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Draw a sports logo from memory: Baltimore Orioles

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Drawing a sports logo from memory is harder than it sounds. See how well we did and try it for yourself.

Like an appealing Mallard Fillmore
Like an appealing Mallard Fillmore

Even if you don't like sports, there are many sports logos with which you may be familiar. But here's the thing: even if you DO like sports -- even if you instantly recognize a myriad of logos and create the semiotic link in your head to the team they represent on a daily basis -- they're insanely hard to recreate from memory alone.

This is our ongoing series where we attempt to recreate these logos using only a drawing implement and our own all-too-fallible human memories. Please enjoy our horrible attempt at the logo and accompanying anecdote, then give it a shot for yourself in the comments below. Have fun!

The Baltimore Orioles sure are on baseball fans' minds right now! You might even say that "the bird" is "the word!"

In 2012, the Orioles not only made it to the postseason for the first time since Derek Jeter hit a "home run" that was actually some butthole kid grabbing a certain fly ball out, but the team returned to their iconic cartoon bird from a more "realistic" depiction of the namesake Oriole.

The actual mascot representation of this plucky (bird term) fellow is named "Funbird," which is weird and a little creepy. But not as creepy as how I drew him! Hopefully you can do better. Make me look foolish by drawing your own version from memory and posting it in the comments below.

A link to the actual team logo can be found right here. You're on the honor system, so no cheating!