Another season has come and gone. Baseball is still being played, but not in Baltimore. The Orioles suffered through a 12th consecutive losing season, and just barely avoided losing 100 games for the first time since 1988.
The powerhouses of the AL East proved to be too much for the O's once again, as the New York Yankees ran away with the division crown and the Boston Red Sox entered the post-season with the Wild Card. The Orioles finished the season with a 24-48 division record, and placed last for the second straight year. The Birds (64-98) had the worst record in the AL, and only two teams in all of baseball lost more games than the O's in 2009.
The season wasn't a total flop, though. The Orioles grew as a team, and a multitude of young kids got a chance to show their stuff in the Majors. There's still a lot to look forward to in 2010 and beyond.
Like we say in Baltimore..."We'll get em' next year!"