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Archive for September 2008

Chez Mets – A Farwell to SHEA STADIUM

September 28, 2008

I’m supposed to hate the New York Mets and cringe at the very mention of Shea Stadium. You see, for Baltimore Orioles fans over a certain age, that team & that setting represent the most awful, fluky turn of events ever inflicted upon Earl Weaver’s juggernaut. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It all went down the year […]

200 + Hits By Players From the Dominican Republic

September 26, 2008

On Tuesday night, New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes ripped a bases loaded triple off Cubs righty Kevin Hart for his 200th hit of the season.  In doing so, Reyes became just the 12th different player born in the Dominican Republic to achieve the feat, and has a chance to crack the single-season top 10 […]

The Baltimore Browns? What happened to my Orioles?

September 14, 2008

I started writing this post with the Orioles down 10-2 in the third inning of the second game of a doubleheader. Hooray! They’re now within 10-6 after a home run off the bat of Oscar Salazar, a 30-year-old with 57 career major league at bats entering the contest. The “kids” are gonna be alright. If […]

OFF TOPIC – My September 11, 2001 experience

September 11, 2008

9/11/2008 – Today just seems like the right time. Seven years have passed, and I’ve been thinking about it, so I’m going to post what I wrote on that day. This is unedited, word-for-word, what I jotted in my diary of sorts on September 11, 2001. As you may be able to tell from the […]

ORIOLES boast .648 winning percentage on my birthday!

September 2, 2008

Maybe I should keep this one to myself. Why mess with a good thing? But I’ve just got to let somebody know about the Orioles .648 winning percentage on my birthday. I may be old by baseball standards, but my mind is young enough to know what 24-13 over any stretch is good for any […]