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John Miller

Commentary: It's been a while since O's fans have had something to cheer about

A couple of weeks ago co-sports writer Dewey Fox wrote about Baltimore and surrounding area as a "Football Town."

I thought the subject matter was interesting and in some ways very true, but probably not completely.

Now, we all know it's been a long time since the Baltimore Orioles had any post-season play. In fact it was the 1996 and 1997 seasons that saw the Orioles reach the playoffs, win a division series, but lose in the championship series. Before that it was the 1983 world championship season.

It was following that 1997 season that Manager Davey Johnson resigned after reported disputes with owner Peter Angelos. That, the leaving of broadcaster John...