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The Brewers were for sure unprepared for that high powered Rams offense.

But 5-3 on a west coast road trip?  I can live with those results.

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17 hours ago, SabresRule7361 said:

The Red Sox in recent years have proven to be the AL's Nationals- great in the reg. season, but they leave you wanting more in the postseason.

More like the Cardinals of the AL

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So we have the Astros-Dodgers squaring off this weekend, 2 good teams, rare regular season matchup, and obviously a rematch of the World Series. Of course its not the Sunday Night game. Its drumroll please............Yankees-Red Sox, for the gazillionth time!

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On 8/3/2018 at 1:23 AM, Bucfan56 said:

 

There’s also a particular baseball team on the west coast that has won three titles this decade that wears orange. 

 

God, my cold take went from frigid to frozen. Just goes to show you kids, don't rush and post stupid things in Internet forums. Take your time and do your research.

 

And according to Wikipedia - for what it's worth - they even have their own shade. Fascinating.

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Broncos won the Super Bowl in 2016, too.

 

We may have to ask if orange is actually a really lucky color when it comes to championships ?

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6 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Broncos won the Super Bowl in 2016, too.

 

We may have to ask if orange is actually a really lucky color when it comes to championships ?

 

Not to pile on, but I'm gonna pile on.

 

3 of the past 10 CFB champions: Clemson, Florida, and Auburn

3 of the past four College Baseball champions: Oregon State, Florida, and Virginia

 

 

Edit: Meanwhile, the Red Sox take the series with a chance for a 4-game sweep tomorrow.

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Ken Rosenthal reports that Mike Scioscia to step down as Angels manager after this season, his 19th at the helm.

 

Woah.

 

I have plenty of thoughts that I need to sit behind my computer keyboard to get down, but for now from my phone, some facts:

 

From the year Mike Scioscia was hired as Angels manager: 

 

- Bill Clinton was President

- Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, MySpace did not exist yet.

- The Patriots had zero Super Bowl victories.

- Mike Trout was 8 years old

- Albert Pujols was a year away from his debut

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WELL overdue. He’s been kinda bad to terrible in too many stretches to have been able to slide this long IMO. Some of it is bad luck and poor roster construction though, sure. But part of that is on him. 

 

That 02 blanket kept y’all warm for a good while, though ?

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13 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Broncos won the Super Bowl in 2016, too.

 

We may have to ask if orange is actually a really lucky color when it comes to championships ?

But you need to remember they wore their white jerseys because their orange were deemed unlucky.

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On 8/3/2018 at 11:45 PM, ninersdd said:

So we have the Astros-Dodgers squaring off this weekend, 2 good teams, rare regular season matchup, and obviously a rematch of the World Series. Of course its not the Sunday Night game. Its drumroll please............Yankees-Red Sox, for the gazillionth time!

Because it's the rivalry #TheRivalry

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On 8/5/2018 at 12:18 AM, Still MIGHTY said:

Ken Rosenthal reports that Mike Scioscia to step down as Angels manager after this season, his 19th at the helm.

 

Woah.

 

I have plenty of thoughts that I need to sit behind my computer keyboard to get down, but for now from my phone, some facts:

 

From the year Mike Scioscia was hired as Angels manager: 

 

- Bill Clinton was President

- Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, MySpace did not exist yet.

- The Patriots had zero Super Bowl victories.

- Mike Trout was 8 years old

- Albert Pujols was a year away from his debut

 

 

they were still wearing these uniforms too

 

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That Yankees-Red Sox game ended up being a hell of a game, at least. Really surprised to see a Boston four-game sweep there. Guess that division race is over so long as Martinez and Porcello stay away from the Popeye's in Kenmore Square.

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Screw the Yanks & Mariners, the A's should hunt down the 'Stros for the division crown. 

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It’s a new era in Birdland, as one of the Orioles’ top prospects, Cedric Mullins, has been called up and is making his MLB debut today. 

 

The catch? Mullins plays CF, the position played by modern Orioles legend Adam Jones. So Jones is playing RF today for the first time since 2007 and had this to say on Twitter.

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/SimplyAJ10/status/1027995552598945794 

 

We don’t deserve him. I hope he stays in Baltimore forever, rebuilds be darned. No one should wear #10 again. 

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2 hours ago, Crabcake47 said:

It’s a new era in Birdland, as one of the Orioles’ top prospects, Cedric Mullins, has been called up and is making his MLB debut today. 

 

The catch? Mullins plays CF, the position played by modern Orioles legend Adam Jones. So Jones is playing RF today for the first time since 2007 and had this to say on Twitter.

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/SimplyAJ10/status/1027995552598945794 

 

We don’t deserve him. I hope he stays in Baltimore forever, rebuilds be darned. No one should wear #10 again. 

I feel like, perhaps, Jones will be the second player in Orioles history to have his number retired before making the HOF. If nothing else, they wont retire it but will no longer issue it.

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29 minutes ago, DiePerske said:

I feel like, perhaps, Jones will be the second player in Orioles history to have his number retired before making the HOF. If nothing else, they wont retire it but will no longer issue it.

 

Just curious, because I'm not familiar at all with him - what makes him a "legend", and one that's deserving of a number retirement?  I just looked at his stats, and they're certainly good over his career - he had remarkable consistency for around 8 straight years - but he's only 33 and is already on a steep decline, and was never in the MVP discussion, and again, is pretty much shot at only 33.

 

I totally understand that numbers don't tell a story, and that there's lots of other reasons that players can become fan favorites and local legends.  Just wondering what the deal is here.

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Just curious, because I'm not familiar at all with him - what makes him a "legend", and one that's deserving of a number retirement?  I just looked at his stats, and they're certainly good over his career - he had remarkable consistency for around 8 straight years - but he's only 33 and is already on a steep decline, and was never in the MVP discussion, and again, is pretty much shot at only 33.

 

I totally understand that numbers don't tell a story, and that there's lots of other reasons that players can become fan favorites and local legends.  Just wondering what the deal is here.

I put the “modern” caveat on my post because Jones certainly does not stack up against some of the great players this organization fielded, especially in the 60’s and 70’s. But he is the closest thing the Orioles have had to a legend since Cal. 

 

I’ve been an Orioles fan since 2000. In 18 seasons, they have made the playoffs three times and have been competitive for the vast minority of those seasons. Jones was part of the core that actually let this city experience success with its baseball team again. He’s been very involved in the community. And yes, he’s on a steep decline now, but he had a stretch, as you mentioned, where he was a consistent presence at the plate. He won four Gold Gloves and a Silver Slugger. He’s a class act on and off the field, and has been with this organization for 11 years now through thick and thin. 

 

On a consistently contending team he wouldn’t stand out. But his longevity, loyalty, presence in the community, and overall classiness have made him the closest thing we’ve had to a legend in a long time. 

 

Number retirement may be going a little too far, especially considering some of the great players who came before him who haven’t had their number retired. But Jones stands alone in my mind in terms of the best Orioles over the last decade and a half. 

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2 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Just curious, because I'm not familiar at all with him - what makes him a "legend", and one that's deserving of a number retirement?  I just looked at his stats, and they're certainly good over his career - he had remarkable consistency for around 8 straight years - but he's only 33 and is already on a steep decline, and was never in the MVP discussion, and again, is pretty much shot at only 33.

 

I totally understand that numbers don't tell a story, and that there's lots of other reasons that players can become fan favorites and local legends.  Just wondering what the deal is here.

honestly, mostly all that @Crabcake47 had said.

 

Also, if there was a ring of honor type thing like there is in football then Jones would be on it 100% in my book.

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