Former Baltimore Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick joined Ed and Rob as part of Wayback Wednesday to talk about when he first joined the Orioles.
Bordick signed with the Orioles during the 1996 off season to take over at shortstop for Hall of Fame and Gold Glove shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., as Ripken moved to third base.
Bordick remembered the 1997 season with the Orioles saying, “going wire to wire, making it to the playoffs and feeling like we were the best team in baseball…I think the Os, myself included, thought it looked like it could be the start of a dynasty.”
When asked about the feeling after the team’s exit from the playoffs that year, Mike said, “it was a little shocking to be honest with you, we had the big series against the Mariners and we kind of rolled through them…I think it caught everyone by surprise and some bats went cold.”
Mike went on to talk about how the community of Baltimore accepted him and how he and his family love the city and still live here.
Bordick currently announces the play-by-play’s for the team on MASN.