The deal happened soon after Winter Break of my 12th grade year at City. '90-'91 were my two Tarp Crew seasons in which I was paid to watch Orioles games. It felt like trying to win the 2 out of 3 decider, and keep the Why Not magic going after the 1990 flicker. The Class of '91 Orioles nuts were enthused, but holy cow did the bad start ruin any optimism so so so fast.
The next day Tettleton was dumped for Jeff Robinson, presumably as we needed to replace Harnisch/Schilling innings. We did have Hoiles ascending then. It's certainly pleasant to imagine Tettleton and the 3 ex-O's in the Ripken Supporting Cast once a few years of Camden revenues brought Palmeiro the 1st time and Alomar. Could they have changed mid-90's Yankees/Indians eliminations?
The 5 years out thing is a little squishy because Camden was about to make us temporary Yankees.
I think Glenn worse by dint of talent v. money. The worst part of Chris was the irreparable damage it did to retaining Machado for the statue run. He would have had to persevere through 2018 like Ripken in 1988, but I think everyone significant but Yusniel and Kremer are here with Machado going towards his parallel to the Second Act of Ripken Good Teams coming in the next few years.
Ty Cobb maybe wasn't a completely terrible person, or no worse than some of his peers. But he wasn't exactly a great guy. He did some things that got him relative slaps on the wrist that would probably have resulted in jail sentences today.