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12 Worst Sports Franchises

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12. Baltimore Orioles

They play in a beautiful ballpark, and are a historic franchise with three World Series wins. But before they moved to Baltimore, they were the St. Louis Browns, and they were the most hapless franchise in baseball. They are rapidly heading back that way, and many people attribute that to owner Peter Angelos. The O’s have been an afterthought in the AL East since the late 1990s, and haven’t had a winning season since 1997. They did hire a good manager this past year (Buck Showalter), and there are rumors that Cal Ripken may be next in line to be the O’s GM. Unlike some of the teams further down this list, things could be looking up in Baltimore. —Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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