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  1. 42 minutes ago, a.salt said:

    I'm right there with you...I live in Millers right outside Manchester, and we have been without power since 4PM on Tuesday...that means no water, cell service, internet, AC, etc...

    Sorry you have to deal with this. We were very fortunate here just 10 minutes from you. No damage and power was restored at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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  2. 2 hours ago, WxUSAF said:

    Jan-Feb ‘01 was mega torch though, right?

    January was close to normal favoring the plus side but February was quite mild. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Interstate said:

    Yes I agree with the lineup that it is young and will have growing pains.  But this is the lineup that the rebuild was building.  But right now when someone is struggling... then someone else is picking up the slack.  This is the lineup I hope we will see for the future... we just need some more depth at the 7-9 hitters.  But you cannot not studs in the entire lineup... at least in the market we are in.


    My buddy put a bet in at the Horseshoe that the Orioles would win 56 games or more... The payout is 90%... I bet he wishes he would have taken out a second mortgage.

    One of my friends has a bet they win more than 63.

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  4. 32 minutes ago, Interstate said:

    At this point... what are we trying to get?  We need a veteran starting pitcher for the young guys.  The batting order is set with a few minor tweaks needed.  Losing Grayson Rodriguez for the season really hurts... he was a start or two from joining the majors.  For as many pitching prospects  we have gotten from trades... some of them need to pan out.  Anything we trade for, will be a couple of years away from the majors.  The bats are there, we just need one good veteran pitcher to help out.  I think they have turned the corner and now need to start buying pitching.

    I dont think orioles management would say we have nearly enough at this point. You can never have enough depth with pitching. There's no guarantee on anyone living up to potential. The rest of these guys were waiting on coming up are still just prospects. Let's not forget how some can't miss Pitchers didn't pan out for us in the past. 

    Also let's not get fooled into thinking our line up is better than it really is. We only have 2 everyday players hitting .280. Everyone else is .265 or lower and we strikeout a ton. Hayes has cooled off considerably and up until 2-3 weeks ago Mullins was struggling. My point is some of these guys that fans have penciled in for the future probably won't be on the team. My position is to continue stockpiling talent. I have full confidence in Elias. 

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  5. 3 hours ago, Chris78 said:

    My guess is Elias still sells at the trade deadline. He's fully invested in his long term plan. Probably still 2 years away from really contending. 

    Man this team is exciting though.


    1 hour ago, WxUSAF said:

    I think they still sell also and it’s going to piss off many fans. But I’m enjoying this, they’re playing with house money.

    I Agree. I'm loving it too but I think Elias has to stick to the plan for the big picture. We getting excellent starting pitching but there's no way to know if these guys can stay consistent and sustain this level. In reality there's probably only 2 guys that may be in the starting rotation next year. If selling means we continue to add quality and depth then thats the right thing to do. Defense has been excellent and we're getting clutch hitting. It shouldn't be difficult to lure good starting pitching here now with that fence in left field if the organization really opens up the pocket book assuming the market has some good arms available. Bottom line is there is an awful lot to look forward too!

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  6. 34 minutes ago, CAPE said:

    Since I have lived over here, I have seen one snow "event" in April (the 5th maybe?), and it was 2" and fell in the evening. Cant recall the year but probably early/mid 90s. Once it stopped it melted. Barely a trace the next morning lol. It was wrap around from a big, slow moving storm off of the NE coast that retrograded. Very odd way to get snow and could probably only happen in the Spring. Have had some good March snow events in the past several years ofc, including the one in 2018 on the 20th. I remember a 3" snowfall at the end of March and it was pretty localized over this way- it fell at night(1990 maybe?). Other than that the only significant late March snow event that stands out was when I lived up in Carroll county, and it was the 1984 March 29th (Mayflower) storm. That was around 6", and probably the most sloppy wet snow ever- more like compacted slush during the daylight hours. Ratios were probably like 4:1.

    I remember the 1984 storm well. Of course because of the Colts. I lived approximately 2-3 miles south of the Colts complex in Owing Mills. I got about 2 inches of slush but it was quite a wintry scene that morning. Wind blown wet snow.  I always wondered how Westminster faired with that storm. Now I know lol. I think we had a 2 hour delay that they changed into schools closed. 

    April 2nd/3rd 1990 2-4 inches fell in Pikesville/OwingsMills/Reisterstown corridor. Not sure How Carroll County did. 

    April 1996 maybe the 9th? We were under a winter storm Warning. The warning didn't verify but it did snow all day. 1-2 of slop in Reisterstown. Areas further North/Northeast however did do well. 

    Since I moved to Manchester in 2009 I can't remember an April where there weren't at the very least snow flurries/snow showers. Most years we have snow cover the ground in April. We had snow showers here in May of 2020.

    The latest legit snow I can remember was in April 1993. Can't recall the date but pretty sure it was after the 10th. I was in Westminster because I attended Western Maryland College then and there was 2-3 inches. Snowed heavily all morning. Sane storm mid winter probably would've yielded 10 inches.


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  7. 1 minute ago, psuhoffman said:

    Good…was worried about ya down there. Although that’s still a pretty crazy difference (about 7 here) considering we’re only like 700 yards apart.  The valley I walked to was on the NW side and you’re on the SE of my ridge. Maybe that affected the wind exposure, you would be sheltered by my ridge where the other side was exposed. 

    Only was windy twice here throughout the storm when the heaviest rates occurred. 

  8. 19 minutes ago, psuhoffman said:

    @HighStakes March is where it’s at up here. In my 15 years here we’ve had a warning level March snow 10 times.  Feb is skewed by that ~70” month in 2010 but if you take that one year out March is by far our snowiest month!  

    No Doubt! I've liked this set up for tomorrow all along. If we fail then it's probably because the heavier band shifts east a bit not because the cold is delayed. This isn't some marginal crappy rate dependent cold coming into our area. That's my take, I've been wrong plenty times but I think tomorrow works out for a lot of us. For our part of the sub forum specifically this is a classic March set up.

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