For the last 14 years, we've seen the Baltimore Orioles and their fans going through a roller coaster of emotions. Fans remember the "Mother's Day Massacre", the game in 2007 when the Orioles led the Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Boston heading into the bottom of the ninth, only to allow six runs to score in that inning.
Then again, there's "The Washout" of 2009. After a 71 minute rain delay, the Birds overcame a nine-run deficit against that same BoSox team, scoring five runs in both the seventh and eighth innings, to win 11-10, the biggest comeback in franchise history.
It sounds like a long time since the celebratory moments in the franchise seemed routine, instead of sporadic. In 1997, Orioles baseball sounded like an extravaganza; in 2011, it's become nothing more than a dreadful five-month prelude to football season. With the grumblings going on since 1998, it's time to find the root of the problem around that time frame.
So, here's the list the five moments that might have "cursed" Baltimore's beloved ballclub.