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For some reason, this one really stings for me.     As I said recently, we’ve lived though so many ups and downs with Bundy.    The exhilarating first year in the minors, ending with a cameo in Baltimore at age 19.    The disappointment of the injuries that followed.    Watching him topping out at 98 at times in 2016, seemingly all the way back.    Seeing days when he could barely hit 90.    Watching him unleash his slider after keeping it under wraps earlier in his career.     Seeing him give up an ungodly number of homers in 2018.     All in all, I was really fascinated with the guy.     He was incredibly resourceful in working around his declining velocity, and always so stoic when interviewed, regardless of how he performed.   

Farewell, Dylan.   You’re a guy I will always root hard for.    I hope you have great success with the Angels.   
 

 

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11 minutes ago, Frobby said:

For some reason, this one really stings for me.     As I said recently, we’ve lived though so many ups and downs with Bundy.    The exhilarating first year in the minors, ending with a cameo in Baltimore at age 19.    The disappointment of the injuries that followed.    Watching him topping out at 98 at times in 2016, seemingly all the way back.    Seeing days when he could barely hit 90.    Watching him unleash his slider after keeping it under wraps earlier in his career.     Seeing him give up an ungodly number of homers in 2018.     All in all, I was really fascinated with the guy.     He was incredibly resourceful in working around his declining velocity, and always so stoic when interviewed, regardless of how he performed.   

Farewell, Dylan.   You’re a guy I will always root hard for.    I hope you have great success with the Angels.   
 

 

I drove up to Hagerstown to see Bundy pitch in his one and only appearance there as a Shorebird. My Dad, brother, and I couldn't wait to see the future ace of the Orioles staff. It never materialized, but I'm glad we made the trip. As a side note, every seat behind home-plate at Municipal Stadium is an original, 1992 Camden Yards stadium seat. That's a fact. If you love baseball history like I do, better make the trip up there before MLB contracts the Suns.

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scOtt and I went to Frederick to see his first start there. So much promise. A great press conference. Sorry he was always so hurt. 

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29 minutes ago, Frobby said:

For some reason, this one really stings for me.     As I said recently, we’ve lived though so many ups and downs with Bundy.    The exhilarating first year in the minors, ending with a cameo in Baltimore at age 19.    The disappointment of the injuries that followed.    Watching him topping out at 98 at times in 2016, seemingly all the way back.    Seeing days when he could barely hit 90.    Watching him unleash his slider after keeping it under wraps earlier in his career.     Seeing him give up an ungodly number of homers in 2018.     All in all, I was really fascinated with the guy.     He was incredibly resourceful in working around his declining velocity, and always so stoic when interviewed, regardless of how he performed.   

Farewell, Dylan.   You’re a guy I will always root hard for.    I hope you have great success with the Angels.   
 

 

D and I were at the Red Sox Stadium in Ft Myers when he demolished the heart of the Sox lineup. 

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1 minute ago, DrungoHazewood said:

30 innings, five hits, 40 strikeouts, two walks, no earned runs.  Not a bad pro debut.

Had a one hitter broken up by a bunt single.  If it had happened in the 9th innings folks would have gone nuts.

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17 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Had a one hitter broken up by a bunt single.  If it had happened in the 9th innings folks would have gone nuts.

But what if it was Chris Davis that dropped the bunt? 

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Just now, DrungoHazewood said:

But what if it was Chris Davis that dropped the bunt? 

In the fourth?  Still would have been a hit, in the eighth it would have been an error.

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Thanks, Dylan.  I wish there were fewer injuries (and homers), and more wins.  Maybe in LA.

I attended the 4-2 loss against the Dodgers in September, and he pitched well despite a wobbly second inning.  But when Ruiz booted the third out in the sixth, and on the next batter Severino flat out failed to catch strike three of what should have been the third out, Bundy was as done with this team as any pitcher I'd ever seen.  Two runs scored on Severino's passed ball, and Bundy never even moved to cover home.

As the saying goes, he's in a happier place now...

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1 hour ago, weams said:

scOtt and I went to Frederick to see his first start there. So much promise. A great press conference. Sorry he was always so hurt. 

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. 

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Bundy was one of the smarter pitchers in the league.  He had to be after arm injuries reduced his fastball velocity by so much.  I hope nothing but the best for him, wherever his career takes him from here. 

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Was my favorite pitcher to watch.   When he was on and not giving up dingers it was fun to watch him work.    Gonna try to catch him pitching for the Angels some next year, will always be a fan.  

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