Apparently, there are just five ex-Orioles on the active rosters of the eight teams in the various League Division Series. That includes draftees Jayson Werth and Mike Fontenot, neither of whom played a single game in orange and black. However, it also includes Jamie Moyer, who just finished the winningest season ever by a 45-year-old pitcher. It speaks to the incredible dearth of starting pitching in Baltimore - but also to the remarkable longevity and talent of Moyer and ex-teammate Mike Mussina - that the 2008 Orioles would have been much better off if they had been able to call upon two-fifths of their 1993 rotation.
On Saturday evening, Jamie Moyer will take the mound in Milwaukee with a chance to send his Phillies to their first National League Championship Series since - wouldn't you know it - 1993. I know at least one blogger who will be hoping, praying, and cursing that it doesn't happen, but only time will tell.