besides as a Thesaurus salesperson you could only help me with your accumulated vocabulary.
Slide's feeling his oats after an Orioles loss.
He's a happy boy!
Surely noone is that delusional as to predict 95 W's for THIS team.
Shoot.....75 would be stretching it.....n/m 85.
If anyone dared to bet the Orioles would win over 90 games...or shoot....even finish over .500.....that would be the very definition of easy money. I'd be all over that bet like rite on rice.
Guess that tells us how much he believes in his own assertions.
Last ten years, low of 64 wins, high of 78 wins.
Last five years all in the 60s.
Last time Os had same record as this year's on this date was 2005; ended with 74 wins
No personnel change of note this year.
By my estimates . . .
Chances of improvement to 80+ wins 1 in 8.
Chances of improvement to 90+ wins 1 in 20.
Chances of improvement to 95 wins 1 in 30.
So, Slide (or anyone else), give me (and I'll be generous, real generous) 12 to 1 and I'll back the Os to get to 95 wins.
Or you can offer me odds and I'll back them to get past 43 wins.
It won't kill you to repeat you were wrong. Say the following five times and you'll feel better - Hector was right and I was wrong. Hector knows far more about baseball and life than I do.
The O's are on pace for 104 wins which is 9 more than I predicted and 51 more than you predicted. Which prediction do you believe will be closest to reality at year end? I don't expect you to answer. When I'm in negotiations for a client who has a weak case, I try to change the subject a bit as well.
I've already stated that they're going to win more than 53 games, and that my prediction will not be correct. You're behind the times on that front, friend.
Why do you seem so reticent to back your prediction of 95 wins, which you've stated is a lock beyond a shadow of a doubt? I never made such a claim about my predictions, but you've gone out of your way to do so about yours, lauding your brilliance over and over and over again. What's wrong? Won't bet on yourself?
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