7 reasons to watch the Orioles [Pictures]
With the Orioles showing flashes of brilliance in late summer, it's time for some meaningful fall baseball. --By Brandon Weigel
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7 reasons to watch the Orioles, not preseason football( Getty Images / August 22, 2012 )
Back in May, amidst one of the hottest starts to the local baseball season in recent memory, we offered you 20 reasons to fall (back) in love with the Orioles.
There were times afterward when it felt like the team would make us fall out of love all over again. But, here we are, and the Birds are still in the thick of the playoff race.
In seasons past, July and August were the nadir, the point when the Orioles were so far out of contention that Baltimoreans could be forgiven for not giving their full attention to hapless baseball. We certainly love the Ravens and can't wait for the regular season to start. But before it does, let's not lose sight of the Baltimore Orioles, who are poised to break a string of 14 straight losing seasons and possibly land a playoff berth.