"Through all the good years and especially all the terrible ones, Mom's love for the Orioles has never wavered, not for one minute," Yurche says. "We still try to take her to an occasional game, but at 86, she relies heavily on a cane to get around and is content just watching from home. She never misses a game on the radio or TV. I call her every morning, and our No. 1 topic of conversation is the O's. She is a huge fan of Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy, Nick Markakis and all the surprise heroes the O's seem to find to keep winning."