Reading today's headline MLB article on ESPN about the Orioles really agitates me. Here is the link: http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/ ... of-destiny
A team of destiny? Really?
In April and May it was "wait until June they will be in last place", then in June it was "wait until the All Star break they won't be over .500", then after the All Star break it was "they won't be around at the end of August", and even after proving everyone wrong it's now "well, maybe they are destined to make the playoffs".
I just don't get it. Even in that article he discounts the Orioles were "for real" until their last 30 games. They have been solid every month and only had one losing month so far this season.
It's just sad that even if they do end up in the playoffs they won't ever be recognized for anything other than being a cinderella team or a team of destiny. As if a team can play cinderella for 162 games, what a joke.
I guess the Rays had to go through this until they were good for multiple years in a row but it still sucks.