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    Fire Up, Chips! Go Tigers, RedWings, Spartans, and Ravens
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  1. Quit while you are ahead, young man.
  2. Do you mean 'singular', as to individual 'Oriole's' mistakes? Examples could be Felix Pie sliding short of a bag, Felix Pie dropping a fly ball, Buck not using Britton against the Jays last year, etc. Or do you mean in a 'plural' or collective Orioles' mistakes? Not resigning Nelson Cruz would be the biggest Orioles' mistake during Buck's tenure here.
  3. Would love to hear weekly interviews of Joe Thomas.....from One Championship Drive. Same with Joe Haden.
  4. Well, I'll be, he actually blew a .000. Time to wait and see on things.... oh, how about ESPN photo shopping his mug shot and making his hair more tidy?
  5. I won't go into all the accolades that this writer has received from others. I grew up reading his articles in Sports Illustrated. We watched his segments on HBO's 'Real Sports', and will never forget his most memorable one from 2015. It is well worth your time to view
  6. Yeah, Tiger and his 'driving' have been bad. And his short game was no match for his ex wife and her 9 iron. But it's all the 'medication's' fault this time. yup, I always pop a few Percocets and then drive around at 3AM on a holiday weekend. Nothing bad could ever happen at that time......
  7. Especially the men, for ending the drought, and for beating those hated (but damn good) Buckeyes.
  8. I thought of this weeks ago, but am finally putting it out here. I would not be surprised if this team is ten games below .500 at the end of July. If not, it is only because other teams have as many weaknesses as this team.
  9. I haven't been totally on the 'dump Ubaldo' bandwagon, but I had enough a couple of weeks ago. Send him down to Richmond to get 'whatever' worked out (or DFA). I would be satisfied with a call up to ANYONE who could consistently pitch 5-7 innings, even if their ERA were 5 to 8, just to give this bullpen a rest (especially the not so good middle relief).
  10. This game was another head scratcher. After throwing 89 pitches, (29 in a fume throwing 4th), Tillman escapes trouble and is done for the night. Nope, wait, he comes out to pitch the 5th. Well, part of it anyway. After a hit, a walk, a wild pitch, sac fly on a 3-0 count to tie the game, and another walk, he's finally yanked. He was tanked after the 4th.
  11. So tired of finishing with the Bengals 2010 Cincinnati @ Baltimore 2011 Baltimore @ Cincinnati 2012 Baltimore @ Cincinnati 2013 Baltimore @ Cincinnati 2014 Cleveland @ Baltimore 2015 Baltimore @ Cincinnati 2016 Baltimore @ Cincinnati 2017 Cincinnati @ Baltimore Started the 07, 08, 12, 14, and 17 seasons against them as well. Week 3 onward for the Ravens is brutal as to the players' body 'rhythms'. One of the reasons the quality of play has dropped. 3 Sun, Sep 24 @Jacksonville* 9:30 AM 4 Sun, Oct 1 Pittsburgh 1:00 PM 5 Sun, Oct 8 @Oakland 4:05 PM 6 Sun, Oct 15 Chicago 1:00 PM 7 Sun, Oct 22 @Minnesota 1:00 PM 8 Thu, Oct 26 Miami 8:25 PM 9 Sun, Nov 5 @Tennessee 1:00 PM 10 BYE WEEK (will never figure out why byes aren't the week before TNF...let's hope this is its last year) Schedule makers do love to mess with all teams. For instance, here's the Patriots' ending schedule: 9 BYE WEEK 10 Sun, Nov 12 @Denver 8:30 PM 11 Sun, Nov 19 @Oakland 4:25 PM 12 Sun, Nov 26 Miami 1:00 PM 13 Sun, Dec 3 @Buffalo 1:00 PM 14 Mon, Dec 11 @Miami 8:30 PM 15 Sun, Dec 17 @Pittsburgh 4:25 PM 16 Sun, Dec 24 Buffalo 1:00 PM 17 Sun, Dec 31 N.Y. Jets 1:00 PM
  12. Well, at least we won't have misspell his name as much now that he's gone (correct spelling is Juszczyk). His contract is waaaaaay too much for his talents. Having said that, who will forget that TD late in the Pittsburgh game? The one where we jumped, fist pumped, yelled, cheered..... then immediately sat down, and said, "Oh, crap, there's too much time left." Could have been remembered as THE play of the season.
  13. weirdo posted: ChippewaJoe, on 24 Feb 2017 - 8:59 PM, said: "Other teams should have been so 'unlucky' to have him as part of their organization." I think you're combining multiple comments into one final assessment that O's fans hated the guy. That's not true at all. The harshest criticism on MW, is that he was a bust, because he didn't live up to the hype. And that's an opinion that is shared by a small percentage of the O's fan base. As I've said before, I never judged him by how well he lived up to the hype. He was a very good catcher, for a few years. But he isn't that same All Star caliber player any longer. And that's why most of us are glad to see him go. It's not about what he did in the past. It's what he does, going forward. And going forward in Baltimore meant giving him a minimum of $120M for 7 years. If you think he's a $17M+/yr player worthy of a long term commitment, then I can understand your disappointment that he wasn't drafted by the Tigers. But the baseball industry obviously feels differently. He's a $10M/yr player, and no one wanted to be anchored to him for multiple years. So it's not just O's fans who didn't share Matt's opinion of his worth on the open market ********* Of course, I was commenting on those O's fans who dissed Matt. And I stated that he might well have been 'the' missing piece for Detroit, had he come up in that organization at that time, instead of here with the overblown hype. Look at Alex Avila's numbers (other than 2011), and you'll understand that opinion. I never said anything about him staying, or 'going forward' or thinking he's worth x amount or y amount. I did get a chuckle when reading about his comment that 'God led him to where he is now'. I always read that as 'In God We Trust', i.e., how many greenbacks a player was offered.
  14. I got so angry at this article after taking a few hits off a joint, that I had a few Oreos, laid down on the couch for a while and... ....what were we talking about?
  15. Since I'll always be a Detroit fan first, just think if Wieters had been drafted by the Tigers. Consider how they had turned the tide years prior. When he was ready to be promoted, the PR surrounding him would have been to try and fill the shoes of Pudge WITHOUT being the Second Coming to rescue a woebegone franchise. I'd have taken Matt over Avila in a heartbeat. Detroit might have a WS ring or two had Wieters been with them. A great family man, loves dogs, great teammate, never a hint of scandal,....certainly had some key hits late last year. Oh, and a pretty good ballplayer. Other teams should have been so 'unlucky' to have him as part of their organization.