No one knew that Jake Arrieta would be this good. The Orioles always knew he had talent, but no one, no one could have imagined that Arrieta would get on this kind of roll.
Most Orioles fans point to the departures of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis when trying to figure out what went wrong with the team this season.
But, there was more, much more.
The New York Yankees looked lifeless in their three losses to the Orioles this past weekend.
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz had successful surgery on his right shoulder on Monday. The procedure was performed by Ravens team orthopedist Dr. Leigh Ann Curl.
Dan Duquette knows how passionate Orioles fans are. So does Buck Showalter.