The losing became so persistent that Martha Macgill pulled herself from the rotation of Episcopal clergy who regularly attended ball games at Camden Yards.
She remembers one defeat in particular; it was Mother's Day 2007 and Jeremy Guthrie pitched eight sparkling innings only for the Orioles bullpen to squander a five-run cushion in the ninth against the Boston Red Sox. Her son Jack Kelleher fell to the floor in despair.
"It just got so depressing," says Macgill, the rector at Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill.
Which perhaps explains why her smile comes so readily as she pulls her black and orange Orioles jacket over her white clerical collar, two days...