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No damper on local O's fans' optimism

No damper on local O's fans' optimism

BALTIMORE - Around this time last year, Fred Boerste stood on Eutaw Street and made a bold prediction. "This is our year," the Odenton fan said. "The Orioles are going to win 92 games. Write that down because I'm betting right now it's going to happen." Boerste wound up looking like a genius. The Orioles had a magical campaign, winning 96 games during the regular season to capture the American League East Division then winning one playoff series. The O's fell short of the World Series for the first time since 1983 after being swept by the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series. One year later, Boerste and friend Randy Gambrill...

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