That’s it. I can’t deny it anymore.
The Orioles are real; to deny it at this point is to deny math, logic and reality.
The Birds did get beaten up by the Rangers a bit, but who hasn’t. The Orioles still have the second-best record in the American League, lead the league in homers, are getting solid starting pitching and shut down bullpen work.
This is not a fluke. Repeat, this is not a fluke.
I am completely comfortable making this declaration, I am not worried about jinxing anything or anyone. The Orioles are just good.
Fact: The Orioles have won 13 of their last 14 games. That includes series wins against New York, Oakland, Chicago and Toronto. It includes a series sweep in Boston, despite Boston’s woes the Orioles made a real statement that weekend.
Fact: The Orioles went on the road through New York and Boston and won five of six. In addition, the one game they lost the Birds lost by a score of 2-1.
Fact: This is not a function of a weak schedule. The Orioles have the sec...