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The (New) Baltimore Way

I caught a link to the following article on Baseball Think Factory.

According to Brian Cashman, the Baltimore Orioles are a sleeping giant:

“I remember a few years back when Tampa Bay was perennially losing. Everyone in the industry was following them and saw all their young talent brewing and slowly getting refined. You don’t know, because prospects are suspects until they declare themselves at the Major League level.

“Andy is doing the same thing. Everybody kind of sees the collection of talent. Players with big tools and high ceiling. When you are athletic and have those kinds of tools, when it all comes together, it comes fast.

“The Orioles are a team that has closed the gap, without a doubt. And Andy is showing the patience. I think their fan base will be very, very pleased. All the sudden, before they know it, they’ll have that foundation in place. They just haven’t seen it pop yet at the Major League level.

As much as I feared and loathed the Orioles when they were good, it has been depressing to see them for the past decade. Be cool to see them improve. It’s only right.

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1 The Mick536   ~  Feb 20, 2010 6:44 pm

just had this conversation at dinner last night. Bobby V says its the Rays. VT just sees Red. Wait till all those sox fans go to Baltimare, their fav away spot and get hammered. Mixed messages about DiceyK. Is he healthy?

2 thelarmis   ~  Feb 20, 2010 6:51 pm

beautiful picture of the oriole. yeah, they really do have some good young talent. so do the rays. yanks are world champs!!!

i've got a bunch of cardinals around the new house. really nice. wish we had blue jays; they're beautiful. the girl who lives in the carriage house put up a great bird feeder in the back yard. it's nice.

johnny's a tiger. 1-year, $8 mil. thanks for everything bro, i hope you continue to amass impressive offensive numbers!

3 a.O   ~  Feb 21, 2010 12:40 am

Only right? Anyway, this division is scary. The rest of the league must really dread the East Coast road trips.

4 wsporter   ~  Feb 21, 2010 1:09 pm

"It's only right"!

Alex if the O's were only owned by an individual with pretensions to humanity that extended beyond squeezing every last dime out of every poor soul who worships that team I'd agree completely. You can't go watch or listen to or view that team without being confronted by his oppressive and ghoulish specter. What an execrable figure he is.

For the people of Baltimore themselves nothing could be closer to the truth. If any group of fans has earned a break and a winner it's them; it would only be right if they were back for their sakes. They love their O's despite the malignant thing who happens to own their team.

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