TORONTO -- The
There was no celebration, just the normal post-game procedure. Even the booming music that usually accompanies a big win -- especially on the road -- wasn't there.
Business as usual for the 2012 Orioles. Full of suprises.
They've taken the attitude of their manager,
"I don't," Showalter said before Tuesday's game. "It's not overanalytical. It isn't I think our guys have a respect for how short the distance is between the penthouse and the outhouse. You know that expression, ignorance is bliss?"
And the Orioles have adopted Showalter's never-too-high, never-too-low mentality.
"We’re just having fun," said first baseman
With 27 games to go, the Orioles know that September has just begun. They will arrive home after tomorrow's series finale facing four games against the
"It’s definitey exciting but we understand we have a long way to go," said left-hander
"We want to come out and have a good game [Wednesday]," he added. "We have a couple of big series coming up and we want to continue being consistent. The starting pitching had done a great job. The offense, they went on a tear tonight. Keep doing what we're doing. We're on a good run, but I think our heads are in the right spot. We're not looking too far ahead. We focusing on the moment."
For a team that's never been in this situation -- Britton was 10 the last time the Orioles were in the playoffs -- they are taking their cues from Showalter, who knows what it's like to win.