Tom is right about Terry Crowley but wrong that the Orioles are “the worst team of 2010 and potentially the worst team of modern times.” The Pirates are 4.5 games ahead of us, sure. But they’ve scored the same putrid number of runs we have and allowed 20 more. They’re a titanically crappy team that’s lucky enough to be playing .350 ball. What’s more, they’re doing it in the NL Central, not the AL East; the Orioles have played 68% of their games against winning teams, as against 56% for the Bucs. And the winning teams in our division include the three best in baseball.
None of this will be much comfort if we actually lose 120 games. But I don’t think we will!