There’s been a constant general discussion among baseball fans nearly all season about one team in particular:

How are the Baltimore Orioles doing it?

Going into the beginning of the season, the Orioles, on paper, appeared to be headed for a season in which they would struggle to win more than 62 games.

Fast-forward to present day: The Birds are two wins from 90, leading the AL wild-card race and giving the New York Yankees a run for their money at staking a claim as the beast of the AL East.

No one could have called it. It defies logic. But it’s happening.

Here comes the next question: Are the Orioles actually a good team, or has it just been one of those years for them where EVERYTHING goes their way?

I believe they’re a good team. I believe they’ve turned the corner as a franchise. And here’s why.

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