For your consideration, from the ESPN 2012 MLB Preview –
Best-case scenario: Left-handers Brian Matusz and Zach Britton make major strides before the team is crushed under the weight of a powerful division. For the sixth straight year, Baltimore fails to win 70 games; for the 15th straight year, the team has a losing record. Yes, this is the best-case scenario.
The Orioles won their 69th game of the year tonight behind another strong performance from Steve Johnson. The Orioles beat the Blue Jays 8-2. The Orioles are 12 games over .500, one short of their season high.
The Orioles are four games behind the Yankees and half a game behind the Rays. They are tied for the second wild card spot with Oakland.
This team was left for dead before the season started. They were given zero chance, they had zero hope.
These zeroes are proving a lot of people wrong, and it is amazing to watch.