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  1. 34 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

    If you hold the shift key down when you type a letter it capitalizes it. 

    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.

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  2. 2 hours ago, andrewochs615 said:

    You can start by reading and actually doing research. 

    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 

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  3. 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

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  4. 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.




  5. 1 hour ago, Philip said:

    In your most monotonic voice, Say “there’s a ball hit up the middle and it’s through for a hit.”

    Now compare it with Newman saying the same kind of thing, and you’ll find the two voices are very similar. Newman May have baseball smarts but her voice is awful and she has neither personality nor energy not interesting commentary.

    I miss Gary Thorne and Joe Angel a lot, but the radio team adds nothing to the game. I wish they wouldn’t ignore the qualities of a good radio person while looking for people for these spots.

    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.

  6. On 5/21/2020 at 10:12 AM, Redskins Rick said:

    MLB doesnt even include him, when you look at no-no's and 131+ pitches.



    That's strange. I watched the game on Youtube.

  7. 2 hours ago, half hop said:

    In 1965, Jim Maloney of the Reds threw a no-hitter while allowing 11 batters to reach base. His pitch count: 176!

    Upon further investigation, the pitch count for his 10-inning no hitter was 187! He walked 10 and hit a batter.

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  8. played in an old-timers league where we actually wore old-timey uni's...Al Bumbry was the guest star for the evening and was behind the mound calling balls and strikes...I pitched an inning or two...on one pitch I broke out the old knuckleball...not that great of one either...but Al was gushing all over it...man, you just threw a great knuckleball...throw another one...he had a good time that night and we enjoyed having him


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  9. 6 minutes ago, PaulFolk said:

    Why? Because she's only done it for the minor leagues? You gotta start somewhere. I don't see any reason she wouldn't be able handle the majors.

    I agree with Moose...hoping she isn't doing play-by-play...I've listened to several gals doing it and I just don't care for it...call me archie bunker if you must...McDonald and Olsen are terrific...BRob not so much...not a big fan of Hunter, especially his irritating penchant for the modest two game hitting streak stat...ugh!!!...Kevin Brown is pretty much plain vanilla...adequate but nothing to write home about...and I still don't miss Fred Manfra

    23 hours ago, Philip said:

    I am disappointed that Kevin Brown will be back, he is terrible. What he says is not interesting,  the way he says it is not interesting and his voice is not interesting. When you’re on the radio, you’re a storyteller, and you have to have an engaging voice, which he does not have and you have to describe events in an interesting way, which he does not do.

    On 2/19/2020 at 4:26 PM, SteveA said:


    On 2/19/2020 at 4:45 PM, bobmc said:

    A little better "angle" for Sara - @SteveA


       -- This covers both TV broadcasts on MASN, radio broadcasts, pre-and-postgame, and possibly social media too.  So except in a few cases, specific roles are undefined or are a bit vague.

       -- Gary Thorne back on TV

       -- Kevin Brown back on radio

       -- Scott Garceau joins the team in some capacity.   (For those outside of Baltimore, he has been a sports anchor on a local station for 40 years, served as radio play by play man for the Ravens for many years, was involved in Orioles' TV broadcasts back in the 80s, and has the afternoon drivetime sports talk show on 105.7).

       -- Melanie Newman joins the Orioles from the A league Salem Red Sox, where she was their lead broadcaster. 

       -- Frederick Keys announcer Geoff Arnold joins the team.

       -- Jim Palmer, Mike Bordick, Ben McDonald, and Brian Roberts will be back as analysts on both radio and TV

       -- Gregg Olson will be back as an analyst on radio broadcasts.

       -- Rick Dempsey will continue to host O's Xtra pre/postgame show on MASN.

       -- Dave Johnson will be back for "selected appearances."

       -- Rob Long will also host some O's Xtra (as he did last year on weekends)

       -- Jim Hunter and Tom Davis will have "new roles" as regular on-air contributors

       -- Roch Kubatko and Steve Melewski will continue to contribute across platforms, and Melewski will continue to hose the post-postgame show weeknights on the flagship station 105.7 as he has in the past.

       -- Paul Mancano will host MASN All Acess, the digital show available on Facebook Live, as well as appearing across the other plateforms.


  10. I never even knew he "intentionally" lost 25 pounds. Is this new info? I knew he wasn't as big as he once was which I attributed to, well, you know. I agree with the poster who said why hasn't our crack beat writers ever asked him directly about his loss of mass given that it coincided with his lack of production. Can you imagine if he played in New York what they'd do to him? He's a very lucky man. I would like to feel sorry for him as a human being who is failing spectacularly in a public forum but he appears to be too stubborn/proud to listen to advice. I conjecture that is because deep down, he knows the real reason for his success may have been due to other sources than natural ability. Hope I'm wrong but man this sad saga smells mighty fishy.

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