Orioles fans, Todd Gurley feels your pain. Because he is one, too.
The Los Angeles Rams’ star running back and the NFC’s leading rusher is a Baltimore native who dominated local Pop Warner leagues at age 6. Even after moving to North Carolina for high school, to Georgia for college, to St. Louis as a first-round draft pick and to Los Angeles with the Rams’ relocated franchise in 2016, Gurley has remained a fervent fan.
Now with the Orioles entertaining trade offers for third baseman Manny Machado — whom Gurley affectionately dubbed “my boy” after he brawled with the Kansas City Royals’ Yordano Ventura last year — even Gurley has joined in on the Twitter chorus of outrage.
His fandom is even more refined than that, of course.