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WHY I LOVE THE ORIOLES

April 23, 2011

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Earl Weaver, "Imperfect Diamond"

[This post originally appeared on the booktrib.com website. I was asked to write on
any theme concerning baseball and since the Orioles are my deepest and longest-running passion I composed this on the evening of Tuesday Apr 19th.]
People ask me, “What’s with you and the Orioles?” Well, here I am on a chilly Tuesday night watching the Orioles on MLB’s Extra Innings Package on cable TV ignoring that the Knicks are trying to even the series with the Celtics.

“You’re a New Yorker – what’s with you and the Orioles?” the question is often asked by bewildered friends and acquaintances. (more…)

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