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You have to look past the Orioles' spring training record
You have to look past the Orioles' spring training record

The Orioles will reach the mathematical halfway point in the Grapefruit League exhibition season on Wednesday and one characteristic of last year's team remains very much in evidence. Team Counterintuitive is at it again. If you were to look at the 4-12 exhibition record, which just happens to equal the worst spring record in the major leagues, you might assume the Orioles were battling through all sorts of tricky issues to get ready for the regular season. And, of course, you would be wrong, because the Orioles are never that easy to figure out. Remember how they turned the statistical probabilities upside down on their way to the American League Championship Series? Go back...

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