OK, so the Birds beat up on Boston a bit. That's great, but there's still a lot of baseball to play. Sure there is! At the time of this writing, the Orioles still have 92 games on the schedule including the red-hot Tigers, who are next on the docket. The AL East has four teams with winning records and is, top to bottom, the best division in baseball, so this is hardly a two-team race. The Rays have stellar pitching, and the Yankees are still the Yankees, so expect some big-name hired guns to show up in pinstripes between now and the July 31 trade deadline, and even the last place Blue Jays have won five-straight and look poised to threaten relevance. Still, at the moment, Boston is the team to beat, and it sure is nice to get that bean-eating, lobster-flavored monkey off our backs. Want to know how far off our backs we got it? Red Sox starter Jon Lester had owned the Orioles, going a Globetrotters-over-Generals 14-0 against them in his first 20 head-to-head starts. On Father's Day, the Orioles beat him for the second time in a row. They got that monkey off their backs, whacked it with a stick, stuck it in a pot, boiled it alive, and took the time to realize it's not nearly as good as steamed crabs.