capcrunch98

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  1. And in '92 the Caps beat the Pens in a great game that featured the entire Pittsburgh first line getting kicked out (Maria, Jagr, Stevens), and we all know what happened later that night. I don't see how the Copley extension signals anything for the future of Holtby or Samsonov. They locked up what seems to be a very capable backup goalie for a typical backup goalie salary. No reason they won't later be able to move Pheonix and his small contract if needed.
  2. Trust me, any time there's a conflict and the Black Israelites are involved, it's safe to assume they're "the most badly behaving group". I'm not absolving Phillips and the teens, as they both could've handled things differently, but the Black Israelites are as hateful, provoking, and trashy as any group you'll ever see. I had the pleasure of passing by them on a regular basis when I worked in Chinatown and they would always set up shop on the sidewalk to spew their garbage, single out pedestrians who fit onto their very long list of people they despise, and openly muse about raping white and asian women and killing their babies. Below is an image of one of many "thought-provoking" signs they display. If I didn't know any better I'd say these a-holes are on Putin's payroll to stoke the flames of America's racial divide.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Sorry to ruin everyone's day, but I just saw that the ChiSox made an offer to Manny: $175 million over 7 years. Not too upset about that, as we all knew for a couple seasons that Manny wasn't going to be playing in Baltimore in 2019. But the real kick in the gut is that this is almost an identical contract to what we handed out to f'ing Chris Davis. The thinking for a long time was that the 2 hottest FAs to hit the market in years would command upwards of $300 million. And they still might. But for now, the best offer on the table to best player we had in a generation is on par with the ridiculous contract we're saddled with for a guy who just finished one of the worst seasons in MLB history.
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    To the mattresses!

    I bought a couple mattresses on Black Friday from Mattress Firm (there's a million Mattress Firm stores in the area now because they bought Sleepy's and Mattress Discounters). I could sleep on a bathroom floor with no blanket or pillow, so I don't do much research when I buy a mattress. I just lay down on the ones in the store and pick out what I think would be comfy for the wife and kids. I basically talked the guy down to 40% off for both and free delivery, and the same thing happened a few years ago when I bought 2 mattresses from Sleepy's. Goes to show you how high the markup is for these in the stores. I've heard from a few people that they also got incredible deals when purchasing more than one. If you're just buying one, I'd recommend going to a Mattress Firm store and asking the guy what the best deal is for the one you like and use that as a baseline to go to another Mattress Firm store down the road and make a lower offer. The guy who equated this to haggling at a car dealership is spot on.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Sorry for the late reply, I've been off this board for over a month. The "Orioles are reportedly listening to offers on Cashner and Cobb" line was mentioned on espn.com on one of their articles featuring wish-lists/to-do lists/offseason plan/something like that for each team. Can't remember exactly which one, it's been a while. I see Milwaukee non-tendered Schoop. When we traded him, Birdland was pretty upset and lamented how we didn't sign him to a big extension. I guess that's one of the few right moves the front office made over the past couple years. And we non-tendered Beckham and Joseph. Man, I don't know if I could name 10 players on this team right now without looking it up.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Reports are that O's are listening to offers on Cashner and Cobb. I'm fine with them trading everybody who could net them more prospects, because they're going to suck regardless. But man are they going to be bad for the next couple years. As in more 115-loss seasons bad.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    So the Orioles were historically bad and losers of 115 games, they're just beginning what promises to be a very long and painful rebuild, and the Red Sox won the World Series and they (and the Yankees) are built to win next year too. Yep, this was easily the worst season ever for O's fans and I think I might take next summer off from baseball. Happy for Steve Pearce, though.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Another top Cuban prospect rejected the O's: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25073276/cuban-prospect-sandy-gaston-agrees-tampa-bay-rays Not trying to read too much into it, as it's a total crapshoot whether any of these guys pan out, but it's just a reminder that this rebuild is going to be looooooooong.
  9. Yeah, the Caps are always booted out of town at the end of October for the Intl. Horse Show. Does anyone even go to that?
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    So VVM was signed by Miami, continuing the 2018 Orioles trend of having nothing go right for them.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Now that we aren't watching him through black and orange-colored glasses, has anyone's opinion of Manny changed a bit?
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Buck is out. Thanks for the memories - everything from stabilizing this team, knocking out the Red Sox in 2011 to cap Boston's epic meltdown, 5 straight seasons of .500 or better after a brutal decade of losing, 2 wild card berths, and of course that magical 2014 season which us fans will be holding onto tightly during what will undoubtedly be a painful rebuild. You were a class act on the field and off. Best O's skipper since Earl.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    This Orioles summer has got to be the equivalent of going 0-16 in an NFL season. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. And we'll probably see at least 2 more years of this before this get much better.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Not sure if silver linings exist around mushroom clouds, but I did snag $8 seats 12 rows behind home plate for tomorrow's game. I guess there's not much of a demand for a historically bad baseball team playing another bad team with summer over and football season starting and a 70% chance of thunderstorms.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Well, we'll be drafting #1 in next year's draft, likely the year after that, and almost certainly top 3 for a couple more years after that. So stay tuned...