Bob Haynie: Orioles Roll To AL East Crown

The Baltimore Orioles made it look easy on Tuesday night as they blasted the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 at Camden Yards to win the American League’s Eastern division championship for the first time since 1997. They also got to celebrate a division clincher at home for the first time since 1969.

To say it was an exciting night might be somewhat of an understatement.

The crowd at Pickles Pub was definitely feeling the positive vibe prior to the game as they celebrated with both food and drink. As usual, loyal listeners stopped by the 105.7 the Fan table to say high to me, Terry Ford and former Oriole Joe Orsulak.

Pickles has been good to us over the last four seasons and I was happy to be able to enjoy the pennant winner with the fine people there. I can’t wait to see what it will be like there during the playoffs, quite frankly.

As for the Orioles making it look easy, we all know that hasn’t been the case. Injuries and suspensions have hit them as hard as any team in baseball. Yet, they continue to persevere and find ways to win ball games.

They have completely dominated their division in 2014. Heading into Wednesday night’s game against the Blue Jays, the Orioles are 42-23 against the AL East.

Now that they have clinched the division and a spot in the ALDS, the Birds now set their sites on the L.A. Angels for the right to be the top seed in the playoffs. The Orioles (91-60) currently trail the Angels (94-57) by three games for the best record in baseball.

One goal has been reached, but there is plenty left to do for the Baltimore Orioles.

They’re ready for the challenge.
 


 

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