Orioles fans have been waiting for weeks for the club to start showing signs of last year's mojo, but it's pretty obvious that this year's team does not have that magic horseshoe hidden somewhere in the dugout. Wednesday night's game was another disappointing example in which the Orioles jumped ahead and then watched helplessly as fate turned another late-inning lead into another discouraging one-run loss. The Orioles hit the ball hard on a number of occasions against John Lackey (pictured giving up a homer to Chris Davis) and the Red Sox rallied and won the game with a bunch of bloop hits and ground balls through the infield. In other words, the baseball gods have a new favorite team. (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)
Each week of the 2013 baseball season, Peter Schmuck gives his take on four subjects involving the Orioles, then clears the bases with a final thought.