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O, How Sweet It Is

The Orioles have the best record in baseball. Do you care?

The Orioles have the best record in baseball.

OK, let that sink in for a second.

After defeating the Red Sox in 17 innings Sunday in one of the wackiest games in recent memory, the Orioles return home Monday to host the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers.

First pitch is 7:05 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tickets are still available to see Brian Matusz and the Birds try to continue their winning ways.

So the question I ask you, Parkville-Overlea: do you care?

Will there be a buzz at the ballpark tonight? Or will the team struggle to reach half-capacity at the beautiful baseball cathedral like it has for the better part of 14 consecutive losing seasons?

The 19-9 Orioles return home on a high—with the best record in the majors. They just swept the Red Sox at Fenway Park after winning two-of-three against the Yankees in the Bronx. They're playing a club that has represented the American League well in the postseason in each of the last two Octobers.

Are you wearing orange today?

Have the Orioles become a topic of water cooler conversation this May at your workplace like the Ravens in the fall and winter?

TELL US: How do you feel about the Orioles hot start to the 2012 season? Is this another "Why Not?" season like 1989? Or another thrilling start to be followed by a collosal crash like 2005? Leave a comment.

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