Drat. One game back with two games left to play. Not what anyone was hoping for, I’m sure.
The Orioles are actually only half a game back as I write this, but the Yankees are up 10-2 in the eighth inning and the odds of them managing to blow that are exponentially low. The team had some of that comeback fire we’ve gotten accustomed to in Baltimore, but in the end they fell short tonight. It was a bad night to fall short.
Just for that, Orioles, I give thee a Marina:
That aside, the Yankees game ended whilst I was writing this and it’s official – the Orioles are one game back. I really don’t know if I like the idea of the team having to take part in a one-game playoff, namely because baseball just doesn’t feel like a one-and-done sport to me. For the Orioles to have achieved this much over the course of just one season and to then suddenly be potentially eliminated in just one game doesn’t feel right.
This is why you should go and tell our Red Sox writers to go and yell at the Sox to win. (Ignore the part where I’m one of them and make occasional contributions to the site. You can tell me stuff here.) We need to make alliances of sorts at this time of the year as fanbases – there’s nothing that Sox fans and Orioles fans alike would love to see more now than the Yankees losing. Teams can’t make alliances in the same way since there are no guarantees in sports, but I’d love to see some shared spirit between the Orioles and the Red Sox for the remainder of the regular season. Fighting spirit, you know.
A girl can hope at this point, right? I’m just glad that this team earned a postseason spot yesterday. They deserve that, at least.