Orioles are playing gleeful spoilers

Baltimore trolls Boston with Andino profile pic

October 1st, 2021

Curses, apparently, are real. Just check with the Orioles as every 10 years it is their solemnly sworn duty to upset the entire postseason picture.

Perhaps you remember it: On Sept. 28, 2011 -- the famous Game 162 day -- the Red Sox simply needed to beat the Orioles to secure their postseason place. Instead, Robert Andino dropped a walk-off RBI single right in front of a diving Carl Crawford to beat Boston and end their season.

Last year, Andino even looked back on the day -- giving a blow-by-blow of the events and his role as the modern Bucky Dent.

Well, the Orioles did it again. On Tuesday, the Red Sox entered the series against the Orioles with a slim half-game lead for the second Wild Card spot and were surely hoping to win the series against the 107-loss Orioles. Instead, Baltimore won two out of three, defeating Boston, 6-2, on Thursday night to put the Mariners in a deadlock tie with Boston for the final postseason spot.

How did they celebrate and/or troll the entire city of Boston? Why, they changed their Twitter avatar to Andino's smiling portrait:

The O's aren't done playing spoiler just yet, either: They play the Blue Jays this weekend, who are one game out of the second Wild Card. A few more Baltimore victories and they can ruin another team's October dreams.