I see people stepping up with their wallets, and that's all well and good, but Tony said a couple times this isn't about money.
T can correct me if I'm wrong, but it's more about a 25 year dream, a dream for a scouting job in baseball. That's what I'm reading in you posts. Baseball is moving away from old school scouts like Tony. Calls aren't getting returned, no thank you's, even if done politely, don't hurt any less.
My unsolicited advice to Tony is this. If you still enjoy scouting, have at it, but realize your audience is this board alone. That's the harsh message the Orioles have given you. If they don't appreciate you, then say, "SCREW YOU, your loss" and walk away.
Make baseball a hobby not a second career. If that hobby means managing a message board, fine. If it means not dealing with that headache and relaxing watching the games, do that. Get on your cycle and go for more rides.
You already have a solid career, put your focus on that. Focus on the job that pays the bills, puts a roof over your head and food on the table, and provides for your retirement.
BTW, 50? Hah! Been there, done that at the beginning of this decade. If that milestone is making you reevaluate your life, you would hardly be alone.
Keith Law doesn't think he can be a centerfielder. I would have said the same thing in July, but he looked good out there when he was called up. Hopefully this will end up as ammunition for the Law haters.
Does Austin Hays have a shot at being a decent everyday CF?
I don't think he has any shot at CF.