I've Just Had An Epiphany
The Giants are 74-82, making their best possible record 80-82. However, Barry Bonds is back after missing most of the season, and the Giants are 8-2 in games where Bonds starts this season, which means that they could win this thing.
If the Giants - or any other team - won the World Series after going under .500 during the course of the 162 game regular season, that would instantly make the World Series the biggest joke in professional sports.
Do you realize how much easier that would make the summers for us O's fans? Knowing that the Orioles' impossible goal, the goal the Yankees and Red Sox chased so passionately, was essentailly meaningless anyway? I mean, who cares if the Orioles are in contention, when what they would be in contention for means nothing?
I might even start going to games again...