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There is no joy in Baltimore [Commentary]
There is no joy in Baltimore [Commentary]

"There is no joy in Mudville," goes the famous refrain. "Mighty Casey has struck out." That poem, written by Ernest Thayer in 1888, has a particularly bitter resonance in Baltimore these days. After an exciting and wildly successful season, our Orioles struck out — both figuratively and literally. All sorts of reasons for their four straight losses to the Kansas City Royals are being advanced. The Royals outplayed them in almost every facet of the game, especially in clutch hitting, fielding and their "lights out" relief pitching. The Royals had the baseball gods on their side. Indeed, if you look back to the first two innings of the first two games in...

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