The Orioles are now 3-0, on the road, against the defending AL East Champs. This is not only the best possible outcome, but in my mind the most outrageous. The Orioles are in sole possession of first place in the AL East. I believe right now they embody WINNING! I can't even remember the last time I was so excited about the Orioles.
The Orioles pitching has been spectacular! The defense has been great. And the offense is getting it done. I know this is a small sample size, but this team looks really good. I feel validated in my ridiculous off season hopes and dreams of winning season. It's early, but I'm giddy and even more in love with Buck then I was at the end of last season. This is a man who does not tolerate losing. He makes ridiculous comments to fire up the team and the fans. Really, he says everything I want to hear.
Actually, right now the pretty much every Oriole is making me fall in love with them. We need to revel in this winning. If being an Orioles fan has taught me anything, it's that you have to savor the good times. This is a team we can cheer for. I can't explain how excited I am for tomorrow.
For me, the home opener is a holiday of sorts. It means baseball is really here. I don't have tickets this year but will definitely be getting in on the celebratory atmosphere and will be getting in my first game of the season later this week. It was much harder than usual to get a ticket this year. I'm guessing I'm not the only one filled with an intense feeling of hope and goodwill. I hope everyone out there will be cheering hard for our O's tomorrow. Let's see how far this we can go on this wild ride!