The Baltimore Orioles had been so bad for so long.
The last time they won even 70 games was 2006.
Every year under the "GB" column in the AL East, you could find numbers like 27...30...28...
They hadn't had a winning season since 1997, back when Mark McGwire hit 58 homers and Tony Gwynn hit .361 and Roger Clemens had 21 wins.
Of course it's silly to talk about other teams' losing ways on a Cubs blog, but still.
Then last year they won 93 games, got in the wild card, beat the Rangers and then lost to the Yankees in the division series 2 games to 3.
Those guys were on such a good ride, and then...it ended.
And that's when manager Buck Showalter had to sit in the brightly colored room with all those cameras and the Gatorade placement and talk about why they lost.
I can't remember what he said, but man that is one tough place to have to sit.
The "how come" room.
As in "how come you did this?" and "how come you did that?"
The last time a Cubs manager sat there I believe he said, "Fellas, what can you do?"
Okay, what else?
They apparently found Ryan Braun's name on another document at the Steroid Club or whatever that Florida clinic is called.
It's on a list right under Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera.
And next to "Ryan Braun" it says "1500" which is apparently a cash figure for something he may have bought there. The same kind of something that ARod or Melky may have bought.
Not proof of anything of course, but you know that how that old saying goes:
"Where there's smoke, there's probably a pathological liar who took a bunch of steroids and made a billion dollars with it."
Lastly, Jorge Soler musta hit one monster of a homer at his first batting practice, since they wrote a whole story about it and Dale Sveum compared his swing to Cliff Floyd's.
Man, I like stories like that.