Prepare for dingers, dingers, dingers with the Orioles postseason preview
The Orioles are a team without half-measures. They crush home runs (a league-leading 253), but don't steal bases (19, fewest since the Tigers stole only 17 in 1972). Their starting pitching struggled with a 5.15 ERA in the first half, until they completely turned it around over the last two months. And now, they're going to the playoffs. If they follow this process, they'll either win the World Series or disappear entirely.
But how did they get here?
Most memorable home run
Which is the much better version of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
Most impressive individual game performance:
Every day you watch the Orioles, you're likely to see something amazing from
Of course, special mention should be made of Zach Britton. Though he doesn't have one standout game -- as he usually pitches only one inning, thanks to his bowling ball of a sinker -- Britton set the reliever record with an 0.55 ERA.
Most entertaining dugout presence:
While the Orioles put the pie-to-the-face to rest in 2016, how could the man who originated it not keep his title? He pretended to sob after having a home run stolen:
Took a fake swing at
And did his best to steal
There may not be pies, but there's still plenty of fun.
Now then, care to find out just which Oriole you are? Take the quiz below: