I just walked in from the game tonight. I will have a more coherent post tomorrow, but this first.
This is why 2011 is different than 2010. In 2010, the Orioles lose that game and we are talking about the big bad Red Sox once again. But the 2011 Orioles won this game.
After giving up a 4-0 lead in the ninth capped off by a three-run jack off of the bat of the hated Kevin Youkilis the Orioles came up to bat against flamethrower closer-in-waiting Daniel Bard and manufactured the winning run through great AB's and smart baserunning. Even a close call at the plate that went against the Orioles could not hold them back as Vladimir Guerrero knocked in the go-ahead run and Kevin Gregg closed the game out easily to earn the save as the Orioles win 5-4.
They win the series. They go for the sweep tomorrow.
Tonight you could feel fire fire returning. It is a great feeling.