05 June 2011

Cup of jO's: Father's Day Contest

First things first, Mark Reynolds had a thrilling grand slam last night that made the difference in the game.  It has felt like this season has had a major effect on power hitters.  Mark Reynolds is scuttling along on pace to barely break 20 home runs where he 76 the previous two seasons combined.  Adam Dunn is lost and gone.  ARod's production has decreased.  Albert Pujols is going through his worst season as a pro.  Hanley Ramirez is doing his best 2011 Nick Markakis at the plate.  However, home runs per game have decreased from 0.97 to only 0.93.  Doubles have also decreased from 1.77 to only 1.73 per game.  It does not appear that there is any power outage.  Yes, it has decrease slightly, but it may just be a squirrelly year where we see a downturn by several players.  Hopefully, Reynolds and Markakis start lighting the world on fire.


Father's Day Contest

I am pleased to announce that we are able to provide four (4) DVDs of Baltimore Orioles Vintage World Series with the help of A&E Entertainment and MLB Productions.  Surprising to us, four DVDs do not cover out daily readership, which now numbers in the hundreds (Thank You).  This means we need to have a contest to determine where these DVDs go.

More about the prize:
All the glory and classic moments of the Orioles' World Series Championships from 1966 to 1983 are digitally preserved on this official DVD.  Spanning three decades and three managers - Hank Bauer, Earl Weaver, and Joe Altobelli - the enduring, common trait of the Baltimore Orioles' success was stellar pitching, well-timed power, and peerless defense.
The arrival of Frank Robinson in 1966 catapulted the Orioles to their first Fall Classic.  Baltimore's pitchers dominated, holding the Los Angeles Dodgers to just two runs for the entire four-game World Series.  Four Octobers later, the Birds power hitting and fielding were on display.  The rally-ending defense of Brooks Robinson and the club's 10 home runs in five games helped the O's to a second championship.  In 1983, the familiar formula and a familiar face held an encore.  The Orioles' staff, including Jim Palmer who provided a bridge to the 1966 victors, stifled the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing only seven runs in five games.
To enter, like us on Facebook and post on our wall about a memory you cherish where a father or father figure (you can be the father figure, it can be an Uncle, neighbor, Grandfather, etc.) took a child to a baseball game.  We did not have anything to give away on mother's day, so moms are certainly welcome here as well.  There are not many rules . . . PG-rated stories only, at least as long as a haiku and try not to exceed three paragraphs.  On Father's Day, we will highlight the stories randomly chosen on the blog and will then start getting information from the winners for the DVDs to be mailed directly to them.

Good luck and we look forward to reading all of your stories on Camden Depot's Facebook page (you can access it from the Facebook inline on the left hand side of the screen).


The draft is soon approaching.  Some things we will offer:
1. A few more draft pieces by me and Nick.
2. A co-hosting of a general MLB draft chat live on Monday with Diamondscape Scouting.
3. More specific draft chats focusing on the Orioles on Tuesday and maybe even Wednesday if everyone is diehard enough.

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