When an Orioles team has a bad start, there inevitably will be comparisons to the 1988 team that lost 21 straight to begin the year. The sense is it will never be as bad as that.
And when an Orioles club has a terrible finish, there is inevitably a comparison to the 2002 team that lost 32 of its final 36. The sense is it will never be as bad as that.
I remember that 1988 team, of course, but I covered that 2002 squad. It was by far the toughest spate of baseball I’ve ever had to be around.
In some ways, this current skid reminds me of those unbelievably dark days. These 2015 Orioles lost six straight, won one and have lost six more. Their offense seems dead...