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Deadspin: Root for the Baltimore Orioles in the playoffs

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I think they write these for every team or most of the teams in the playoffs, so it's not as much an endorsement as it is a team profile.

I did laugh at this part:

Last week, with the Orioles threatening to sleepwalk into their open grave in a crucial series with Toronto, Kim lived up to his theme song by coming on as a ninth-inning pinch hitter, fouling off a string of tough pitches, and, since he is an Oriole, launching the ninth pitch he saw into the bullpen for the go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-2 victory. Scoring ahead of him was Michael Bourn, a late-season add-on who will be around in the postseason because he also gets on base and, in 24 games, has stolen two bases, good for second place in the team’s stolen-base leaderboard.

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Pretty accurate description of the paradoxical O's: "Between the all-or-nothing offense and the roulette-wheel rotation, the team’s streakiness or its split personality make sense."

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