Friday, April 29, 2011
...23 years ago, the Baltimore Orioles won their first game of the season. The next time your team has a bad day, think about the 1988 Baltimore Orioles. Yeesh.Then-play-by-play announcer Joe Angel proclaimed after that game, a 9-0 victory over the White Sox, "The Orioles are in the win column" (with a huge emphasis on "win"). He would bring that sendoff with him to Miami, saying it after every Marlins win (with "Marlins" in place of "Orioles," obviously) while he called games on radio for the team, beginning with the Inaugural Game of 1993.
You can thank the historically bad 1988 Orioles for one of Marlins fans' favorite turns of phrase. Angel is back with the Orioles, and he's taken his call with him, but Marlins fans will always cherish the call as their own.