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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Robert Andino has fond memory of Orioles — even after they traded him to ‘Alaska’

Hell, I had a plum Gov-job lined up for the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (plays taps)...and I didn’t go.

His RBI single to close the 2011 season and knock the Boston Red Sox out of the pennant chase — known as the “Curse of the Andino” — will forever be remembered by Baltimore’s fans. He smiled when told he is part Orioles lore.

“It’s cool. I did something for them,” Andino said. “They showed me the love, so I’m good with it. I’m cool.”

Andino said he couldn’t choose one memory that was his favorite while with the Orioles — not even that game-winning hit.

“All of them, man. All of them,” he said. “Baltimore is basically where I started my career. I got a lot of good memories in Baltimore.”

...Andino also has talked a couple times with Orioles manager Buck Showalter, whom he gives credit for helping him become a full-fledged major leaguer.

“I know he’s a busy man and he’s got a season in front of him. But yeah, me and Buck had a good relationship,” Andino said. “I talked to him before [the year started] and thanked him for giving me the opportunity. Again, it is what it is. We’re here. I don’t know what day it is, but it’s a new year.”

Andino’s offbeat sense of humor remains intact even if he is on a new coast. A Miami native who hates the cold, Andino joked that he was traded to “Alaska.” And when asked if he keeps tabs on how the Orioles and his old teammates are playing, he said, “I got kids. I don’t got no time to be checking out other people.”

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   1. DKDC Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:34 AM (#4430380)
Andino will always be a part of Orioles lore because of game 162, even though Crawford should've made that catch and Reimolds RBI double to tie the game was the truly clutch moment.

That spoiler story has even more legs in retrospect given that it fits nicely with the narrative of being a catalyst for the Orioles 2012 season (not to mention the Red Sox 2012).

In some ways, September 2011 was almost more enjoyable than September 2012 for Orioles fans - I had forgotten how stressful it can be to be in the playoff race.

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