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Terry Bradshaw

The 'iron man and woman' of Orioles' home openers

The 'iron man and woman' of Orioles' home openers

My friend Ted and I met as graduate students at Johns Hopkins, auditorium back-row sitters who came early to class to get prized seats out of the professor’s range of view. While staring forward as long statistical equations slowly filled the big chalkboard on the front stage, Ted and I sparred about sports.

He was from Pittsburgh, and I am a native Baltimorean, so we had a lot to talk trash about. The Pittsburgh Steelers, with future hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris in their line-up, beat the Baltimore Colts that school year, in December of 1978. The Baltimore Colts were 5 -11 that season and the Steelers went on to win the Super Bowl. I feigned interest in...