Best Record in the Hardest Divison In…

…baseball.  What?  Yeah, I’m a big Orioles fan.  I know most of you are Nats fans or maybe you don’t even care about baseball.  But when I was a kid, two different Washington teams had already moved to Minnesota and Texas.  I don’t really care to invest in having a third team relocate to Vegas on me.  Besides, I’ve had over 30 years of being an O’s fan.  You just don’t give that up lightly.

Anyway, I thought I would point this out now because it is likely the last time this will be true all season.  The Orioles are leading the AL East with the Tampa Bay (formerly Devil) Rays. In fact, the whole division is in reverse order of how most experts picked it with the O’s picked dead last, the Rays, 4th, the Blue Jays, 3rd, the Sox, 2nd, and the Yankees 1st. Instead, the hated Yankees find themselves looking old and slow.

I’m not saying we’re going to stay here long.  In fact, by the end of the month, we’ll have probably taken our accustomed spot near the bottom of the division.  But hey, we’re 1/40th of the way through the season and if the season ended today we’d be in the playoff hunt! :)


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  • dr WNC

    And now the best record! Alone! With a 3 run bottom of the ninth comeback. Gotta believe in something, as least for a little while…:)

  • Redskins Guy

    While we’re on a tangent, I’ll also give a shout out to the Caps in hockey.  They went from dead last to first in their division after winning eight games straight.  They also have the player who seems to be a lock to become the next Grezki.  Yay Caps! OV for MVP!!!

  • jeffxandra

    Not only that, but they’ve already won more games against the Mariners this year than they did last season. Oh and last year Seattle was undefeated with a lead in the ninth, not this one.

  • dr wnc

    Now! after today’s game tied for best record in the majors!  

  • dwagner

    Woohoo! Seriously. 5-1 and looking good. I’m still too scarred from 10 losing seasons not to assume that we’re going to end up with a losing record, but it is nice to see some of the young pitching come through. We’re 1/27th of the way through the season. If we do this 26 more times we’ll have the best record ever! :)