By contrast, his 16-year-old son, Dakota, had never known a winning Orioles team before last season. Watson still took his boy to games, usually Friday nights when the weather was nice. "One of these years, you're gonna see what it's like," he'd tell Dakota, imagining a pennant race returning to Baltimore. "Every night will matter. You'll be checking the box scores every day. There will be 40,000 people in the stands. It's electric."