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An ode to the O's and baseball

An ode to the O's and baseball

Baseball is a game of metrics and measures. A quick Internet search will give you Ty Cobb's career batting average (.366), Cy Young's earned run average (2.63) and the number of home runs Frank Robinson hit in his career (586). Every moment of every season is measured and analyzed, captured for posterity. We've been collecting baseball data for so long that we can predict, with some certainty, the outcome of a season before it even starts. Based on the numbers, there was no reason to think that the 2016 season would end with the Orioles in contention for anything other than a middle of the pack finish. So why even watch, or more importantly, why believe?

Like every Birds fan this...