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Who are the five most forgettable Orioles?


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- Eugene Kingsale

- Rocky Cherry

- Eric DuBose

- Sal Fasano

- Geronimo Gil

- Omar Daal

- Ryan Minor

- Calvin Pickering

- Lenny Webster

- Walter Young

- Kurt Ainsworth

Ainsworth was damaged goods to begin with so he never really did anything to remember in the first place. But Chief? Gil had some great moments. Unfortunately, Benitez was so bad he's hard to forget so I can't add him. But I would add Jose Mesa.

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Man, there are sooo many.

Here, I've pulled up O's rosters from 1986 to 1990 (I didn't even go back into the 50s and 50s to find the truly forgettable).

See if anyone even remembers what positions these men played:

1986 Tom O'Malley

1987 Dave van Gorder

1988 Wade Rowdon

1989 Francisco Melendez

1990 Dorn Taylor

For my part, I recognize only the name Francisco Melendez as familiar. I would have had no idea why I recognized the name if someone had asked me.

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Ainsworth was damaged goods to begin with so he never really did anything to remember in the first place. But Chief? Gil had some great moments. Unfortunately, Benitez was so bad he's hard to forget so I can't add him. But I would add Jose Mesa.

Yeah, Gil is definitely a weird choice, he started over 230 games for the Orioles. He was a perfectly serviceable backup catcher who was the primary catcher for a season due to the pile of suck that was Brook Fordyce. Pickering and Young certainly aren't forgettable if only for their size. I will always remember Kingsale because he was the first Aruban. I will always remember Ryan Minor for the obvious reason and I will always remember Lenny Webster as the last Oriole to wear #42.

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The article is about players the Orioles would like to forget, not the ones who are most forgettable. In fact, the ones on the list are players we'll never forget. "Regrettable" is more like it.

On my regrettable list, Sammy Sosa ranks way up there. Also the guy (both regrettable and forgettable, I guess) who we got for Bautista who got busted for PED's and gave an affidavit naming a bunch of other players. (Edit -- Jason Grimsley)

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