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  1. Interesting, I like the concept of WAA. Out of curiosity, do you have the numbers for 2017 easily at hand? Just curious where we were last year at several positions (C, 2B, SS, 3B, CF).
  2. Aside from Manny, if a GM were to ask me which player they should pick up from the Orioles roster, assuming none are too costly, I would point them toward Jones. As a corner or 4th OF, bench bat, clubhouse presence and someone with the fire to win, I think he could do very well as a rental on a winning club.
  3. I try to follow other clubs, but it’s not easy. Ever come out of a disastrous relationship, and you can’t stand the thought of being with anyone else for a while, to the point where even seeing other happy couples is just a painful reminder of what you can’t have? That’s me and other 2018 teams in a nutshell. Maybe the best way around that is to just throw myself headlong into following the Royals the rest of the year for some cathartic schadenfreude.
  4. You think so? I think he's got a plus bat but is a defensive liability. Manny would be a huge upgrade. Although I really don't want to see Manny in pinstripes.
  5. Although he did get robbed of a blast by Cave last night, and got robbed by the Phils’ 3B with the bases full a couple nights before that. He is definitely hitting the ball with more authority in the 2.0 version, even if that only happens sporadically. I just know it wasn’t happening at all prior to his “rebuild”. It’s still bad, but slightly less bad. Silver linings and all.
  6. Each time we look out at the Picnic Garden at Camden Yards, let those six bronzed statues of our Hall Of Famers forever remind us of our time with Rasmus, one for each of the hits that he had as an Oriole.
  7. If you go to a fast food place here in Europe, they charge you for the condiments. They’ll give you one tiny one with your order for free, but for extra packets of BBQ sauce, hot sauce, etc it’s about 19 cents each. Maybe the days of unlimited Camden Yards mustard and ketchup near the napkins are gone.
  8. Melancon of the Giants makes 20 million. Chapman is second at 17.2M.
  9. I have a hunch Manny would have pushed his way to shortstop even if he re-signed.
  10. At this point of the season, the 1988 team was 25-57. We’re 23-59. That’s pretty freaking depressing.
  11. I have to say that at the halfway mark, I didn’t expect the club to have 11 more wins than Luis Severino.
  12. Apparently you’ve never seen the end results of inbreeding, which is a royal trademark.
  13. Yeah, this I really, really like. I'll check out the full album. Thanks. Norway has a pretty impressive musical scene given the size of the country. This is one of my favorite songs out of Norway, from Ulver's first album. Their latest stuff sounds more like Depeche Mode, and is still pretty good, but I particularly liked this folk-meets-black metal direction.
  14. Norwegian prog metal. Did nothing for me when I first heard the album (especially the vocals), then checked it out again a year later and it really clicked. Then saw them live not long after that and they were pretty much note perfect to the album (but were still live, it wasn’t on DAT).
  15. Great stuff. Nice gesture by Manny,
  16. They did. They’ve changed vocalists several times, and constantly shuffle members based on which eight members or so are available out of a group of about 15 candidates between the UK and Sweden. It makes touring and even recording both expensive and complicated.
  17. I just saw King Crimson play last night at a great venue (my favorite movie theater) nearby in Essen last night, and they were pretty amazing. Three drummers at the front of the stage, with the other five band members on a riser behind them. Robert Fripp, Tony Levin and Mel Collins are all in their 70s, and were still killing it. Highly recommended if you get a chance to see them.
  18. “I guarantee you, if you sign a guy to a seven-year contract, you’re going to be lucky if you’re happy for four of those seven.” I’m trying not to read into that quote, but it’s hard not to.
  19. They were both decent signings. What would you have done when faced with the thin available offseason arms, about $23 million to spend, and a predicted starting staff of Bundy, Gausman, Tillman, Mike Wright and Some Other Variant Of Mike Wright? Cashner has been better than Miley. I expected more out of Cobb, but I didn’t regret signing him. It’s not like Lance Lynn would have moved the needle much.
  20. It just dawned on me that the club woukd have to play .450 ball from here on out, winning 43 of the next 94 games, just to “only” lose 100 games. Yeesh.
  21. Celeb is the most famous of the Joseph brothers.
  22. Mt. Rushmore of Orioles pitchers who intentionally let their hat fall off their head during almost every pitch as a distraction, something no umpire or batter complained about because they were terrible anyway: 1. John Pacella Well, OK, that’s it.
  23. Although I have a feeling if Jones would accept a move to right field, he would become a plus defender again.
  24. That’s about as daring as the CareFirst BlueCross/BlueShield program that donates $50 for each Oriole that draws a walk.
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