Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Frobby

It happens every spring

Recommended Posts

28 minutes ago, Frobby said:

After a long, gloomy winter in which I have exuded realism about the Orioles’ near term future, spring training has arrived and I am growing more optimistic daily based on the incessantly positive remarks coming from Brandon Hyde, Doug Brocail and a litany of players.    Lord it makes me happy!    The hell with realism, there will be plenty of time for that later!

But how many people have said someone is in the best shape of their life?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, Frobby said:

After a long, gloomy winter in which I have exuded realism about the Orioles’ near term future, spring training has arrived and I am growing more optimistic daily based on the incessantly positive remarks coming from Brandon Hyde, Doug Brocail and a litany of players.    Lord it makes me happy!    The hell with realism, there will be plenty of time for that later!

Well yeah if Means can repeat his year from last year, Cobb can come back and Akin can make a smooth transition to major league pitcher and and.  Oh on second thought were screwed.

  • Downvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think this Spring Training is objectively more exciting than last year's. More prospects who are closer this year and of course Adley. Also this feels like make or break for Davis. Might not end up being true but it's always going to be interesting to see how low he can get. Can't wait for the first televised game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Pickles said:

Optimism is cowardice.

Oswald Spengler

That’s a very interesting quote, and it’s not necessarily incorrect, but who wants to live in the bitterness That exists without any optimism? “There is no ‘bright side’”

Who would want to live like that? So I would tell Oswald that I doubt he is a hit at parties.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Philip said:

That’s a very interesting quote, and it’s not necessarily incorrect, but who wants to live in the bitterness That exists without any optimism? “There is no ‘bright side’”

Who would want to live like that? So I would tell Oswald that I doubt he is a hit at parties.

I think it's actually apocryphal.

 

But anybody who wants to understand the world today should read Spengler's "The Decline of the West."

 

But Os related, I hate to see a man be crushed, and from my perspective, anyone with optimism about this upcoming year, is going to be crushed.

But I confess, I am not much fun at parties either.

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look. I believe this is the spring we move on from Davis. That alone makes it a bright year. Of course, I always think Charlie Brown is really going to kick that football each year too. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, RZNJ said:

I heard Atomic saw his shadow and is in for a long winter.

I didn't think vampires could see their shadow?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Frobby said:

After a long, gloomy winter in which I have exuded realism about the Orioles’ near term future, spring training has arrived and I am growing more optimistic daily based on the incessantly positive remarks coming from Brandon Hyde, Doug Brocail and a litany of players.    Lord it makes me happy!    The hell with realism, there will be plenty of time for that later!

It Happens Every Spring was a great movie. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure whether I've posted some version of this before, but what the heck, it's a new season . . .

My favorite baseball song, by a pretty wide margin, is Tom Paxton's "My Favorite Spring." For me, it captures, and sucks you into, the game's cycle of hope and heartbreak gradually and subtly, without slipping into maudlin sentimentality.

Second place goes to "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request," by Steve Goodman (who also gave us "Go, Cubs, Go!"). I think recent seasons of Oriole wretchedness have made me identify more with the long-time Cubs fans I've known.

Goodman died of leukemia in 1984, at age 36, four days before the Cubs clinched their first division title and first post-season appearance season since 1945. He was invited to sing the Star-Spangled Banner before the opener, but Jimmy Buffett had to fill in. 

 

 

 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores
News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






  • Posts

    • Bleier trade continues to bite the O's last night.  Fry  could not find the plate especially against right-handed batters. Needing to face three batter in not Fry's game.    It didn't affect the outcome because the O's didin't  hit.  However, Fry does not look up to being the 2nd lefties in the pen  which shows how much the O's miss Bleier.  Fry would be a candidate to be sent down but there is no lefty to replace him so he will probably stay in the majors.
    • SummerSlam ‘92 is on FS1.  Quarantine + Nostalgia = Mullet for backwardsk ?
    • I missed another game. My sleep schedule sleep patterns are SOOOOOOOO screwed up... I laid down for a quick nap before the game about 4:30. When I woke up at MIDNIGHT I had missed the entire thing. Turned on the TV to watch the 11:30 replay and THANK GOD the Gnats are back playing! They're the replay tonight... fml     So.... I'm not going to read the thread or the board. Or Roch. It's 1:30 am. I'm having my "morning" glass of coffee (yes BIG TALL GLASS) and I'm going to watch the 9 am MASN replay "live". So I have THAT going for me. 🙃 GO O'S!!!!
    • And now for something completely different...   NSFW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpx_VXRG_qc  
    • Now that does make sense: greater risk, greater reward. So do healthy pitchers make more than healthy batters? Serious question.
    • On his pro-rated salary, Cobb would earn @ $4.5MM the rest of this season. That would be nothing for a contending team to take on if they were sold on him putting them over the top. But I can't imagine being so desperate on August 4, 10 games into a 60 game season if I were a decision maker to take on the entirety of his contract.  If a team really wants to gamble a little bit of cash on Cobb to win this year's WS, they may be wrangled into taking half the burden on the 2021 salary, while the Orioles pay half of this season's $4.5MM remaining. This is starting to sound too good to be true!
    • The Cardinals never have a low pick, and yet they have a wonderful farm and consistent success
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...