NEW YORK – The Orioles keep trying to win games while hoping that perspective isn’t lost on their 2022 season.
They were supposed to lose 100 games again. At least. They were supposed to curse the new lottery system for the right to pick first in the 2023 draft.
To be in contention for a wild card on the last day of September was a monumental achievement. The final record can’t chop it down.
The Orioles could hit a wall instead of running the table and they’d still be worthy of gushing praise.
The Mariners’ win over the Athletics, past midnight and about 30 minutes into October, eliminated the Orioles from the wild card race. It finally happened, with only five games left.