I was ambivalent toward baseball for much of my life, only watching in the post-season and when games mattered. Things have changed in the last couple of years. I've started following the Baltimore Orioles more closely, starting about two years ago when Buck Showalter took the manager job with them. It's been a long time since the Orioles have done well in their division, and today they're on the cusp of winning the division. Watching them play the Toronto Bluejays reminded me of a night in October back in the 1990s when my grandmother came into my room and sat down to watch a World Series game with me.