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I liked that season and wasn't disappointed at all. They weren't expected to do as well as they did. I am just glad they played as well as they did. It was a fun season. Pick just about any Capitals season if you want disappointment.

I suppose disappointed was the wrong word to use. The correct word would be hurt. I hurt for the players who gave so much and came so close to pulling off a miracle.

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We have to have a complete change in the way we approach this team, but I don't think we can do it because the brand of "baseball" that we play is ingrained in our system. Also, the "experiment" with Jones as leadoff man has been a complete failure. Why does Buck persist in keeping him there? Kim would be much better in the leadoff role.

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I've waited 27 years for revenge. The Blue Jays got lucky in 1989. I watched every pitch of that series and it was painful. Given our track record in Toronto, most fans would be satisfied with avoiding the sweep. Personally, I say let's turn the tables and sweep them. The heck with reason, logic and our road record. Why Not?

Because they can't hit!

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The 1971 and 1979 home losses in game 7 still burn me as do the Evans/Cundiff AFCC loss at NE after 2011. Was there for all 3 of those.

The 1989 and 1974 Orioles were my miracle teams that fell short. In both cases, I always felt the impending doom of facing the A's in the ALCS. Not in Toronto for that awful weekend, but I was at the 1974 1-hitter the Orioles lost to be eliminated.

The other extraordinarily disappointing loss was to the Colts after the 2006 season. Uggh.

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And Dave Johnson stepping on a nail. And the usually reliable Mark Williamson being unable to come through. And, of course, Ben McDonald throwing a gem the day after the season ended for the O's. I can't remember much from when I was 12, but that weekend is etched in my mind.

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And Dave Johnson stepping on a nail. And the usually reliable Mark Williamson being unable to come through. And, of course, Ben McDonald throwing a gem the day after the season ended for the O's. I can't remember much from when I was 12, but that weekend is etched in my mind.

I think it was Harnisch that stepped on the nail?

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I can't remember if this has been posted here or not, but in case it hasn't, you can watch the highlights of the clincher starting 1:03:07.

[video=youtube;ZI3W1qnROKk]

This video helped cement my love of the O's at a very young age. My grandmother would rent this video from Blockbuster and I would watch it continuously in the early 90's. Still brings back amazing memories for me.

To me, this is being a bird fan.

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