Why are you picking June 1? Under current rules, they could call him up any time after April 14 and he wouldn’t be a free agent until after the 2028 season. If you are suggesting they’ll defer him to try to avoid him becoming a Super 2 after the 2024 season, (1) I disagree they’ll do that and (2) the cutoff date for Super 2 changes every year, isn’t known in advance,and could be 2-3 weeks before June 1 or 1-2 weeks later. In 2017, Josh Hader debuted on June 10 and he still qualified as a Super 2 after the 2019 season.
Yeah, so I’ve held off telling the story about my interaction w/ Jones, but he’s no longer an Oriole, so....
I posted years ago about a hitting clinic he held at SDSU w/ Harold Reynolds. It was a fun time for me and my daughters taking a road trip from Los Angeles.
After the clinic was over we, of course, went to see about getting something signed or a picture. We waited patiently as he signed for a number of people and then I approached him to get a picture of him and my girls. He started to lineup to do so and then balked at the idea, saying it would take too much time, at which the expressions of my kids faces visibly dropped. Disappointing to say the least, but I explained it away with some such fatherly bs.
I never mentioned it in the thread about our trip because I knew there would likely be disbelief or outright anger for me calling out an Oriole player, especially Jones.
After all these years, it wasn't a huge deal, but yes, I lost respect for him.
As far as I know, Palmer has always been great with not only fans, but going out of his way to be available for them. There’s also no one else I’d rather listen to call a game than Jim Palmer. His stories are part of that.
Well Machado should’ve been dealt the offseason before but somehow we were still going for it with a team that actually won 47 games. The only thing bad I could say about what DD did in the Machado trade, is that he should’ve gotten more A ball players versus trying to get players that were closer to being ready. However, The Dodgers had just spent $50+ million on Diaz, Pop was 20, and Kremer was leading all of milb in SO.
Oh, absolutely. The O’s were leading the division by six games when this news broke. It stung pretty badly to lose Manny in that situation. As it turns out, the team played well without him for the rest of the regular season. But we’ll always wonder if he could have made a difference in that KC series, if he’d managed to rehab and return to the field. Some posters faulted him for not acceding to the team’s wishes. Not me though.