I can still recall trips to
I remember how Wild Bill Hagy and the "Roar from 34" would get the fans fired up in the late innings. I remember when "Thank God, I'm A Country Boy" was the only song played during the 7th-inning stretch.
Nothing is more powerful than the memories formed in one's childhood, and for that reason, the Orioles will always be near and dear to my heart.
Baltimore has endured 14 straight seasons of losing. So as an Orioles fan, one is always waiting for the other shoe to drop. When the Orioles jumped out to a fantastic first-place start this season in May, we all thought, "Hey, we've seen this before, in 2005, with Lee Mazzilli."
But somewhere, through the 25 different pitchers, the 178 roster moves and the injuries to
They found diamonds in the rough like Miguel Gonzalez, discovered a niche for
They instilled a will to win in the Orioles and made them a relevant baseball team again. They deserve our thanks for making the "Oriole Way" more than just another childhood memory.