The Orioles lost to the Yankees, who've been to the playoffs 16 of the last 17 seasons and have the highest payroll in baseball. If you were to take the Yankees payroll of $197,962,289 this year, then subtract the Orioles $81,428,999 and the reigning World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals' payroll of $110,300,862, you'd still have $6,232,428. That's enough to buy 804,184 Natty Bohs at Camden Yards (plus a $2 tip). To give you some perspective, if you were to line up those 804,184 Bohs end to end, it would be enough beer to last me five 15-inning games. And what did the Yankees' extra $116,533,290 and 16 playoff appearances get them? One win. This season, our baby Birds played the Yanks 23 times; the Yanks won 12 and O's won 11.