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When I was on Sportsline last night with Brett Hollander (WBAL/1090AM), a guy actually called into the program claiming to be a Cincinnati Reds fan and insisted that Orioles fans are better off than Reds fans because they aren't going to be terribly disappointed when their currently first-place team falls off the map.

Yes, I'm pretty sure Orioles fans are counting their blessings right now that the O's aren't playing way over their heads and leading the American League East.

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The Reds have won nine of their last 10 games and are a half-game ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. I can't imagine the pain that Reds fans are being forced to endure right now, worrying about the possibility that their team will not ultimately win the division title.

It's so much better to be totally hopeless, because when you go to Camden Yards, you can have a whole row of seats to yourself.

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