After a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees to start off the second half of the season, there is much excitement buzzing around Baltimore. And for good reason.
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-36 going into Tuesday's action, good for second in the AL East. They're two-and-a-half games behind the Boston Red Sox and three-and-a-half ahead of the third-place Tampa Bay Rays.
If the season were to end today, the O's would grab the second wild-card spot and have to travel to Oakland to face the A's in the one-game playoff, who lead them by a game in the wild-card standings.
It is as plain as day to anyone who watches the Orioles play that they're having fun playing together, as a team, and though they need some help in the starting pitching department, they're a serious threat to take the division.
This upcoming second half should be a lot of fun for both the team and their fans.