It is understandable that Orioles fans hated seeing Mike Mussina in a Yankee uniform.
It would be the same as seeing John Unitas in a Redskins uniform (as if the Chargers wasn't bad enough).
I blame Peter Angelos. When Mussina became a free agent for the first time he gave the Orioles a home team discount and signed for far under what he would have gotten elsewhere. The players union gave him a hard time for doing it. Tom Glavin was vocal about it saying that Mussina hurt the other players by signing for below market level. It was done with a promise that after this 3 year contract the Orioles would give him a better deal when he was eligible for free agency again.
When he was eligible they offered him less because Angelos said he couldn't see giving a 3 to 4 year deal to a pitcher Mussina's age. The Yankees called him the day he became a free agent. In fact, Joe Torre personally call Mussina and the Yankees made an offer far in excess of what the Orioles offered.
How could you blame Mussina for not taking that deal? How many posters on this site would have walked away from an extra 10 to 20 million ?
He is still the Oriole pitcher with the 3 most victories behind Palmer & McNally.
He belongs in the O's Hall of fame . Another player who belongs ahead of Dauer is Gus Triandos.