It's been tough to be an Orioles fan recently.

OK, the last couple of years.


Alright, since Bill Clinton was into his second term.

But, as badly as things have gotten here in the past decade, be glad you're not Seymour Steinberg.

Seymour, who is 79 years young, sells cotton candy and water ice in Philadelphia, where he has plied his trade since 1954.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Seymour Steinberg believes that he has personally witnessed more than 2,000 losses since he first started watching the Phillies in 1936 at Connie Mack Stadium, two stadiums ago.

If that's not bad enough, Seymour says that he has either seen or listened to more than half of the 9.999 losses the Phillies have racked up in the 123-plus seasons the franchise has been in existence.

That is, by far, a record number of setbacks for an American pro sports team. So, the next time you feel sorry for yourself as an Oriole fan, just remember, it could be worse.

You could live in Philadelphia.

But then, you wouldn't need to be a baseball fan to celebrate that fact.