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Weams has been my buddy here since the day I joined here. I have shared many of private messages about a number of topics. He was always cheerful, friendly, and engaged. I’ve been away from the board for a while and had no idea. Not knowing the exact issue doesn’t matter because it’s not sounding good either way. 

To Mike .....I’m praying for you big guy and know you will fight it with all you have
Thank you for always being that ear and the voice of reason here on the board. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to return some of the kindness you’ve shown me.

Best Regards,


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From one HOF to another, Palmer to Weams. Such a sweet gesture, Roy (and #22). Love to Weams, JustD and the OH family. Weams, from our family to you, our continued prayers and love. 

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Hopes and prayers Weams!

I have mad respect for your love of O's and knowledge of baseball. But, when you trolled the Blue Jays blog during the Dan Duquette fiasco, that was absolutely epic! Matter of fact, I recently looked up that pitching prospect that OH's wanted in return for Duquette (kid named Hoffman). Journeyman.


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You are the class act of all class acts. Thank you so much for expressing how so many of us feel and are unable to say so beautifully. 

For others on this board, Roy also facilitated wonderful and remarkable gestures for my brother while he was in the hospital battling COVID and was incredibly kind and thoughtful to him in his recovery ! 

We are all brought together by our love for this team of ours but in a larger sense we have all become family here and we do love each other. 

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23 hours ago, Frobby said:

Well, I don’t know everything about Michael, but I’ll tell you what I do know.   He was a very early member of OH.   He has been a regular at Hangout Nights at the ballpark from the very beginning of those events.   He met his wife Denise at a Hangout Night.  He would always go out of his way at those games to meet as many people as possible. At some point, Tony asked him to join the OH staff and he became the Managing Editor.    He’s always been a very fair moderator.    He loves the Orioles and comes from a family of Oriole lovers.   When the O’s used to hold Fanfest, Michael would save me a seat at the forums and he, his dad (also a huge fan), Denise and I would sit there for 6 hours listening to the GM, Manager, players and coaches talk to the crowd of O’s fans.  In between the sessions, Michael would be greeting other OHers he knew snd other people.   He has always gone out of his way to make others feel comfortable and included,

Bottom line, there is no more beloved member of the OH community than Michael “weams” Williams.   For good reason.  It’s an honor to know him.  

Great recap Rick. Thanks.

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