Well, that’s what I always call them.
As I watched the second half of their game tonight , I was kind of hoping the Rangers would come back and win – for no other reason than I get a kick out of seeing Nolan Ryan sit in his seat scowling. Instead, I guess I’ll have to get a kick out of seeing Buck Showalter stand in his dugout looking intense.
I think it was inevitable that the Yankees and Orioles would square off in Round 1 of the postseason. The O’s have had a charmed season and they, not the Red Sox or the Rays, have been our nemeses. Their pitching has vastly improved and their bats are as lively as ever, and they’re just plain tough. But unlike Arlington, Baltimore will have lots of fans wearing pinstriped jerseys and after so many games at Camden Yards our boys will feel at home. I hope.
All I know is that I’ve been trying to relax since we clinched and now just typing this post is making me nervous. I was so caught up in our winning the division that I forgot the ALDS always sends me into panic mode. It’s such a short series. Every inning matters, every at bat, every pitch.
CC, I’m begging you. Be really, really good on Sunday.