Where were you in June 1986?

Former USC running back Reggie Bush will reportedly be stripped of his Heisman Trophy.

Bush says he was promised that any stripping would include one of the Kardashian sisters.

I want to begin my morning by wishing a very Happy Birthday to good friends and former colleagues Jeff Zrebiec and Peter Schmuck.

They were born on the same day, but I’m not sure if they’re celebrating together. They usually take turns jumping out of the cake.

With Koji Uehara unavailable last night, I assured a reader that the Orioles would have a comfortable lead and Mark Hendrickson would finish up the game, though I exaggerated and said the veteran left-hander would toss three scoreless innings. I gladly settled for one.

Hendrickson has been scored upon in only one of his last 11 outings. Does that qualify him as a nugget?

If the Orioles can beat CC Sabathia, shouldn’t they absolutely pummel Ivan Nova?

To avoid any confusion, I should point out that he isn’t related to Aldo Nova, though life was just a fantasy when you first considered the possibility of the Orioles sweeping this series.

(I’ll take Canadian rock musicians for 500, Alex.)

The Orioles haven’t swept the Yankees in the Bronx since June 6-8, 1986.

Scott McGregor won the opener, defeating Ron Guidry, 5-2.

Your leadoff hitter that night: Alan Wiggins. Floyd Rayford started at third, and Juan Bonilla came up as a pinch-hitter. “T-Bone” Shelby and Cal Ripken homered, and Don Aase recorded his 15th save.

Mike Boddicker beat Tommy John the following night, 7-5, with Aase notching save No. 16. Fred Lynn homered and drove in four runs. Shelby went deep again. John rubbed his elbow and winced.

The Orioles scored seven runs in the seventh inning of the finale and cruised to an 18-9 victory, with Ken Dixon beating Ed Whitson. Tippy Martinez got his first save.

Rich Bordi and Brad Havens also pitched for the Orioles that day.


Lee Lacy went 4-for-6 with three home runs and six RBIs.


Larry Sheets homered and drove in four runs, and Shelby went 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBIs.

Your starting third baseman: Tom O’Malley, who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

Earl Weaver and Lou Piniella were managing back in those days. The Orioles were 33-20 and in second place, three games out of first. The Yankees were 32-23 and five games back.

Maybe someday.

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