A Recovering Orioles Fan

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hello.  My name is Dru and I’m an Orioles fan.
If that sounded like an introduction to an AA meeting then you'd be right.  I am a long time Orioles fan who is ready to kick his addiction.
It was my Dad who got me into the stuff, telling me stories of the glory years.  As a young kid living in the Baltimore area how could I resist someone like Cal Ripken?  I was hooked on the O's and hooked bad.
For those of you who aren’t aware, the Orioles are bad and have been for a while now.  Season after season I have been forced to watch New York and Boston battle for the division but that was okay because at least my Orioles weren’t as bad as Tampa Bay.  Then Tampa Bay got good…
On top of that, we have an owner who thinks a "big off season move" means changing the uniforms and a new GM who guaranties the O's will be .500 or better this season because he has improved every position on the team.  We won’t and he hasn’t.
So as I braced myself for another losing season of Orioles baseball (14, but whose counting) I started to hear rumblings out of DC:
Strasburg was going to pitch again this year.  
    Bryce Harper might play this season.  
        The Nats might be contenders in the NL East.  

Well, consider me interested.  
I’ll always be an Orioles fan at heart but this season I’m going to follow the Nats.  I really don’t know much about the team but hopefully you’ll follow along with me as I stumble through my first season as a Nationals fan.   
Hmm…that’s going to take some getting used to.

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