Sports Shorts

  • Among those likely disappointed that the Baltimore Orioles’ losing streak ended at 19: hard-core Philadelphia Phillies fans. The Phillies own the modern MLB record for consecutive losses: 23, set in 1961.
  • Speaking of the bottom-feeding O’s, it’s been noted—in the context of being a really bad team–that their payroll is threadbare. The opening-day number, according to Baseball Prospectus, was $57 million—or 27th in MLB—ranking ahead of only Miami, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. BTW, Tampa Bay was at $67 million on opening day, but as we know, the Rays still find a way to win among those with payrolls as big as $200 million.

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