 18 Cardinals 33 43,034 41,328 -56,305 -1,706 19 A's 34 17,980 15,510 -83,962 -2,469 20 Giants 30 41,650 38,835 -84,448 -2,815 21 Indians 31 21,988 19,079 -90,204 -2,910 22 Reds 34 22,063 18,746 -112,798 -3,318 23 White Sox 29 21,051 16,906 -120,206 -4,145 24 Rangers 36 32,349 27,863 -161,494 -4,486 25 Royals 31 26,036 20,057 -185,357 -5,979 26 Pirates 33 23,112 16,233 -227,000 -6,879 27 Tigers 37 28,460 21,067 -273,519 -7,392 28 Orioles 28 28,000 19,880 -227,353 -8,120 29 Marlins 31 20,490 10,697 -303,571 -9,793 30 Blue Jays 35 38,687 27,269 -399,611 -11,417 Total 970 29,402 27,483 -1,860,576 -1,918 Below shows total attendance and per-game average ranking as of 6/16/18: RK TEAM TOTAL AVG % of capacity 1 LA Dodgers 1,755,352 46,193 82.50 2 NY Yankees 1,506,444 41,845 84.30 3 St. Louis 1,582,435 41,643 94.70 4 San Francisco 1,165,058 38,835 92.70 5 Chicago Cubs 1,211,714 37,866 92.00 6 LA Angels 1,297,581 37,073 81.70 7 Colorado 1,061,340 35,378 70.10 8 Houston 1,165,990 35,333 86.30 9 Boston 1,173,820 34,524 92.10 10 Milwaukee 1,160,691 34,137 81.50 11 Atlanta 1,035,668 31,383 76.40 12 NY Mets 1,044,602 30,723 73.50 13 Washington 965,392 30,168 72.70 14 Toronto 1,020,105 28,336 57.50 15 Texas 1,056,986 27,815 56.60 16 Arizona 990,132 26,056 53.60 17 Seattle 967,922 25,471 53.20 18 San Diego 960,909 25,287 62.50 19 Philadelphia 845,090 24,855 56.90 20 Minnesota 754,384 22,860 61.60 21 Detroit 846,613 21,708 52.60 22 Baltimore 659,549 20,610 45.40 23 Cleveland 654,356 20,448 47.10 24 Kansas City 715,399 20,439 53.90 25 Cincinnati 637,359 18,745 44.30 26 Pittsburgh 586,188 17,240 44.90 27 Chicago White Sox 598,340 17,095 42.10 28 Oakland 598,809 15,354 43.80 29 Tampa Bay 415,833 13,413 39.40 30 Miami 359,367 10,267 27.40 Yearly total MLB attendance from 1995 through 2017 Total attendance numbers for Major League Baseball from 1995 to 2017FORBES RESEARCH, SOURCE MLB Year ML Total % (+/-) 1995 50,469,236 0.90% 1996 60,097,381 19.10% 1997 63,168,689 5.10% 1998 70,372,221 11.40% 1999 70,139,380 -0.30% 2000 72,635,095 3.60% 2001 72,267,544 -0.50% 2002 67,859,176 -6.10% 2003 67,568,397 -0.40% 2004 73,022,969 8.10% 2005 74,702,034 2.30% 2006 76,042,787 1.80% 2007 79,503,175 4.60% 2008 78,588,004 -1.20% 2009 73,367,659 -6.60% 2010 72,568,780 -1.10% 2011 73,415,359 1.20% 2012 74,859,268 1.97% 2013 74,028,227 -1.11% 2014 73,739,622 -0.39% 2015 73,760,020 0.03% 2016 73,159,044 -0.81% 2017 72,670,423 -0.67% Source: Major League Baseball
  15. I can only hope that Showalter and his crew are not given new contracts. Time for fresh faces, new blood, new ideas and a different approach. He managed the team right out of the 2016 WC game by leaving Britton, the league's best reliever, in the bullpen, and sticking with Jimenez.
  16. This quote really stuck out for me. "Nobody wants to be ridiculed or criticized, but that’s not the world we live in, especially in this game. When there’s such emphasis put on winning and being successful and getting a leg up on the competition." Imagine tha, Chris. There really is an emphasis put on winning. I had no idea.
  17. As the article states, Kelley was having a good season. A 3.34 ERA over 32 1/3 innings is pretty decent. There may be something else that Rizzo wasn't thrilled with about Kelley and his blow up on the mound gave Rizzo the excuse he needed to get rid of him.
  18. Here's Kelley's side of the story: Kelley, the former Yankee, claimed his meltdown wasn’t because he was angry at the mop-up duty. “You can ask everybody in the bullpen. When [Wander] Suero’s pitch count got up, I said, ‘I’ve probably got the ninth.’ I figured I was the freshest reliever and I was going to throw the ninth,” Kelley told reporters, via the Washington Post. “Like I said, for me, I’m not justifying it. I should not have thrown my glove and acted like a baby out there. But at the same time, I’m acting like it’s one to one for me. I’m giving it everything I’ve got.” Second base umpire Tripp Gibson III and Kelley had a heated conversation just before Jackson’s home run. And home plate umpire Adrian Johnson also went back and forth with Kelley, who believed that the same calls that were sliding earlier in the game were now not going his way. “[Johnson] told me to slow down. I was a) just trying to keep it going, and b) I’ve used the quick pitch sometimes. He told me to slow down one time, and the other guy behind me [at second base] told me I had to come set or it’s a balk,” Kelley said. “… Then the home plate umpire was telling me to hurry up. I was like, ‘But you told me to slow down.’ It was kind of frustrating. That’s all that was about.” Washington teammates Ryan Madson and Max Scherzer reportedly approached Kelley following the blowout and patted him on the back. Nationals manager Dave Martinez believed that Kelley was simply frustrated with the umpires. “I think the homer, and the whole thing with trying to pitch fast and the umpire telling him to stop,” Martinez said. “He was arguing. I gather that’s what it was.” Before the DFA, Kelley was having a solid year, pitching to a 3.34 ERA in 32 1/3 innings. https://nypost.com/2018/08/01/nationals-release-quality-reliever-after-bizarre-mets-meltdown/
  19. Rizzo released Kelley this morning saying: “I thought that the act that he portrayed on the field last night was disrespectful to the name on the front of the jersey, the organization, specifically Davey Martinez. You’re either in or you’re in the way, and I thought he was in the way . . .that’s something that you don’t come back from. It was a disrespectful act, and I thought it warranted him leaving the team. I didn’t see how he could face the rest of his teammates and the coaching staff and the manager again after such a selfish act in a 25-1 game.”
  20. No. It's pretty clear that Flaherty was the glue holding the team together. When he left at the end of 2017 it all unraveled.
  21. They have played 10 games. 6 in Baltimore and 4 in NY. The Orioles are 2-4 at home and 3-1 in NY. https://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/head2head.cgi?teams=BAL&from=2018&to=2018
  22. Clean house. Duquette, Showalter and Anderson all need to go. Re-build it from top to bottom.
  23. Problem today is if Machado took out a full page ad in the Sun nobody would see it.
  24. Showalter's crappy treatment of Hyun Soo Kim probably got him some, "No thanks" votes from players polled in the survey.
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