Rob Long: Ready For The Weekend
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The Baltimore Orioles have made it so far from the All-Star Break losing only the first series after the mid-summer classic. I accidentally made a statement on the Vinny and Rob Show that they had not lost a series and true to form, my faithful listeners corrected me. That’s not sarcasm. Swear.
Now, after winning two out of three from the Toronto Blue Jays on the road, the team comes back home for a three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards are hunting for October themselves just one game back of the first place Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central and need to keep winning as they’re in a battle with San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati for the two National League Wild Card spots.
As if baseball was not a good enough reason for checking out the Birds this weekend, the club will celebrate their 60th anniversary of coming to Baltimore from, you guessed it, St. Louis. I asked the Baltimore Orioles Director of Communications Greg Bader if it was a coincidence for the O’s to use this series to celebrate and he stated that once they 2014 schedule was announced, they saw the series against the Cardinals as being a perfect opportunity.
This is the time to celebrate the Oriole careers of Doug DeCinces and Oriole Magic along with sweet swinging Ken Singleton. This is also a time to celebrate this club being in first place this deep into the season. O’s fans who’ve sat through so many bad years deserve this. I don’t care if you jump off board. I’m not a subscriber to the “Don’t Get Back On The Bandwagon” theory. Sports is entertainment and while I continued to go to the games during those years, this team was not very entertaining. In case you haven’t noticed, they are now.
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