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Baseball is Here…When’s the NFL Draft Again?

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With the start of the Orioles season upon us, Baltimore fans can get excited about baseball for three months and then start looking forward to football training camps after the All-Star game.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Orioles dearly. I remember every detail about the first time my dad and uncle took me to Camden Yards, and I’m pretty sure I know Oriole Park better than my own apartment.

The fact remains, though, that after 11 consecutive losing seasons (a streak bested only by the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates, which I will contend is karma for the city of Pittsburgh), Orioles fans can only get but so excited about baseball.

Even if the Orioles do well for the first half of the season (see: 2004), any Orioles fan that’s paid attention for the past decade will be waiting for the other shoe to drop.

The Ravens on the other hand, are a shining beacon for the city of Baltimore as to how a professional team should be run. The Orioles have no problem delivering on their promises of a losing season (in fact, they’ve gotten quite good at that).

We expect a losing season from the Ravens and all we get is a conference championship.

Ether way, I’d like to welcome the O’s back and say I look forward to spending many a day down at the ballpark. There’s no delusion this year, we’re still rebuilding, but it looks like we’re on the right track. At the very least we’ll have an exciting outfield to watch.

Baseball is America’s pastime, and until the O’s put a winner on the field, it’ll be used by Charm City to pass the time until training camp rolls around.

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