Spaceman Spiff

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  1. Hate to bust up the Tailgate with all the talks of Trump, package bombs in Austin and whether it should be deemed terrorism, Trump, social agendas, Trump, school shootings/gun control, Trump, Russia and Trump... But baseball season starts on March 29th. Twins at Orioles. 3:05 start. I don't feel good about this season, but the Orioles did sign Alex Cobb today. Cashner/Cobb should be an upgrade over Miley/Ubaldo. Still, the rotation is full of guys that are anywhere between #2s and #5s, depending on the day. The offense is still a high strikeout, low OBP, station to station plodding type with guys that need to have hyooooooge seasons if we want to compete. I think this is a 75 win team. Anyway, this is what we've been waiting for. Get your asses in here @Bang @Hersh @DM72 @TheDoyler23 @DCSaints_fan @ixcuincle @RonArtest15 @justice98 @KingGibbs @pjfootballer @GOSKINS_08 @capcrunch98 @abdcskins @SkinFanInMinn LETS GO BIRDS!
  2. Yeah, I didn't have much of an interest in seeing it in the first place.
  3. New Last Chance U....woooooooowww... Was stoked to see it when I turned on Netflix yesterday. I like Buddy but not sure I needed to see a 3rd season of him.
  4. Add one more to the list of guys you thought were good but turned out to be creeps: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/08/business/harvey-weinstein-fired.html
  5. Podcast Recommendations

    Just started this one called "Mafia", the Sam Giancana episode. Pretty good stuff if you like true crime.
  6. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Would like to see us trade Britton. I think that happens, too. It seems like he's the other hot player on the market now. Was listening to the BBTN podcast, they are saying its a down market this year.
  7. Random Thought Thread

    **** yeah friday
  8. 6'3, 250, can't jump for ****, not afraid to rebound and box out, also can post up and pass from the paint. soft shooting touch.
  9. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    I'd be selling on Bundy and Gausman. I think we could get a good package back for Bundy. A team that can score some runs and look at him as a 3rd starter could bring back some good talent.
  10. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Totally correct. The Orioles have shown they can hold a 120-160 million payroll, too. They just need to spend it on the right players at the right time (Manny, not Davis). Slim margin for error, absolutely. Manny leaving hasn't totally sunken in yet for me. I think it will come Friday when I tune in and he's not there.
  11. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Looking back on it, going to the playoffs 3x in 5 years was made easier by the fact that the Sox and Yankees were underperforming. If the Orioles can do it right, build properly and tap the international market correctly, it will be an absolute dogfight in the AL East for years to come. Toronto has some good prospects up and coming, too. Can't count them out. God dammit. I might get a Dodgers hat here or something. Kinda short sighted because he might go elsewhere after the season is over but...the Dodgers are such a classic team, I've always kinda liked them.
  12. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Yeah, team control matters. I don't think we'd have gotten that for Britton.
  13. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    I'm fairly happy with the return. Once the reports were saying that teams weren't willing to part with a top flight prospect like Hiura, Sheffield or Verdugo and the reports on Tuesday and Wednesday said it was going to be a five for one deal I had a feeling this is the type of return we'd get. There are some things to like, there seems to be 4 good upsides here with the exception of Valera who still could be a useful utility infielder. IIRC, these guys are all going to AA so we should know here pretty soon how well they're performing. Barring an Austin Hays turn for the worse, I'd expect Diaz to be in the outfield on opening day, 2019. I do love the Cuban exports, I am glad we got one. I liked the announcement that came down from DD yesterday as well. IMO, that's better than the trade. We'll see if they stick with it and how well it pans out but hopefully this is a sign of good things to come. John Angelos doesn't seem to be ****in around and I think we just saw the passing of the torch from the old man to the sons.
  14. You must be looking at the wrong beef jerky.
  15. 2018 MLB Thread

    **** no i am not, the Orioles are on the verge of trading Machado.
  16. 2018 MLB Thread

    Sitting here talking about baseball and all of a sudden PB wants to make it a dick measuring contest between racist tweets and getting a murderer paroled.
  17. 2018 MLB Thread

    They're bad tweets. Like, one would have been enough but there are a **** ton of them. Not surprised about the 17 year old brain. But that seems to excuse any/all personal responsibility. Plenty of kids out there know right from wrong. What Hader tweeted was terrible. While they were all of those things (immature, impetuous, failure to appreciate risks and consequences), they go beyond that. They were racist and homophobic. I don't think anyone would deny that a 17 year old is prone to those aforementioned hallmark features but when they combine that with racist and homophobic rhetoric, you get a glimpse of how a person views others. I'm of the belief that you can correct those racist and homophobic beliefs but at one point Hader definitely harbored them. Whether he still does, who knows. But they were definitely disturbing tweets.
  18. 2018 MLB Thread

    All of a sudden, I'm not pissed that the Orioles traded Josh Hader. Co-sign on having agents have people comb through all tweets. Seriously.
  19. ***2018-19 NBA Offseason Thread***

    This one? Not sure if its what you meant but I feel like it's appropriate. He is a good player, I feel like he'd fit in most places. Kawhi in Toronto seems to be drama just waiting to happen.
  20. ***2018-19 NBA Offseason Thread***

    I am not sure if this makes these two teams better on the court. But it gets the headache out of San Antonio. DeRozen must be pissed. East is pretty wide open and then he gets traded out West. I'd be irate, especially after all I've done for Toronto.
  21. Benning, where's the evidence that this guy called the cops because the guy that set the pick was black? Can you prove that its because the guy that set the pick was black?
  22. Well, you so called "moderates" need to be calling out racism at every given opportunity. Or something like that.
  23. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    The rules ARE the same. In every league. Except the National League.
  24. Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    I am pretty sure that the only place that the DH is NOT part of the game is in the National League. That means they use it in all minor league games, college baseball, Japanese baseball, and semi-pro.