For the first time in 15 years, Orioles jerseys Magic consumed Maryland as the Baltimore Orioles jerseys went on a dramatic and improbable run to Major League Baseball’s post season.
While the team fell short to the New York Yankees jerseys in Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series, Manager Buck Showalter and the Orioles jerseys gave fans a ride for the ages.
Expectations for the Orioles jerseys have been near rock bottom after 14 consecutive losing seasons. But with each extra inning victory and one run win, fans displayed an outpouring of emotion and love for the team with such a storied past.
Social media was a buzz all year with phases such as “Orioles jerseys Magic”, “BUCKle Up” and even the occasional “Jeff Reboulet”. Okay the “Jeff Reboulet” was me. Reboulet was Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar’s backup in 1997 for the Orioles jerseys.
The journeyman played for five teams in his 12 year career amassing 20 career home runs. But in the 1997 wholesale jerseys ALDS Manager Davy Johnson sat lefty Alomar in games 1 and 4 in favor of right hander Reboulet because lefty Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson was on the hill for the Seattle Mariners jerseys.
The Orioles jerseys won both games on the strength two fantastic outing by pitcher Mike Mussina and a first inning home run by Reboulet in game 4 off Johnson.
The 2012 Orioles jerseys embodied the same traits as Reboulet, and they fought each game to the very end. The 2012 roster was filled with castoffs and misfits. But together, their bond and hunger turned the Orioles jerseys from a 69 93 team in 2011 to a 93 69 this season.
Each night a different hero stepped to the plate and delivered. Players like Taylor Teagarden, cheap Chris Davis jersey, cheap Jim Johnson jersey, Nate McLouth, cheap Ryan Flaherty jersey, cheap Jason Hammel jersey, Wei Yin Chen and Omar Quintanilla became household names along with stars cheap Adam Jones jersey, cheap Nick Markakis jersey and cheap Matt Wieters jersey.
The team amassed a Major League single season record winning percentage in one run games with a 29 9 record. They went 16 2 in extra innings, including winning the last 16 of the regular season.
On July 17, the Orioles jerseys sat 10 games behind the AL East leading Yankees jerseys after two straight losses to the lowly Twins jerseys. Before Showalter, teams mailed in the season and would finish many games below 500.
But in 2012, the Orioles jerseys showed their heart and caught the Yankees jerseys for the lead on Sept. 4. In that span, the future of the Orioles jerseys, shortstop cheap Manny Machado jersey, was called up from Double A Bowie and started every game the rest of the year at third base. His first MLB hit was a triple in his first game on Aug. 9. He hit two home runs the next day and capped off that four game series against the Royals jerseys with a third home run.
His excellent defense and his powerful bat lifted the team. He also became the third youngest player to hit a post season home run when he homered in game 3 at Yankee Stadium.
By late August, Orioles jerseys Park at Camden Yards was flooded with a sea of orange. The stadium rocked down the stretch and in the two post season games against New York.
Showalter did a masterful job putting the team in a position to win with each decision. Moving cheap Mark Reynolds jersey to first base proved to be a valuable as Reynolds made clutch defensive plays down the stretch. With his glove no longer a worry, Reynolds went on a tear, hitting nine home runs in nine days beginning on Aug. 31.
From opening day, to cheap Chris Davis jersey’ pitching win, to the epic 18 inning victory in Seattle to the post season victory against the defending AL champs the Texas Rangers jerseys and a 13 inning do or die game 4 win in New York, the Orioles jerseys filled us with many fantastic memories.