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A 'choice to chase away the darkness' in Baltimore

A 'choice to chase away the darkness' in Baltimore

In the autumn of 2014, West Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota dropped the "Bird Flu (Sports Remix)" celebrating the Orioles’ playoff season and the 2013 Ravens Super Bowl victory. The Os were having an unbelievable run after over a decade of perennial disappointment.

The bullpen was unstoppable; starting pitching was consistent. Manager Buck Showalter was inspiring greatness out of a motley roster of underappreciated players cobbled together by general manager Dan Duquette. Manny Machado was coming into his own as a superstar, and Adam Jones and Nick Markakis delivered career high performances. The Orioles would finish in first place in the American League East that year, and we...

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