Orioles downward spiral running out of control

Updated: June 24, 2010, 1:33 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

When the Baltimore Orioles lost Tuesday night, their record fell to 19-51, by far the worst in the major leagues, and equaling the worst first 70 games in club history, tying the 1988 Orioles. I covered that team every day. It lost the first 21 games that season; it was historically bad. And yet this team, in some respects, is even worse off than the 1988 team.

In 1988, the fans in Baltimore loved the Orioles, win or lose. When they returned home after finally winning their ...

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