The Orioles have been losers the last 14 years. They'll crash any day, you say. They have a lot more winning to do before you'll buy a ticket and cheer for them. But do you remember the last time you tried to change your losing ways? Bet it wasn't easy to break a habit.
This year the O's are magical and fearless. As the classic underdog, they are a formidable force for justice for the little and forgotten people. They win games that confound the most knowledgeable baseball fan. Players with minuscule batting averages hit home runs. Pitchers who spend years in the minors look unbeatable. What's going on? The O's have discovered what people are capable of when they work as a team, root for each other, believe in the possible, see the positives, and are led by a manager who stresses living the moment.