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Dan Shaughnessy

How sports connects us to key dates

The Orioles are playing baseball in October. I watched Game 2 against the Yankees on TV the other night. I saw those orange and black colors and the cartoony bird on the O’s helmets and the warm breath shooting out of the hitters’ mouths into the cool Baltimore air of early October . . . and I thought of the day my dad died when I was at Memorial Stadium, covering the World Series for the Washington Star in 1979.

It was Wednesday, Oct. 10. Today.

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