Enough is enough. The Orioles and the Rays have had their fun. They've been winning their cute little 1-run games and playing their smallball, and getting everybody at ESPN all hot bothered over them catching the big, bad Yankees in the division while the Yankees stepped on their collective dicks these past few weeks. And that's all well and good. It makes for some exciting TV and gives us bloggers more material to write about in the final month.
But play time is over. It stopped last night, and starting tonight it's time to really see what these scrappy little teams have behind their cups. The O's came in and beat up the Yankees in New York, now let's see them defend their home turf here in crunch time and prove they're really the better team now that the Yankees are starting to pick themselves up.
The vomit's already on the sweater, people. It's been there since the Chicago series. But the Yanks started doing some of the things they haven't been doing last night, and a second chance at putting the Orioles in their place is just what they need to really get going in the right direction heading into the postseason. The Horse is back, Teix is getting better, Andy is throwing to live batters, and shit's about to get real in these final 3 weeks. Fuck the Orioles, fuck the Rays, and fuck the Free World. The 26-game season starts tonight and I hope the O's are ready for it.
If something's gonna happen with this AL East shit, it needs to happen now.
P.S.- I'm almost too white for my own good.
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