Monday, July 12, 2010

Congratulations to the Orioles on Their Four Game Road Sweep

The Orioles swept the Rangers in a four game series at Arlington in the days leading up to the All Star Break. Now for many of you baseball fans who like better teams than the O's, a simple 4 game sweep on the road probably doesn't seem like a big deal. But to the Orioles franchise, this kind of thing doesn't happen. In fact, this is the first four game road sweep since the Orioles did it against the White Sox on July 6-9, 1995! Now I realize that teams only play a limited number of 4 games road series every season (the Orioles have 3 this season), but for it to have been 15 years since it last happened is ridiculous. That means that the Orioles went 14 full seasons, or approximately 42 series, without such a sweep in another teams' hometown. It's a small victory in a largely lost season, but could it be a signal that the Birds are about to turn things around?

For nostalgia's sake, here are a few of the players on the 1995 Orioles team who were part of that last four game road sweep.

Now that was a pretty decent team. Let's hope that the 2010 Orioles can play well through the end of the season and end up with an improved record, at least over the first half of the season. Good luck guys!


kasliwi said...

That is a GREAT Bainesy card.

FYI...Our last 4-game road sweep was also just before All-Star Break...and the All-Star game that year was in Texas....just interesting tidbits.

Dodgerbobble said...

Wow, that was an eternity a go. I love the young talent on the Orioles. Of course you STOLE Josh Bell from my Dodgers. That kid is a stud.

Orioles Magic said...

Sliwi-Thanks for the extra info, I should've at least made the connection that both sweeps occurred right before the All-Star Break!

DB-It was a long time man, too long. Yeah, I'm pretty happy about Bell, I made it to his first AA game after the trade last year and he hit a monster HR.