The bar has been raised. Expectations are higher. The
But Orioles fans, take a step back, back to this spring, when you weren't asking for a postseason berth. You were just asking for hope.
So in the middle of a playoff race, take a second. Take a second to enjoy the Orioles' next win.
As the Orioles go for a series sweep of the
More importantly, it ends the Orioles' streak of 14 losing seasons, something that most fans would have been happy with at the beginning of the season.
So take a step back, enjoy the fact that the expectations have suddenly been raised in Birdland, but think back to just a few months ago, when you were asking yourself, "Is .500 too much to ask?"