It was a rare scene when Baltimore manager Buck Showalter gave a slight grin. Monday, the Orioles opened the season up in a Mark Trumbo walk-off win against the Blue Jays.

It’s been six months since the infamous “game that will not be mentioned” occurred. You remember the game in October when two-time All-Star Zach Britton didn’t pitch in the Wild Card game. It might be too soon to bring it up, but there was a lot of Deja Vu going on at Camden Yards, even down to the same 2-2 score in late innings.

Jayson Stark of ESPN highlighted that it was even the same umpire behind the plate, Gary Cederstrom. History tends to repeat itself, but this time around there were smiles and a win for the orange and black. And most importantly, Britton, who was in Cy Young Award discussions last season, got to actually make an appearance on the mound.

Britton finished a phenomenal season with the Orioles tossing a 1.92 ERA in 69 games with 74 strikeouts last year and was also in American League MVP talks.

After a ton of scrutiny during the offseason for not putting Britton into the game, three-time American League Manager of the Year Showalter grinned and simply asked, “That was fun, wasn’t it?”