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Opinion: On responsibility, sports, and parenting

Barth Keck
Barth Keck

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy at Haddam-Killingworth High School. Email Barth here

As a Baltimore native and lifelong Orioles fan, I was disappointed with their recent elimination from the playoffs. Nevertheless, I was heartened by their successful season, especially since prognosticators gave them no chance of winning anything this year.

Growing up in Baltimore, I couldn’t help but become an Orioles fan. Aside from the fact that the O’s were perennial winners, they also played solid, fundamental baseball. It was accomplished through the Oriole Way.

“If anybody had a definition of an Oriole Way, it’s ‘practice until you get it right’,” explains legendary Orioles first baseman (and BBQ aficionado) Boog Powell. “You go and do it day in and day out, and there are no excuses. There’s only one way to do it, and you do it, and you do it right.”

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