Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Shades Of 1989: Why Not?
After 14 straight losing seasons, my Baltimore Orioles are on the verge of breaking that streak and perhaps even winning the AL East! This team remind me of the ‘89 team, who came out of nowhere to compete for the division title until the final weekend of the season. Both teams had come off of horrible seasons (Remember 0-21 to start the 88 season?) and had teams full of youngsters and pitching staffs that were cobbled together. Hopefully, by the end of the season, Buck Showalter and Company will more resemble the Davey Johnson led ‘96 and ‘97 O’s teams that made the playoffs and advanced to the AL Championship Series, hopefully minus the weirdness (Remember Jeffrey Maier in 96 and a wild pitch that wasn’t in 97?)