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Orioles Opening Day (at home) retro game thread: The Delmon Double game

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MLB is celebrating Opening Day At Home by streaming some classic games - including the Delmon Double game.

Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game Two Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The original plan for today would have had a lot of people cramming into Camden Yards to see the beginning of another Orioles season. The coronavirus had other plans and now most of us are sitting at home without much in the way of outside stimulus.

With so many people cooped up and no live baseball, MLB has organized what they’re calling Opening Day At Home, with live streaming games on various platforms throughout the day. One win has been picked out for each team. The Orioles, naturally, get their most thrilling and impactful game that they have played in the 21st century, the Delmon double game.

The party starts at 4pm Eastern in the following places:

It’s also supposed to stream on Orioles.com. All platforms will be airing the game in its entirety, with no commercial breaks - always a fun way to experience baseball.

Are you stuck at home with little else to do? I hope you’ll join us in the comments of this “live” re-watch. It may not be the same as real baseball happening, but hey, seeing the Orioles win a playoff game is more joy than any regular 2020 O’s game would bring to you anyway, right?

To refresh your memory of that fateful day, here were the starting lineups...

Tigers

  1. Ian Kinsler - 2B
  2. Torii Hunter - RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera - 1B
  4. Victor Martinez - DH
  5. J.D. Martinez - LF
  6. Nicholas Castellanos - 3B
  7. Alex Avila - C
  8. Andrew Romine - SS
  9. Rajai Davis - CF

And of course, the Tigers starter was Justin Verlander, the second of three Cy Young winners to go in that series.

Orioles

  1. Nick Markakis - RF
  2. Alejandro De Aza - LF
  3. Adam Jones - CF
  4. Nelson Cruz - DH
  5. Steve Pearce - 1B
  6. J.J. Hardy - SS
  7. Ryan Flaherty - 3B
  8. Caleb Joseph - C
  9. Jonathan Schoop - 2B

I watched it all and it’s still hard to believe this was the playoff lineup of a team that won 96 games. A whole lot of things went the Orioles way in 2014 - well, until about a week after this... Wei-Yin Chen was the Game 2 starter.