What a night, what a game. What a god damn team. The Baltimore Orioles clinched their first A.L. East Division Title last night for the first time since 1997. Orioles fans had to go through a looooooot of bad teams to get here. Teams with players like Larry Bigbie, Geroneimo Gil, Jorge Julio, Marty Cordova, David Newhan, and Chris Ray. Just terrible teams and terrible seasons.
Even though it was only for a division title, last night was special. The O’s did make the playoffs back in 2012 and was a pretty good team, but no one thought that team could win a World Series. This team can. The pitching staff has been pitching lights for a few weeks, the lineup is one of the best, they hit the long ball better than any other team, and the bullpen has to be in the top 3. Why can’t they win it all?
Last night at Camden Yards was a playoff time atmosphere. Even after Ubaldo gave up a run in the first, there wasn’t a feeling that they would lose. This team always has that feeling. No matter what inning, or the score, everyone feels that they will win. They are just playing great baseball at the perfect time. World Series winners aren’t always the best team, most of the time they’re the hottest team.
Gotta feel great for Nick Markakis. Unable to play in the 2012 playoffs because of a C.C. Sabathia beanball, 1359 games in his career without a playoff appearance. Wait another two weeks bud, you’ll get your chance.
Even though Pres covered it last night, I’ll say that Adam Jones running around the field pieing fans in the face was great, just fantastic. No one has more fun on a baseball field than Adam Jones. He even got some teammates with the pies too. Would love to see Buck get a pie if they win it all. No doubt it’ll come from AJ.
At the beginning of the year I think the Birds thought they could maybe win the division, not many other people did. Now I think they think they can win a World Series. Look around at the MLB, as an Orioles fan none of these teams scare me. This team is special, and while last night was fun and memorable and all that, they know there are bigger fish to fry, gotta make some noise in October. Keep it rolling Birds.
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