It seems like everyone — myself included — has come to rest in the same place with respect to the Orioles: bad team now, but a bright future, so Orioles fans should not despair.
Russ Smith of Splice Today isn’t having any of it. He has his reasons. The least significant for purposes of baseball is certainly the most interesting. I won’t reproduce it here because I want you to click through, but I’ll defend the ballplayers by noting that since they’ve all been to Fenway Park, they’ve at least heard a Neil Diamond song. If a single Baltimore Oriole owns “Rust Never Sleeps,” however, I’ll eat my hat.