Eddie Murray

Improve O's future by looking to its past

Improve O's future by looking to its past

Earlier this month, as the Ravens continued a lackluster season, the other birds — the Orioles — announced they had hired Houston Astros analytics wunderkind Mike Elias as their new general manager and executive vice president.

This news, presumably meant to offer Baltimore baseball fans some hope on the heels of record-breaking losses (115 for the year), came during the same week, 35 years earlier, that the Orioles held a reunion celebrating the team’s last championship — in 1983.

Yes, the days of Joe Altobelli, John Lowenstein, Gary Roenicke, Tippy Martinez and Eddie Murray winning it all were that long ago.

Now that the Orioles...