The Orioles started the season off by winning four straight games and six of their first seven. We couldn't help but wonder if the Orioles might be contenders in 2011. Then they lost seven straight games, including three to the Indians. Now we can't help but wonder if it's going to be another long summer in Baltimore.
So which of those two teams is the real Orioles? The one that got great starting pitching, came through with timely hitting and avoided miscues during that 6-1 start? Or the one with inconsistent pitching, a nonexistent offense and the ire of the baseball gods seemingly working against it?
You tell me: Are these the real Orioles we are watching right now? Or are they more like the team we saw early in 2011?