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  1. The traditional futility for hitting is known as the Mendoza Line...200 BA. I suggest this needs to be updated in MLB lore to the Davis Line...167 BA.
  2. Melanie Newman does not belong in a MLB broadcast booth. Lots of awesome gals out there doing excellent sports broadcasting. Just not ours.
  3. I have. All glove, streaky bat. Semi-pro league. Many years ago. I bring this up because while recently perusing Cal's fielding stats, two seasons jumped out at me. He made only 11 errors in 1495 chances combined in 1989 and 1990. Eight errors in 815 chances in '89 and 3 errors in 680 chances in '90. As a former SS with a plus glove I find what he did in the field those two years unbelievable. The great Ozzie Smith had one year comparable. Cal's defensive prowess seems to have been seriously underrated. He may not have been flashy but the dude had incredibly soft hands and every freakin' throw to Eddie was centered chest high. I even remember Eddie saying how unbelievably accurate Cal's throwing was. Amazing.
  4. from Jon Miller and Joe Angel to...this...ugh
  5. where is his self pride in all of this? ... he is a laughing stock ... I mean the level of futility he's reached is historic ... take your millions and have a nice life
  6. Always enjoyed Teds work. Here's a list of O's broadcasters from the beginning. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Baltimore_Orioles_broadcasters
  7. Can't believe Tom Davis is gone. Remember him sitting in foul territory at Memorial Stadium during games. Alas, time marches on.
  8. The O's female PBP announcer is awful. Look, I give props to anyone, albeit male or female, that is competent at their job but Melanie Newman is downright awful. So glad I will never hear Hunter utter again that some batter has a modest 2 game hitting streak and is 4 for his last 22. UGH!
  9. I see you specialize in petty observations...hey 1995 called...wants to know if you still have dial-up...dude, 86,417 posts?...left your basement in the past ten years?...see, you wanna snark me I can snark with the best of them...some folks get their worth from irrelevant message boards...others, like moi, get their worth from engaging in a variety of life experiences including philanthropy, community service, activist causes, and an awesome 40+ year marriage...oops...should have had a hyphen there...any other comments...and I'll leave you with this bit of advice...don't be an a**hole...expecting an ad hominem response any minute now.
  10. thank you...never thought of that...guarantee you these current "prospects" won't be around in three years...wanna give the current leadership time but this current crop doesn't excite me...bust my balls all you want but I stand by my prediction
  11. been a fan for 50 years...we always had a class act team...even when we sucked we still had a great announcer in Jon Miller that made the games interesting...and great players...now we got crap announcers and crap players...Austin Hays!...yeah right...Chance Cisco!....nope...Ryan Mountcastle?...yawn....Mullins?...gawd help us...and basically most of the pitchers are AAAA at best...so, why should I care about an organization that now is putrid but once was great...I need hope
  12. Did the Padres get what they paid for? I say probably not.
  13. Bert Campaneris...for some reason I had extremely unkind thoughts about that little peckerhead...used to drive us nuts back in the day. Thurman Munsen...used to kill us hitting line drives all over the yard...never clean shaven and his uniform didn't quite fit right...reminded me of Pigpen Derek Jeter...ol' Jackknife Jeter...damn Yankee.
  14. so true about Newman...boring, monotonous delivery...says things that make you scratch your head...example: the batter swings through the pitch and fouls it back to the screen...huh?...also bad at describing the nuances of a play...she may be a baseball nerd but she's not a very good play-by-play announcer...criticized her in a previous post and the ad hominem attacks came fast and furious...I have no issues with a female announcer as long as she is good at her job and I've heard several in various sports that meet that modest criteria...Newman doesn't IMHO.
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