Coming Out of the Closet?

We are deep into the off season and it is very early in the morning, so I have decided that now is the perfect time to officially come out of the the closet. You see Rich M (not SU Barmes biggest fan) is not my real name, there I said/wrote it. It is just an internet disguise to keep my buisness partner (big time Rockie fan) from finding out that I am addicted to sports blogs about the Rockies.

Now I know that there are 10 or even 12 step programs to cure this sort of affliction, but as I told my other half – as yet I just don’t want to be cured so as such I can’t even get to step number 1. Truth be told this baseball addiction goes much deeper and a complete confession is probably in order if I am really coming out here.

With Jaredean’s assistance I will soon change my internet disguise from Rich M to OrangeRocks (still kicking that one around), which might at first seem lto be either a conflict of interest or even a total transformation, but here are the facts. Although sort of a fan of the pig skin the Broncos are not my real sports passion, as it seems that I have irrationally second guessed MLB managers and have always wanted to be general manager. Heck I am almost certain that I could have made that Frank Robinson trade too, but that’s another story.

Rox Guy as my internet handle could be an option with a tribute to and in honor of Rox Girl over on Purple Row (other Jose Lopez she usually knows her baseball stuff), however the wife doesn’t know about this other long distance love so lets still keep this sort of quiet.

Oh what the heck, I might as well come completely out and admit that I have been a devoted (just a tad bit of an understatement) Baltimore Orioles fan since 1960 (back then we did have newspapers and a TV game – black & white – once a week), and usually hated Weaver’s moves then as much as I now dislike J Tracy’s now.

So if you are keeping track at home (and believe me the other half does) the score now officially stands at::

Baltimore Orioles 52 – once left the wife and our honeymoon early to go an Oriole game at Memorial Park, and somehow she still won’t forgive me.
Wife 42 – she just can’t ever seem to catch up.
Rockies 19 – always trying but fails again to gain ground.

OrangeRocks or maybe ThreeRunHomers forever!

Guess I gotta go find an avatar to bolster my new disguise.

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jaredean
8 years ago

oh man, thanks for the great laugh and insight to what makes Rich M AKA “OrangeRocks” AKA “ThreeRunHomers” AKA “Rox Guy” tick…here’s hoping the Rox have more sustained success than your O’s!!! If I’m not mistaken Gary also has an O’s fascination as well…

Bob in WV
Bob in WV
8 years ago

Rich M, you are bringing back the forgotten memories of my youth! I remember growing up in the 60’s in West Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia, and fiddling around with the rabbit ears on the old black and white TV. If the weather was just right I could pick up a snowy, ghost laden picture of a live Orioles game. Ah, the names on that team were some to remember: Boog, Blefery, Brooks, Blair, Buford, and Belanger. Talk about the… Read more »

Rich M
Rich M
8 years ago

Thanks Bob, I will also bet that you know the names of the four Orioles starters that won 20 games in the same season. Jardeen, us Oriole fans have some great memories all be it old ones of taking down the hated Yankees in the sixties and seventies, but yes it has been a while now since the Orioles have been able to sustain any kind of success. When ever I get that urge to yell obsenities at the Monforts,… Read more »

Bob in WV
Bob in WV
8 years ago

Rich, I’m not going to look it up, but I will guess: Palmer, Qualliar (sp?), McNally, Pappas. I bet I’m wrong though.

Bob in WV
Bob in WV
8 years ago

OK, I couldn’t resist and looked it up: Cuellar, Palmer, McNally and Pat Dobson, who was the first advance scout for the Rockies from ’93 to ’95.

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