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  1. Very trivial point, but do the statistics from this game count yet, or not until the game is completed on Friday? When Hanser Alberto steps to the plate in Philadelphia, will the scoreboard show his batting average to be what it was before the start of the suspended game, or what his average is after going 2-3 today?
  2. The silver lining is that this allows a healthy Iglesias to bat with two on and one out rather than Valaika. If the Orioles bring up another catcher they can then have Severino hit instead of Holaday.
  3. Like many of Manfred's innovations, it's having a pretty negligible effect and is a distraction from more pressing structural issues. Plus it's eliminating the possibility of cool memories like the Chris Davis game, the Stevie Wilkerson game, etc.
  4. So when are we going to see Mountcastle? The Blue Jays played the service time game with Pearson and he's already up.
  5. Because COVID is only transmissible in the 8th or 9th, that's just science!
  6. Suddenly having to play the Yankees a week early is like realizing you have an exam later today you forgot to study for.
  7. Seven outs, because of the Iglesias error!
  8. And now even the best teams in baseball that win 100+ games and their division get to be thrown into a flukey luck-based setup.
  9. I have no faith that this will only happen for 2020 (see also the crappy new extra inning rule). If any one of the eight opening round "series" ends on a walkoff or something, Manfred will point to it and say, "Look how great that Reds-Rockies series was! Why wouldn't we want this every year?!" Bleccch.
  10. I hate the extra inning rule, both from the standpoint of design (Oh good, we have Mike Trout leading off the te... oh right, he's getting walked) and as someone who enjoys free/weird baseball. I also don't really see the need for it this year if rosters are expanded and every team has extra pitchers. I hope this goes away after the season, but I'm pessimistic because it seems the powers that be have wanted this for a while.
  11. What's hilarious is that in the Baseball Reference 2020 Simulated Season, Santander has a 1.149 OPS and has the second highest WAR in baseball. The Orioles are also 3-8.
  12. I would say the difference is that the gap between the historic 2016 Britton and 2016 Ubaldo is significantly wider than the gap between 2012 Johnson and 2012 Strop. Also Vizquel(? I think it was him) made contact with that ball and it was foul. The "steal of home" by Grissom was BS.
  13. Bedard also forced two double plays in that game, so he faced the minimum 27 batters.
  14. It's really a bummer that no TV footage of the 1969 ALCS survives, or even audio. I was born way too late for it, but look at the play by play for Game 1 and tell me it wouldn't be considered one of the greatest ever postseason games if it had happened later in the TV era. -HRs by all-time greats Frank Robinson and Tony Oliva -Game-tying HR in the bottom of the ninth by Boog Powell -Brooks Robinson caught stealing home with what would have been the winning run (the third baseman made the putout, anyone who remembers this game want to shed light on what happened?) -Dick Hall escapes a bases loaded, one out jam in the top of the 12th -Orioles win in the bottom of the inning on a two-out bunt by Paul Blair Those Golden Era Orioles didn't really leave behind an all-time great postseason win that you can watch online. They won all their titles running away and the close ones are all heartbreakers, no?
  15. I wish that list could have showcased Matt Wieters a bit more. He was a delight to watch defensively and I'm partial to the (totally illegal under today's rules) play at 3:59 in this video. It's also an absolute laser by Jones. Do I like this play partly because Derek Jeter was the victim? Probably. It was still an amazing play. You can even Thorne say "this will score a run," to tell you how unexpected it was. Mychal Givens' block of home plate should have at least been an honorable mention, too.
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    The Orioles definitely lack that signature postseason moment. No Kirk Gibson, Bill Mazeroski, Carlton Fisk types of moments. There's John Lowenstein's HR in the 1979 ALCS and the Delmon Young double from 2014, but I don't think many non-Orioles fans would immediately recognize those. Maybe Brooks Robinson's defensive gem from 1970, but even most Orioles fans would be hard-pressed to name which game that was from or what inning it was or anything like that. The Orioles won all of their titles handily and lost all the close ones.
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    I just hope Johnny O is still on the Orioles' bandwagon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GTQ43hhoic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nNKdsAoW8k
  18. Matt Albers is also trying to hold a lead for Milwaukee, and I wasn't even aware he was still in baseball.
  19. Cashner the closer is on to try to save an extra inning win for Boston.
  20. Means bowing out of the ROY race tonight.
  21. Not seeing a lot of swings and misses from Means.
  22. It's Wojo's turn, he's been nails, why is Hyde holding off on the announcement?
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