capcrunch98

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  1. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    Khris Davis is good, Chris Davis sucks big gigantic rhinoceros balls.
  2. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    Not disagreeing with you that ESPN has tanked in so many ways, but like it or not CDs run of futility matters in a game obsessed with stats and history. Even decades from now every time any player goes ice cold at the plate, this will be brought up. And unfortunately, the fact that he's getting paid $20 mil annually to take this big of a dump definitely adds to the relevancy of this story in the eyes of many. I feel sorry for Chris, but as I've said many times before, he can always negotiate a buyout or straight up walk away if this gets to be too much for him. I do agree that he had a few good at bats tonight, and it's not completely impossible that when he breaks out of it he may go on a little bit of a run. Stranger things have happened, maybe.
  3. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    Think we could trade them for prospects?
  4. You'll be able to see the whole ice without the jumbotron getting in the way. As with any other stadium, some seats are better than others. But there are really no "bad" seats in Capital One Arena for hockey. Your seats are good and I am sure you'll have a great time.
  5. It depends on where you are in the 400's (which is what I assume you mean by nosebleeds). Rows A - C on the upper deck sides and corners allow you to see the entire ice, and still close enough to read the names on the players jerseys. The first few rows on the upper deck ends are good too, but you won't get a great view of the opposite goal. Over the past 20 years I think I've sat in literally every section of Capital One Arena/Verizon Center/MCI Center, and the first few rows of the upper deck provide a better view than a lot of areas in the lower level (especially lower ends and seats within 5 rows of the glass). Obviously the higher up you go in the 400s, the worse the view. There is a huge difference between the first few rows of the uppers and 10 rows back.
  6. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    Same here but it's gonna be another 100-loss season and there will be many more games like this weekend (like Saturday where we lose a late lead in frustrating fashion, or today where we just straight up get our asses kicked).
  7. That Ranger team was really bad, no business making the playoffs except for their goalie.
  8. Everything I wanted to see happen tonight, happened (except for the Caps losing but it was a meaningless game). I know Columbus was a joke for a while after all their deadline pickups yielded nothing, but they've come around and they're a dangerous team from Bobrovsky on out. We dodged a bullet not having to play them in the 1st round, and I could really see them causing Tampa problems. Isles and Pens can beat up on each other, and Trotz beat Pittsburgh last year so I could see them pulling it out, especially with home ice. As for the Caps, there's absolutely no reason they shouldn't beat Carolina in 6 games or less. I haven't felt this confident going into a series since we played a sorry Rangers team (led by Sean Avery!) in the 1st round in 2011. If we manage to lose this series, this would be the biggest choke job in Caps history (and I was there for the Montreal collapse in 2010, the Tampa sweep in 2011, all the 3-1 meltdowns vs. Pittsburgh, and the Flyers letdown in 1989). We've got this.
  9. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    Fair enough. The calling in sick and doing nothing references were intended to drive home the point of how ineffective the guy is, not necessarily lack of effort and insubordination. I agree that CD seems to be showing none of that, although the comments last year from his former hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh were disturbing. I'm not trying to be mean, I wish the guy the best, and I'm not laughing when he's up at the plate and failing. It's just clear that he's not holding up his end of that contract and I personally feel that he should own up to some of that. I can understand why others would feel differently.
  10. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    I'm sorry you feel that way. I just think these big bloated ridiculous contracts should work both ways. If Chris Davis is embarrassed to go out there every day, he can call it quits at any time. Until then, the Orioles have every right to play him however they see fit. Despite the feel-good start, this is a lost rebuilding year and although I agree they should really be developing someone else at 1B, the fact is they're paying a guy over $20 million to play, so put him in.
  11. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    I think all of us on here could go on forever about the absurdity of guaranteed pro contracts. I don't feel sorry for Angelos and his fellow fat cats for doling these out, and I agree that more times than not, the player ends up getting paid for past performance rather than what he ends up producing going forward. But in the case of CD, this is historically bad, and will likely go down as the worst contract in the history of pro sports (and that's really saying something). IMO, this is akin to you or I getting a big promotion at work with a hefty salary and a huge office and a hot secretary, and then we end up not being able to do anything expected of us, staring at a blank monitor all day and constantly calling in sick, while our lesser-compensated subordinates work unpaid overtime to bail the section out. Some people could accept that arrangement as long as they're getting paid. I couldn't. I am sure that CD feels worse about this than anyone else. Is he trying his best and doing everything asked of him? I'd like to think so, although there was a report last year where his hitting coach questioned his commitment during the offseason (but I don't know what came out of that). But there's no way this guy can look himself in the mirror and say he's earning his keep. If he's going to continue to collect, that's is right. But it's also the Orioles right to run him out there every day for whatever reason - comic relief, they're holding out hope he pops 50 HRs, they're secretly hoping he gets fed up and retires, whatever. After all, they're certainly paying him for it.
  12. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    We're winning now (for the first week of the season) but this team is still going to lose 100 games. I wouldn't disagree with the O's one bit if their strategy is to cart him out there every day and hope he just gets sick of being a national punchline and eventually walks away. I think CD is a good guy, and we'll always remember the great years he gave us, but if he really drags this out for another 3 seasons just to collect a paycheck he should be ashamed of himself.
  13. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    Honest question: is there any chance Chris Davis just retires? He's already got more money than he could spend in several lifetimes. At what point is the extra cash not worth it to him anymore to haul his lost ass out there and embarrass himself in front of his family, teammates, and fans? He's batting .000 this year with nothing to indicate a turnaround. And 3 more seasons after this! He's still capable of flashing a decent glove at first base, but that doesn't come close to compensating for the fact that he's as close to a guaranteed out as you'll find in MLB.
  14. Uh oh, Columbus is surging and they're now the first WC. That could be a dangerous team to play in the 1st round.
  15. capcrunch98

    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    This might be the only time in the next 2-3 years we'll be able to say this, so here goes: ORIOLES WITH A WINNING RECORD AND AHEAD OF BOSTON, YANKEES, AND BLOW JAYS IN THE STANDINGS!!!