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Old 10-17-2014, 09:42 PM   #4501
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Brian Roberts has officially retired.

Always felt sorry for him. I genuinely believe him when he said that he only did steroids once, because honestly, he's the worst hitter ever if he was regularly juicing and yet could never hit 20+ home runs in a season, and had single-digit homers in ten of his fourteen seasons.

On top of the stigma of the allegations, he was reliable, playing 110+ games seven of his thirteen years in Baltimore, and if I recall, we didn't offer him a new deal, so I can't fault him for leaving. On that note, he was here for a lot of very depressing, awful moments. He sacrificed almost his entire career to the misery of the 14-year losing streak, and he just wasn't the same after his concussions.

He's certainly not an all-time great, but once Palmeiro was outed, he was about the only thing that was really worth cheering for in Baltimore during those god-awful years, and even if he ended his career a Yankee, I'll always see him as an Oriole that stuck with Baltimore even when we gave him no reason to do so - the Orioles combined record in the three years before he signed here long-term? 207-278. 4th place each time, 90+ losses each time. Our managers were Sam Perlozzo, who was succeeded by Dave Trembley. Showalter to Torre to Girardi that is not.

He gave fans something to root for and enjoy in a time where there was nothing else worth watching from them, and nothing that should've made him want to stay.
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Old Today, 01:30 AM   #4502
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The World Series starts tomorrow you guys I'm so pumped.
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Old Today, 01:33 AM   #4503
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Me too!

Hey Chaz, back in 2006 I met Ishi and got his signature. Super nice guy!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tsl852cf9...%2013.34.03.jpg
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the what seems like 9 weeks between the giants last game and tomorrow is a little bit of a long wait in my opinion

I want the royals to win for the story, but if the giants win, I wont mind. I still really like Hunter Pence. I feel bad the phillies had to trade him away when he clearly liked the place.

if the giants get 2 wins before the royals, giants win the series.
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Old Today, 02:30 AM   #4505
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Me too!

Hey Chaz, back in 2006 I met Ishi and got his signature. Super nice guy!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tsl852cf9...%2013.34.03.jpg

That's dope!

I'm really hoping the Giants win it in 5 because I'm gonna head out to the City Sunday night if they have a chance to clinch and be there for all the madness. I'll be working Saturday for the first time in ever.
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