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NashLumber last won the day on November 13 2016

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About NashLumber

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    Plus Member Since 3/15
  • Birthday 11/1/1961

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  • Location
    Durham NC
  • Interests
    O's baseball, music, birdwatching.
  • Occupation
    self-employed musician / semi-retired
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Mancini, Bundy
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Brooks Robinson

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  1. While it wasn’t one I saw in 2019 (it was from last year, but I saw it over the weekend) the film Midsommar, about some students going to Sweden and getting caught up in a cult-like ancient ritual weekend with nightmarish consequences. The reason I mention this one is that one of the main characters (Christian, the boyfriend of the main character) bears a strong resemblance to Trey Mancini. With him on mine and everyone else’s mind recently, it was odd to have a whole film with this look-alike on screen so long. The scenery is truly gorgeous, but the violence within can be a lot to bear for the squeamish (no pun intended, a bear encounter is prominently featured). Overall, I found it really interesting. It was a fascinating topic and it was well made and well written. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8772262/ Trailer https://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi3054746649
  2. I don’t have a family history of this type of cancer (and other factors of low risk for it), so my primary care physician (UNC Hospitals Healthcare system) gave me the option of the stool tests that I send to their testing lab. I do this every Fall. If they ever find something suspicious, they will then call me in for a colonoscopy and examination. The test is very simple and easily accomplished. A good buddy of mine lost his wife (she was mid-50s) to this cancer about four years ago. Just about all of my close friends now have one test or the other now. The awareness has grown over the last decade and I’m convinced it’s saving lives. Wishing Trey all the best. Hoping that catching it early will be to his benefit. He will surely be under the watchful eye of his doctors for several years.
  3. Nothing but love, healing prayers and support to Trey. A family favorite of ours from the first time he put on the uniform. Though some know him as Boom Boom, my wife, girls and I started calling him The Pink Panther early on due to the Mancini connection before that other name stuck. Hang in there.
  4. Hope everyone is about to relax for a spell and enjoy a day or two with family or friends. I don’t post a ton, but I still try to check in and read what I can here at OH. Still a marvelous place. Thanks to you all for making it that way. Still making music with my kids. Here’s our 2019 Christmas video. Some of these may sound familiar. My daughters (12 year old on drums and 17 year old on bass) knocked this out about a week ago. Happy Holidays! We’ll have an EP on vinyl of our original music by summer. Note: You may note I have my custom O‘sCaster guitar at the top right of the frame in the first song.
  5. I saw him twice when the Keys came to Winston-Salem early on. Such high hopes. Did see him maybe 3 times in Baltimore. Sad to see him go, but it’s for the best (for him and the rebuild). I’ll pull for him no matter where he is.
  6. My DirecTV bill fluctuated between $90 and $110 the last ten years or so depending on what tier I chose and any add ons (HBO or Showtime, etc. but usually only for a few months). MASN was part of my overall package all that time. In 2019, finally cut the cord, dumped DirecTV and I decided to just listen via the At Bat app ($19.99 / year) to the O's radio broadcast team. I miss Palmer, but now that my YouTubeTV subscription gets me what I basically want for $52 a month, it was a better financial situation for me. If I can at some point stream MASN, I'll do it. I'm not holding my breath with MLB waiving the in-market blackout for MLB-TV. I'd have had MLB-TV if that had not been the case. I tried 3 VPNs over two years in an exploratory effort to cut the cord in recent years and Apple or MLB-TV eventually got hip to it and I ended my VPN experiment.
  7. I hear that a lot about the Walgreens logo as well, but from what I recall, the Nats just adopted the old Senators logo. I do see the similarity, but the Senators cap I grew up with is what it looks like to me. I kind of like that continuity. I was surprised to learn the original Washington franchise at one point (1905, their 5th year) were officially renamed The Nationals, but The Senators nickname just caught on and they went with that. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/list_by_team/79/Washington_Senators/
  8. Wait. This is what I remember about Moose in ‘97. Edit: Ok I see it’s multiple postseason starts, not just doing it once. I was searching for what he did vs. Mariners in the ALDS, but he didn’t hit double digits in Ks in his two starts. He had 9 and 7, beating Randy Johnson twice. https://www.mlb.com/cut4/heres-mike-mussina-striking-out-15-indians-batters-on-his-birthday/c-159069820
  9. Re: the breaking in of a glove with shaving cream. I’ve definitely heard of it. I’ve read in more than one place that Brooks did it and so did Ozzie Smith. Brooks: http://www.danielleflood.com/id36.html “Yankee pitcher Ron Davis uses shaving cream on his, any kind he can find in the clubhouse. He just sprays the foam on, and lets it soak in, then repeats the process every now and then. "It makes the leather darker, softer, smooooth," he says as he runs his fingers over his glove.Where did he ever get such an idea? "I saw Brooks Robinson do it." Ozzie (and a tidbit about Brooks that I *didn’t* know) https://www.si.com/vault/2003/03/17/339796/for-love-of-leather-finally-the-baseball-glove-gets-the-recognition-it-deserves “Brooks Robinson kept his glove fingers firm with tongue depressors; Ozzie Smith broke his in with shaving cream.”
  10. Strike. Ball. Ball. Ball. Ball. Take me out OF the ballgame Please. I beg of you.
  11. On the street behind me, I had a Thomas Thomas and a Harry Ball (of Harry Ball Fence Co.).
  12. There is another letter in the mail bag. “Dear Chris, Have you done anything to change your approach at the plate in 2019? Sincerely, Mary Chestnut”
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