Wednesday, September 9, 2020

How About them O's?


It has been a while since I wrote about the Orioles. With the NFL season on the horizon, I thought I'd like to get in a few sentences about the baseball team from Baltimore. And I also needed a break and diversion from the political scene anyway.

How 'bout them O's?

It is September, there are 19 games left in the regular season and for the first time since 2016 the Orioles are vying for a play-off spot rather than securing a last-place finish in the cellar of the American League East Division. 

The Orioles are 20-21, .488, and on a four game win streak that finds them one-half game behind the Yankees and also one-half game out of the second Wild Card spot. It is September! In past seasons the Orioles collapse would have been complete by this point and they would been already eliminated from Wild Card contention. 

But not this team!

They have been overcoming injuries and adversity all season and after suffering a mid-season slump a few weeks ago they have been steadily churning out wins. The team took 3 of 4 games from the Yankees over the weekend and trounced the Mets 11-2 last night to get back into the playoff picture. 

I am still happy to have been one of the fans who actually saw some live baseball this season, albeit Spring Training I did get to experience ballparks, baseball, and the sights and smells of the game during my Spring Training trip to Florida. I miss going to the ball park to watch games. I just do not seem to carve out enough time at home to watch a complete baseball game.

Yes, baseball is out there! And the Orioles are in the hunt!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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