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Yes they do & so does Pittsburgh but to be fair they only have won 8 or 9 games total in that time. Nothing too mind boggling about that.
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They are easily the worst team I have ever seen in my years of watching baseball. I cant even remember a team that comes close.

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$4 and $8 tickets to the Orioles vs Tampa Bay series next week for any folks in the DMV interested in going. Should be a pretty pivotal series.
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Hold up, it's possible, no matter how unlikely, but POSSIBLE that the Yanks, Red Sox, Tigers, AND Angels could miss the playoffs? Is that ******g true? eek.gif

I heard it in passing this morning and thought, wait, huh?


Oh to see those ratings. laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif
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Yeah man. The Angels have spent boatloads of money with nothing to show for it these last few years.

The Yankees dominance over an exteneded period of time goes unnoticed at times, but they don't have a lot of postseason success to back that up. 15 division titles in 16 years are something like that. That is insane! Baltimore didn't even have a playoff appearance in the last 15 years.
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Touching back on this innings-limit for Strasburg...
Why didn't the Nats stretch out his innings towards the middle of the season? They've been rolling for a while and with the playoffs in CLEAR sight. I feel as though something could have been done (giving Detwiler/Lannan a start or two earlier on) so that Strasburg could have pitched a maximum 20 IP in the playoffs.
I'm going to mean.gif if they somehow end up in a game 7 with a tired arm on the bump. It's unfathomable to me NOT to have your best player available when you would need him the most. Nothing is a given in sports, and who's to say that they don't go through a playoff drought after this year?

right?..rest the dude, they knew they were in.

 

him and gio back to back could do wonders in NL playoffs.

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Overall, they have a lot of postseason success over those 16 years but not as much the last 8 years compared to the first 8 laugh.gif

Huge series this weekend, I may have to ride down and catch a couple games.
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I'll have to differ on that. Here in VA and DC especially the Nats were adopted as the darling and the Orioles were treated like a step-child.
The proof is in the attendance and media coverage even.
The Orioles were the sole provider of major league baseball in this area for quite some time. After experiencing a drought for 8 years or so of futility, the Nats came here in 2005 and a lot of folks jumped ship immediately in support of the "New Thing."
I have no qualms with the Nats. I like the Nats and am glad there is not one, but two local baseball teams excelling during September.

DC is a very transient city so before the Nats, most people just supported their home town teams. Many still do. I can't tell you how many Yank/Nat hybrid fans I know.

 

I didn't know many O's fans from the within the Beltway before the Nats came to town and Baltimore has always been considered inferior by DC people.

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I hope McCarthey is ok after that ball he took off the head
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DC is a very transient city so before the Nats, most people just supported their home town teams. Many still do. I can't tell you how many Yank/Nat hybrid fans I know.

I didn't know many O's fans from the within the Beltway before the Nats came to town and Baltimore has always been considered inferior by DC people.

O's used to get front page press in the Sports section of the WaPo before the Nats came to town. Shoot, go to any game in the city (Caps, Wizards, Hoyas, even the Skins - tho they are in MD) and you'll hear folks yell "O" during the Star Spangled Banner. DC WAS an O's town. Just a lot of people fed up w/ Angelos and the state of the team which led them to jump ship over to the Nats when they came to DC from Motnreal/Puerto RIco.

You are right in one regard...DC is a transient city. Before the Nats got good, Nats park would be filled w/ Phillies fans. Like a 70/30 ratio - no joke. There are/was (they quiet now laugh.gif ) an influx of Sox fans in DC as well.
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O's used to get front page press in the Sports section of the WaPo before the Nats came to town. Shoot, go to any game in the city (Caps, Wizards, Hoyas, even the Skins - tho they are in MD) and you'll hear folks yell "O" during the Star Spangled Banner. DC WAS an O's town. Just a lot of people fed up w/ Angelos and the state of the team which led them to jump ship over to the Nats when they came to DC from Motnreal/Puerto RIco.
You are right in one regard...DC is a transient city. Before the Nats got good, Nats park would be filled w/ Phillies fans. Like a 70/30 ratio - no joke. There are/was (they quiet now laugh.gif ) an influx of Sox fans in DC as well.

 

i had no idea the Orioles were popular like that. i didnt pay attention to DC when i was younger b/c id spend all of my summers in Chicago. during the school year when i was able to drive, my friends and I would go out to Baltimore spots. i wasn't in DC at all until college.

 

I honestly don't blame fans for jumping ship though because now people from the Beltway region have a team to call their own.

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12 homers in the last 2 games for the Nats. Word to Adam LaRoche for having a bounce back year
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I don't think the Giants have hit 12 bombs in the past 2 months.
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Nice ceremony for Cal at the Yard. Brady Andersen sighting nerd.gif and Billy Ripken as well.


Quick 4-0 lead and the sell out crowd is bringing the energy.
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McCarthy... frown.gif
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I'll try to find the article tomorrow (think it was on ESPN), but there is some discussion about Adrian Beltre's HOF chances. He's still got a few really good years left in him, and after looking at his career #'s, I think he's on that path. Any thoughts?
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I don't care about the Hall or their standards (in any sport), but that's a non-debatable yes for me.
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Nice to see the O's taking it to the yankees. Hope they make the playoffs.
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I don't care about the Hall or their standards (in any sport), but that's a non-debatable yes for me.

Same here. I'll always say he's the most underrated player of the last decade.
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How many truly elite seasons has Beltre had? Like best 3b in the game type? IMO not that many, and I always favor peak performance over longevity.
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12 homers in the last 2 games for the Nats. Word to Adam LaRoche for having a bounce back year

LaRoche has been clutch...nthat.gif

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How many truly elite seasons has Beltre had? Like best 3b in the game type? IMO not that many, and I always favor peak performance over longevity.

that 2004 season was very much appreciated by Dodger fans (.334/48/121). I remember we were waiting and waiting for years for him to break out into the guy he could be...too bad it was in his walk year and he took the money to that deadzone Safeco laugh.gifmean.gif. he was/is a perennial gold glove candidate, and 3B hasnt seen too many superstars aside from the likes of a-rod and chipper. 2 more seasons like this and it seems like a safe bet.

my question is...do the really down years in Seattle hamper his career enough? (although just looking now, he still hit 25+ homers there 3 years in a row)
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I got goosebumps seeing and hearing the crowd at OPACY last night. 1997 is a LONG time. Hopefully the Birds can keep it up. Mark Reynolds is on an absolute tear. I don't know how things are going to shake out in the AL East or for the WC, but it's been a hell of a ride so far.

Breaking out the Cal and Eddie Murray jerseys this weekend. pimp.gif
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I got goosebumps seeing and hearing the crowd at OPACY last night. 1997 is a LONG time. Hopefully the Birds can keep it up. Mark Reynolds is on an absolute tear. I don't know how things are going to shake out in the AL East or for the WC, but it's been a hell of a ride so far.
Breaking out the Cal and Eddie Murray jerseys this weekend. pimp.gif


I know that's right. Hearing Cal speak yesterday was dope and he still took the time to make the day about THIS Orioles team on his day. Dude is truly one of the last class act atheletes.

Local kid from MD, played with the same hometown team, never complained about a contract/money/losing/made trade demands, no scandals/off the field issues. He simply brought it everyday and his work ethic was a true staple for Baltimore.

If you have a child that is an athelete that should be a role model for him.



Like JJs07 said, who knows how the season will end for the O's, but it has been a hell of a ride and it's just good to have competitve baseball back at Camden Yards in September. Been a long long time.
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Nationals have been raking on offense.

 

Their 1-5 is pretty good.

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I know that's right. Hearing Cal speak yesterday was dope and he still took the time to make the day about THIS Orioles team on his day. Dude is truly one of the last class act atheletes.
Local kid from MD, played with the same hometown team, never complained about a contract/money/losing/made trade demands, no scandals/off the field issues. He simply brought it everyday and his work ethic was a true staple for Baltimore.
If you have a child that is an athelete that should be a role model for him.
Like JJs07 said, who knows how the season will end for the O's, but it has been a hell of a ride and it's just good to have competitve baseball back at Camden Yards in September. Been a long long time.

Cal Ripken will always be the man. I love seeing that atmosphere at Camden Yards, it hasn't been like that in FOREVER.
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Cal Ripken will always be the man. I love seeing that atmosphere at Camden Yards, it hasn't been like that in FOREVER.


Yeah man, usually the seats are empty are the ones that do show up are Yankees/Red Sox fans coming for a cheap ticket. Hopefully this is the begining of a new era. Seeing that sea of orange get pumped for a 2 out strikeout with men on or a big home run was on point.


Seeing Adam Jones launch that HR after the Yanks came back was live. smokin.gif
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How many truly elite seasons has Beltre had? Like best 3b in the game type? IMO not that many, and I always favor peak performance over longevity.

I can see that I guess. This year and the previous two he's been at least near the top two and three. But I think he has a few more years at the top left in him.
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Let's go O's!!!.... the city live and buzzing rite now with the Yankees in town and ravens on Monday night...first time the O's been relevant same time as the ravens pimp.gif
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Let's go O's!!!.... the city live and buzzing rite now with the Yankees in town and ravens on Monday night...first time the O's been relevant same time as the ravens pimp.gif


Yeah man the last time the O's were relevant was when Tony Tarasco was playing Right Field. Hope they hand the Yanks another loss today and the Rangers beat up on Tampa.
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