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Life is unfair. But, if you're an Orioles fan, you already know that.

The New York Yankees won their 27th World Series last night. They beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, in Game 6, and the new Yankees Stadium erupted. The fans hugged each other and cried, the Yankees players hugged each other and cried, I hugged myself and cried.

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Well, not really. But I hate the Yankees. I feel like crying whenever they win.

Still, it was inevitable that the season finish this way. The Yankees were the best team in baseball -- the best team money could buy AGAIN. Last night it was the almost forgotten Hideki Matsui who delivered the death blows to the Phillies: six RBIs. A two-run homer in the second inning, a two-run single in the third, a two-run double in the fifth.

And this is a guy the Yankees aren't even sure they'll bring back next year.

It's enough to make you weep. The Orioles, meanwhile, aren't sure if they'll bring back Rich Hill.

The irony of that is enough to make you weep, too.

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