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#21 glenn__davis

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:09 AM

Congrats Rob.  Hope everything has went well.  Post some pictures of little Kotchman Krzyzewski Shields when you get a chance!


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:16 AM

Everything went well. Baby and wife are healthy.
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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

Everything went well. Baby and wife are healthy.

 

Well, on the one hand, that's good news.  Congrats.

 

On the other hand, that's a lousy report.  Do better!  ;-)


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:18 PM

Well, on the one hand, that's good news.  Congrats.
 
On the other hand, that's a lousy report.  Do better!  ;-)


Yeah, what kind of a prospect is he? Big feet, long femurs, smooth arm action?

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:48 PM

Yeah, what kind of a prospect is he? Big feet, long femurs, smooth arm action?

 

I bet when he gets hungry, he'll be able to throw one hell of a tantrum   :-o


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:40 PM

I'll bet his on-boob percentage is over 400
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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:44 PM

I'll bet his on-boob percentage is over 400


It's actually like 1000%.
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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:58 PM

...and he's already more qualified to run the Os compared to that garbage list of 4 candidates Connolly said. :)
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 02:39 PM

Baseball, well sports in general and they way men relate to their fathers has often been a topic on Section 336, still at the age of 35 I watch every raven game and have a mini plan for the O's, with my dad and brother. It is such a big part of our relationship and I am sure it will be as your son grows too. Great writing. I've got girls and hope one of them falls in love with the Orioles like I did as a child.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:47 PM

...and he's already more qualified to run the Os compared to that garbage list of 4 candidates Connolly said. :)

 

So, you never posted any kind of actual report about this... how big is the little guy.. if you said his name, I missed it...

 

When they're new, they all look like Martians, but show us some pix anyway...


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:55 PM

So, you never posted any kind of actual report about this... how big is the little guy.. if you said his name, I missed it...
 
When they're new, they all look like Martians, but show us some pix anyway...


He was 8lbs 10oz and 20 3/4 inches long.

His name is Kevin Michael...he is named after both of our dads.

I will try to get a pic up.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:59 PM

He was 8lbs 10oz and 20 3/4 inches long.

His name is Kevin Michael...he is named after both of our dads.

I will try to get a pic up.

 

Cool.

 

I thought maybe you'd name him something like "Stephen Kevin" or some other name that had the initials "SK"... that way, you could call him "Sports Kid"... although the problem with that is that others could call him "hot dog"   :wink:

 

In the meantime, we can call him "SB" for "Sports Baby"...


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:19 PM

Just promise me you won't say he's "36 months" when he's three. Drives me crazy.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:56 PM


Just promise me you won't say he's "36 months" when he's three. Drives me crazy.


This is something you do not get until you are a parent. I hated it too and was conscious of it but the first 3 years and work schedules you dont care about the pedros of the world and you go by the size of their clothes so it just rolls off the tongue. So f you pedro ;) loved the piece Rob.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:59 PM

I turn 396 months in a few weeks.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 11:26 PM

This is something you do not get until you are a parent. I hated it too and was conscious of it but the first 3 years and work schedules you dont care about the pedros of the world and you go by the size of their clothes so it just rolls off the tongue. So f you pedro ;) loved the piece Rob.

 

Plus, it's not just the clothes size... it's also the fact that when they're that little, they're still doing new things all the time... so, when talking about how far along they are, years are just way too imprecise a scale, it doesn't mean much... it's like talking about a ballplayer as being "somewhere in his 20's", it just doesn't tell you much of anything... 

 

Now, once you much get past 3, I can see the point of using half-years... but until then, using years is mostly inappropriate... it's conveys not-much-info to the kid-knowledgeable, so why would you do it?  Just to appease the easily-annoyed subset of those who are kid-ignorant?


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:33 PM

I just felt like reading this again to think about my dad and reflect on it now that I'm a dad.

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there!
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:47 AM

Happy Father's day everyone!

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 10:47 AM

Baseball and the father-child relationship are a very special thing. (I say "child" because my daughter is nuts about baseball) There's just something amazing, special and any other superlative you can come up with about sharing baseball with your father; then seeing the circle of life continue and being able to share the game with your own kids.

A friend of mine has his first on the way. I told him parenthood is toughest but most rewarding unpaid internship you'll ever have.

As a father you try to teach your kids all the right things and at the same time, kids teach us how to dream, how to laugh in a way we didn't think possible and how to look at the world with a sense of awe and wonder.

My little ones are 6 and and almost 3 and it's still weird for me to realize that there are 2 people in the world that look at me in the same way that I look at my dad.

Happy Father's Day everyone. May there be a cold beverage, red meat grilled on an open flame and an O's win for all of us!
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 01:56 PM

My late Dad taught me so much about playing baseball right, in retrospect it's amazing... he knew a helluva lot more than any of my LL coaches did...

 

I have no idea how he knew it to teach it to me...  and of course I only realize that I have questions about that now that I can't ask him...


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