Wooohooo! They clinched it tonight! The last time the Baltimore Orioles, my favorite team going back to when I was eight years old, won the Division title was 1997. And in the intervening years there were 14 consecutive losing seasons, and a good portion of them in last place. Fourteen years is a quarter of my life. You don’t know the blood, sweat, and tears I’ve shed for my Orioles.
But tonight they did it!!!!! American League Eastern Division Champions! Here's a great little video of some of the season's highlights.
And they did it with still two weeks to go until the playoffs. I can’t wait. The rest of these games aren’t going to be meaningful. Just give the starters rest while keeping them sharp. If I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow I would be popping a bottle of Champagne myself!