What Beating the Yankees in the AL East Would Mean to Baltimore

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What Beating the Yankees in the AL East Would Mean to Baltimore
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September’s air is growing crisp like it was in April. School has begun in earnest, as the once imposing sunlight grants less time for children to play with friends outside.

Tree leaves have not yet begun to turn. But hints of red amber, orange and gold will soon present themselves in grand fashion.

True, it is football season in Baltimore, which is exhilarating in its own right. But unlike the past 15 years, baseball season is also alive and well in Birdland.  

With just 15 games to play, the Baltimore Orioles have surpassed all talk of surpassing expectations.

With excellent leadership, steely resolve and brotherhood, this team is not only on the verge of the postseason; it is also in a dead heat with the New York Yankees for the AL East crown.

While the fog of Baltimore's season has yet to lift, the Birds winning the division would create a three-ringed ripple effect throughout Charm City.

Besides attracting key free agents and bringing revenue to local businesses, here is how their win would affect others.

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