I don't know about you guys, but I'm kinda freaking out here.
We're tied for a wildcard spot in mid-August, we're 4.5 games out of the division lead, we're the hottest team in baseball (with Detroit losing tonight), we have possibly the hottest hitter in the majors (Markakis), the team is averaging 1 to 2 amazing, "game of the year" type wins seemingly every week, the starting pitching seems to flirt with a shutout almost every nite, the bullpen rattles off complete games worth of scoreless streaks (9 scoreless innings last nite) like it's going out of style, the Yankees are in the midst of a brutal stretch of games, while we've got 7 games against teams with losing records (KC, Boston) on tap, we have a 5.5 game lead over the Red Sox (!!), the national sports press is forced to eat crow about their constant predictions of an imminent O's collapse on an almost nightly basis, Matt Wieters seems to be finally blossoming into the offensive force we've all expected him to become and Adam Jones has already arrived, Chen is outpitching Darvish on 1/1000th of his salary and now Manny Machado is about to make his major league debut!!!
What a GREAT time to be an O's fan!
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