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Give the Orioles their due on the printed page

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I get it that The Sun is no longer a Baltimore-based company but rather a part of one of America's media giants. But since the paper is still about Baltimore, I think the American League standings in the Sports section could at least express a little hometown pride.

In a recent edition, for example, both the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay were listed above the Orioles, even though their stats were identical, right down to the respective teams' winning percentages.

Just for the record, Toronto also had the same exact record. At least we were listed a little higher than the Blue Jays.

But why not put Baltimore at the top of the list? Maybe flirting with first place is a pipe dream that will be long gone by the All Star break. But for the moment this long-time fan would appreciate seeing the O's right where they belong — at the top of the American League East.

Bill Snitcher, Linthicum

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