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Ok I think I'm the only one whose bitter about them not signing Mark Reynolds.

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Boy oh boy was that a game. Chris Davis is a beast. Love it.

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Its a buch of stuff. Thanks for posting that.

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3/24/13 1:22 A

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Here's what I see:

The NFL is the big draw. Some feel that means they should have priority. They want Thursday night and if the couldn't get Thursday night, they forced the Ravens to open on the road. And blamed MLB.

The NFL are bullies.

The NFL only just started this so-called tradition of Super Bowl winners starting on Thursday night at home 11 years ago, 2002. For 26 of 27 years previous, the SB winners got the first Monday Night game. The exception was 2001 when it should have been the ... wait for it ... Ravens. But they started MNF at Denver with the Giants, who lost that Super Bowl and claimed that they wasn't any tradition. They NFL does not like Baltimore in the league.

Last year they moved the opener to Wednesday night for President Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC. Show of hands. who watched that. Ok. Yeah, that's what I thought.

So why not Wednesday this year? Oh Rosh Hashana! Can't violate a Jewish holiday. Unless it lands on Sunday. And if Christmas lands on a Sunday, or Saturday, or Thursday, or Monday, they play football.

So. so much for that excuse.

To move the baseball game to a double header may affect the pennant race for either Baltimore or Chicago or both. Or neither. But in March who knows? And to move it to a day game require moving around not just one game but three games! The games the night before in Cleveland and New York also need to become day games. The requires approval of MLB, MLBPA, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees.

I have heard Football fans cry, "It's all about the Ravens fans." OK If that's so then isn't it up to the Ravens to accommodate their fans? They should have moved it to Wednesday. Or gotten special permission to play Friday (against Federal law) or Saturday night.

Yeah. They tick me off.


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3/23/13 10:44 A

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Ok I'm quite annoyed with some of these so called Baltimore fans blaming the fact that the Ravens have to move there game. I'm not a big football fan so I guess I dont see everything. But they should not be saying the Orioles are nothing to Baltimore and that only 5000 fans will be at the game and so on. Its a really tough call. Ok feel better for the rant.

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Very sad today. RIP Earl Weaver.

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Anyone going to fan fest today?

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1/18/13 11:53 P

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So, Buck and Dan Duquette are all set for the next 5 years.

Now they need to get a first baseman
And a second baseman
And at least one .300 hitter.
And a bona fide Number two starter we can all pretend if a bona fide Number one starter.
And maybe a catcher who can back up Wieters.

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1/12/13 3:21 P

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Awesome seat I really cant wait be here before we know it.

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1/12/13 12:55 P

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Two Terrace Box between home and third - times 13 games

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How exciting how many tickets did you get?

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Mid-February.

I just paid my season ticket invoice.

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I'm still bitter they let Mark Reynolds go. How much longer till spring training?

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Prior to last April, I looked at B-Rob and scoffed. Why can't he come back from a concussion? Well, in April I suffered a concussion while ride and I now understand. Mine was considered mild and I have such a problem getting back up on an upright bike that I have decided to switch over to a recumbent trike. Not scared, just a loss of confidence. B-Rob had a severe concussion.

I don't look for B-Rob to come back, but apparently, Duquette does. He moved Andino and picked up Alexi Casilla. I am not sure Casilla is being pencilled in as the #1 2B, but I can't fathom counting on Roberts. I see coaching for him since he has been a defacto coach for the last two seasons.

Reynolds was moved. So they obviously have a bat they are looking at for first base. Adma LaRoche maybe. That would be sweet.

Still no true Number One starter. And really, no true Number Two. Of course, they have been there before and still won. Look at Mussina. He was always a very good pitcher, but would not have been in the number one slot on any other winning team. Went to the Yankeeeeees and was slotted number three.

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12/18/12 7:59 A

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I still expect the addition of a legitimate bat. Keep in mind our young and inexperienced pitching will be one year older and more experienced. If these guys achieve the average of how highly touted they were at one point, our starting pitching and pen both will be quite formidable. As aforementioned, we need a bat. If Brian Roberts is the R-Rob of old, we need one less, but still need one.

Tentative prediction: 85 to 90 wins and in the wild card hunt. Toronto clearly is better. Tampa and New York might be. The class of the league is in the Al West (Rangers and Angels, as well as I guess, Oakland). Hard to imagine the east supplying more than one wild card team,. and possibly none.

And no, I am not thinking about baseball at all.

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Especially with the Ravens on a skid ... playoffs or not.

I see teams all around the division doing things to improve or, in the case of the Yankees, shore up their rosters for next season. But the Orioles seem to have done very little except hold onto McLouth. Not that Nate didn't earn some attention, but he was basically given away by the Pirates and the Astros.

I guess Duquette has something really good coming out of AAA.

Edited by: TIMOTHYNOHE at: 12/18/2012 (00:54)
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