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Can baseball get any greater for O's fans and me? [Commentary]

At a time when football of all levels seem to dominate channel after channel on our televisions, may I say this? What a week of baseball we witnessed last week.

As I revealed to any and all last week, I have been a Kansas City Royals fan for a long time.

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That said, whether you root for the Orioles, Nationals, Yankees or anyone else, and you watched the two American League Division Series, how can you not think that the game of baseball is great?

Over a week ago is when it all began. We watched Kansas City pull off the improbable, winning in extra innings despite trailing 7-3 in the eighth inning.

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Since then, I, a Royals fan, and Orioles fans have been treated to some great baseball. I say again, regardless of who you root for, these two series were nothing short of unbelievable.

Who seriously would have thought that the Orioles could sweep the Tigers and the Royals sweep the Angels? Be honest.

But, that's what happened and now we know what the next part of the rest of the story is. The Royals will be in Baltimore this Friday and if you're lucky enough to already have a ticket, good for you.

If not, dig deep into your wallet. A quick look on StubHub shows a ticket to stand and watch is more than $180. I said stand, folks.

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A little further look will show you that seats to actually sit in will cost you anywhere from $260 to more than $1,600 per seat.

Look, I know it's a big deal and playoff games don't come around all that often, but I believe my sofa and LED TV will do us just fine. It's worked very well, so far.

The excitement is beyond believable. What will happen in this best-of-seven series? Can either the Orioles or the Royals keep playing the level of baseball they displayed in their respective sweeps?

Like most of you, I have no clue. I'm just thinking it's going to a great League Championship Series between two teams that are starving for another trip to the World Series.

I'm not going to make any predictions except that the team that wins four games will represent the American League in the big show. Sorry.

Anyway, baseball is not the only thing happening around here. Back to football. Aberdeen and Bel Air are the two remaining unbeatens. Havre de Grace was poised to join them, until North Harford scored 15 unanswered points in the game's final few minutes.

Bel Air will visit Havre de Grace this Friday in what is a big game for both. Not just because of the UCBAC divisional play, but with five weeks in the books, it's time to start keeping an eye on regional playoff possibilities.

Entering week six, both the Bobcats and Warriors are in the top four of their respective classifications. Havre de Grace is on top of Class 1A East standings, while Bel Air is second behind Aberdeen in 3A North.

Just those three are in position to reach the playoffs, but there are five more games for each.

Get out and support the student-athletes. You might enjoy it.

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