You want a defining moment? I’ll give you a defining moment.
June 30th against the hated Red Sox.
The Orioles are down 10-1 after six innings.
TEN to ONE!
What happens next? I’ll tell you what happens next.
Oscar Salazar! SALAZAR! Three run home run. I’m talking “Earl Weaver special”.
That brought the score to 10-5. But the O’s weren’t done yet. Felix "You say pee-yay, I say" Pie, drives in another run to make it 10-6.
We’re just getting started people!
* does bad early 90’s hip-hop dance *
The bottom of the eighth inning is where the Oriole magic really kicked in. Here's how it happened.
Matt Wieters singles, Nolan Reimold scores. 10-7.
Ty Wigginton his a sac-fly, Luke Scott scores. 10-8.
Brian Roberts singles, Oscar Salazar scores. 10-9.
* makes Macauley Caulkin from Home Alone face *
Then, Nick “the stick” Markakis lines a double into left-center, bringing home the 2 go-ahead runs.
ELEVEN to TEN!
* does dance again *
Then, Flat Breezy himself comes in to the bottom of the ninth and retires the side.
O’s win. Red Sox lose. RED SOX LOSE!
Did I mention the Sox lose?
Not only is it the biggest comeback in O’s history, it’s the biggest comeback for a last place team over a first place team.
* Oh, I’m not supposed to mention that the O’s are a last place team? OK, let me do that last one over then. *
It’s the biggest comeback in O’s history. Buh-bye Sox fans.
* waves bye to the camera *
That’s what I call a defining moment.