If you asked Joe Angel to put his four-decade broadcast career into perspective, I think we all know where he would put it.
“In the win column!”
Angel tweeted just that earlier this week to announce his retirement and reminisced in a telephone interview Friday about the origin of his signature postscript that punctuated each of the Orioles victories he called after it was created spontaneously in 1988.
Of course, every good Orioles fans knows what happened that year. The young O’s were Baltimore’s lovable losers and opened the season with a major league-record 21 consecutive defeats. When they finally won, well, another kind of history was made.
“That’s how ‘In the...