Oh, I don’t disagree with you one bit, I think Aiken should start. I would love to give him a start, and Lowther too. Maybe Zimmerman.
I do not see any reason why Eshelman should start, and you misunderstood what I said.
I was only saying that the guys in charge know more than I do and they have their reasons. I am giving them a bit of the doubt in assuming that their reasons are defensible, Because I cannot think of any reason on my own, why Eshelman is starting.
Maybe he married the bosses daughter?
Yep, 82 is up there for me. Went to a lot of games with friends, I guess we all had our licenses in 1981 but the strike took out a chunk of that year, so this was the first time we were going to a ton of games as opposed to just going to games when my Dad took me. I think the O's had a great record in games I went to that year and i personally saw 6 or 7 Oriole grand slams in like 20 games attended, which is ridiculous bu t it happened.
So 1982 is near the top of my list. 1989 was great, I was out of college and had my first 13 game plan and wound up going to 45 games, an all time high. 1979, I was all in on Oriole Magic. I'm sure those are my top 3. 1983, 1980 (100 wins but no playoffs), 1977 (lost a ton to free agency and age but brought in a whole ton of young talent), 2012, 1997, 1996... I've named 9 years now, so I just need to add one more for my top 10. I'll put 2014 in.
Putting them in order would be tough
Going for the sweep .......
2018 1st-Round Draft pick Alec Bohm will be making his carer Major League debut for the Phillies.
BALTIMORE O RIOLES
Hanser Joel Alberto Pena - 2B
Anthony Santander - RF
Jose Antonio Iglesias Aleman - DH
Rio Ruiz - 3B
Renato Nunez - 1B
John Dwight "J.D." Smith, Jr. - LF
Pedro Severino De Leon - C
Austin Charles Bryan "C.B." Hays - CF
Patrick Valaika - SS
Thomas Darwin Eshleman - RHP )) (0-0, 3.68 ERA)
Andrew McCutchen - DH
Jean Carlos Enrique Segura - 2B
Bryce Aron Max Harper - RF
Mariekson Gregorius - SS
Alec Bohm - 3B ) *
Jacob Tyler "J.T." Realmuto - C
Jay Bruce - LF
Neil Martin Andrew Walker - 1B
Roman Quinn - CF
Jacob Joseph Arrieta - RHP )) (1-1, 2.45 ERA)
* )) Career Major League Debut
I remember '82 as well, although I was only 11. My enduring memories of that year are trading my favorite player, Doug DeCinces, for Disco Dan Ford, being incredulous about the Brewers acquiring Don Sutton on August 30th (What? Wasn't the deadline a month ago?), and crying my eyes out during the last game of the season both when they were blown out early and when Earl had his curtain call.