Here's a roundup of what other media outlets are saying about the
' win over the
in Game 2 of the
Division Series and more:
• CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman
And why not?
• Tom Verducci of SI.com has a few tidbits on Monday night's game,
But these are the Orioles, who somehow win close games without any style points. With the 3-2 win in Game 2, Baltimore is now 30-9 in one-run games. That's just absurd. And this was only the fifth time they won a one-run game without a home run.
• ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews
The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles have now played 20 games against each other this season.
Each has won 10 of those games and lost 10 of those games. The run differential over those 20 meetings is a scant two runs: 99 for the Yankees, 97 for the Orioles.
And after Monday night's 3-2 Orioles victory at Camden Yards, the American League Division Series is knotted at one game apiece.
recaps the entire game,
[Monday night], the Orioles even the series after the Yankees failed to provide offense behind a strong showing from pitcher Andy Pettitte. Zach Schonbrun, with help from Times reporters and editors, offered up updates and live analysis from Camden Yards during Game 2 of the A.L. division series.
• George A. King III of the New York Post talks with infamous Yankees fan Jeffrey Maier, who -- good news, Orioles fans --
Orioles fans can sleep well knowing Jeffrey Maier isn't going anywhere near the Yankees-O's ALDS.
"Tell them I am going to watch it sitting in my living room over the fireplace on a Samsung," Maier told The Post from his southern New Hamphsire home Saturday night.
Maier, now 28, was a 12-year-old sitting in the right-field seats at Yankee Stadium for Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS between the Yankees and Orioles. With Baltimore ahead, 4-3, Derek Jeter lofted a fly ball to right that Maier got a hand on while appearing to having his arms over the wall and in play with Tony Tarasco waiting to catch it.
's Brian Costa
The era of the crusty, all-powerful, all-knowing manager is over. Nowadays, new-school front offices view the manager as a mere middleman, like some kind of deputy regional sales manager. Players view them with increasingly less reverence. Nobody calls them "skipper" anymore.
But Baltimore is different. Baltimore is a relic. Fans, players and team executives alike are all true believers in the Cult of Buck.
The Orioles' slogan is "BUCKle Up," with the first name of manager Buck Showalter in all caps. It is displayed on billboards over highways, on signs around Camden Yards and on T-shirts worn by players.
• Newsday's Anthony Rieber writes about
As catcher Matt Wieters grew up, so did the Baltimore Orioles.
Wieters was the fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft. He suffered through some growing pains after making the majors in 2009, but he was an All-Star in 2011 and again this season.
The Orioles lost 93 games in 2011. They won 93 along with the AL wild-card game in 2012.
• Before Game 2, Grantland's Shane Ryan discussed the Orioles-Yankees series,
But here's the thing -- I was certain, in a way that most people will find smug, that the Yankees wouldn't lose to the Orioles. They're our little brother. They can't win.