Remember the 1983 Orioles?

MASN, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (our local sports channel), has been showing the 1983 ALCS this week. As we watched game 1 on Sunday, the following thoughts went through my mind, in no particular order:

  1. Harold_Baines_1986

    Harold Baines wearing said ugly White Sox uniform in 1986 (about 6 years before he’d become an Oriole). But you really can’t tell how bad it is from this view. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

    Ah, the good old days – when the Orioles had real pitching, good pitching. Chris Tillman wasn’t even born yet.

  2. Cal Ripken was and always will be the patron saint of Baltimore. Though shalt not speak ill of Cal. Even in 1983, we knew he was special.
  3. Manny Machado was – and still is – the second coming of Cal. How dare the Orioles trade him last year? This is not a forgivable offense.
  4. Uniforms were really ugly in the ‘80s – especially those of the Chicago White Sox.
  5. O’s fans really haven’t changed much in the last 36 years.
  6. Baltimore misses Wild Bill Hagy.
  7. The Nationals could never have a Wild Bill Hagy equivalent.
  8. Will the Orioles ever be this good again?

If you’re in the area, you can catch Game 4 of the 1983 ALCS on MASN tomorrow night at 8:30 pm.

~ baseballrebecca