So how long has it been since the
Well, you have to go back to the Orioles' 10-game winning streak versus the Bronx Bombers that spanned from 1981 to 1983.
You want some perspective on how long ago that was?
When Orioles manager
It's true. Showalter, now 57, played 89 games for the Yankees' Double-A affiliate in Nashville and 18 games at Triple-A Columbus in 1983 before ending his playing career.
Another thing about the Orioles sweeping the Yankees: Don't think it was just Orioles' fans that were excited.
I went up to center fielder
Usually players -- especially Jones -- like to downplay the importance of beating one certain team. All players want to feel like they are on equal footing with their competitors, so they often view those questions as if they are being asked whether they are surprised they actually swept.
But Jones didn't play that game Sunday.
"Huuuuge to sweep the Yankees. I know they have a lot of players on the DL, but they still have that mystique with them. And they come to play. Girardi is having them boys coming out there to play. So it was a big sweep. We beat two of their big aces," Jones said. "But to sweep the Yankees? That's not something you hear a lot. Even throughout baseball, throughout the whole season. It's a testament to how this team is playing ... And two nights in a row on national TV. You get a little more pub. And we performed as a team. And that's all you want."
I’m not sure how it looked on TV, but
And if you don’t believe me, read this tweet from former Baltimore Sun reporter and current
One other thing about the crowd. I must admit it even surprised me a little bit when
I've heard from so many fans in the last year or so about how Roberts and the Orioles need to shake hands and move on -- and yet many in Sunday's crowd jumped to their feet and give him an ovation. It really was a pretty cool, and pretty genuine, moment between the fans and one of their longtime favorite athletes who hasn't been able to play much since 2010.