A whole generation has grown up knowing the Orioles as a losing baseball team. This season, the Birds finally put that to rest. With a combination of great management (Buck Showalter), veterans (Adam Jones, Matt Wieters) and rising stars (Manny Machado), the Orioles not only finished with a winning record, but won a couple playoff games too. And, at 20, Oriole Park at Camden Yards proved it's still one of the best places in the nation to watch a game. What a year to be a baseball fan in Baltimore.
Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun
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