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Your favorite Orioles team/year of all time

After yesterday's topic of hyped and tragically overhyped Orioles prospects, one thing is clear: The Orioles over the last 20 years have led the majors in something.

Some serious head-shaking going on yesterday (And not just because no one has come up big with the SNL Smelt Night link. Maxmorf might have to root through his tape collection if someone can't help us.)

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Two overhyped prospects that I didn't mention who were astutely brought up by patrons were Ed Rogers (who aged several years in a couple weeks in the Dominican and once was compared to a young A-Rod by Sam Perlozzo) and Larry Bigbie (who Syd Thrift once hinted would hit 30-40 homers. I think he meant for a season and not in a career).

To address Dogtired's "Where are they now?" inquiry, here are the guys who are easy to track. Rogers is in Triple-A with the Washington Nationals. Bigbie is in Japan. Ryan Minor is an infield coach with Delmarva, an Orioles' Single-A affiliate.

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Calvin Pickering plays for Bridgeport of the independent Atlantic League (and is a teammate of former Orioles starter Eric DuBose). The Newark Bears of the Atlantic League have two highly touted Orioles' castoffs, outfielders Keith Reed and Val Majewski.

Darnell McDonald is in Triple-A Rochester (Minnesota Twins) -- and tearing it up -- and Matt Riley is now a reliever at Triple-A Las Vegas (Los Angeles Dodgers).

That was a rather painful walk down memory lane. Let's jog some good memories now. Today's Think Special -- and don't forget to suggest your own -- is courtesy of Kevin, who gets a longneck Bud sent his way, and Ken S., who gets a free drink chip as well.

Both suggested variations of this: What was your favorite Orioles team and why? It doesn't have to be a club that won it all -- in fact, if you choose a division, league or world champion, then you have to offer a clunker you liked as well.

I'd say my favorite was the 1979 Orioles, because I was 9 and had really become obsessed with baseball the year before when the Yankees and Red Sox duked it out. The next year it was Baltimore's turn, and life doesn't get cooler than that for a pre-teen (at least until Game 7 of the 1979 World Series). Sadly, my son is now 9 and the Orioles haven't had a winning season in his lifetime.

My favorite Orioles loser was 1987, because my friends and I were in the transition between high school and college and we basically lived at 33rd Street that summer. We had so much fun it didn't matter that the team won 67 games. That was Larry Sheets' incredible season and the club's best pitcher was swingman Dave Schmidt.

Daily Think Special: Which Orioles team was your favorite of all time and why? If you choose a title-winning club, you must also give us a terrible one you liked.

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