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Movin' On Up!

Written by: Peter Coolbaugh

Sound the trumpets as we have finally beat the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010. Hey, it is September but we finally did it. Now that we are 24-15 under Buck Showalter (Trembley won 15 games and Juan Samuel won 17), we are now no longer the worst team in the AL. That distinction belongs to the Seattle Mariners. We also may soon leapfrog Kansas City and Cleveland as well.
If you want the first overall pick in the draft, then it is good to stay in the basement. Bit if you have pride in your team and franchise you need to win as many games as possible.

The season ends in 3 weeks. I am sad but I will get over it. But while the Orioles are eliminated, they certainly can help shape the complexity of the playoffs by ruining it for other teams. After the Blue Jays leave we get the Yankees this weekend. And their luck of late seems to have run out.

I can go over stats and all that jazz some other time. The wins in recent weeks have helped the Orioles gain momentum and all have served notice that these are not the same Orioles of old (before 8/3/2010). They are no longer the punching bag for the AL and with Buck at the helm they are slowly reshaping themselves in his likeness.

There is a great article in SI today regarding best managerial jobs of the season. Guess who gets a huge spot in the article?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/jon_heyman/09/09/best.managers/index.html

I will talk more about the season in review as the weeks wind down. And although the crowds certainly don't show it, these Orioles are young and exciting. I just wish we didn't have to wait until next March to see more of them.

1 comment:

  1. Not a Baltimore fan, but boy they have been fun to watch. Good luck next season, they sould be MUCH better!

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