…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!