The Houston Astros won the 2022 MLB World Series, earning their second championship.
The team has gone to four of the last six Fall Classics, winning two in the process (2017 and 2022).
In the two seasons in which they didn’t make into the final series of the season, they reached the League Championship Series.
You could say these Astros are MLB’s modern dynasty because they are always competing at a high level and reaching the final instances.
Lost in all the Astros hoopla is the incredible season the Baltimore Orioles just had.
The O’s finished 83-79 and actually competed for a playoff spot until the last few days of the campaign.
Who would have thought that an organization that finished 52-110 in 2021 could fight for a playoff berth only a year after that?
The Orioles’ Season Led To Some Hilarious Takes
The Orioles’ surprising 2022 performance, of course, led to some hilarious jokes by fans.
“The Orioles won the season series against the Astros so technically the Baltimore Orioles are your 2022 World Series Champions,” Baltimore sports fan Kacey Yates tweeted.
The Orioles won the season series against the Astros so technically the Baltimore Orioles are your 2022 World Series Champions.
— Kacey Yates (@Just__in__Kace) November 6, 2022
Indeed, Yates is right: the Astros and Orioles played seven times in 2022, and the latter earned four victories to the former’s three.
They even outscored the Astros 27-21 in those seven games, so no: it wasn’t a product of fortune.
All kidding aside, Baltimore proved this year that they are competitive again.
They even proved it to the eventual World Series champions in their head-to-head matchup.
The 2023 campaign should be very fun for Orioles fans.
It may actually have a place in the postseason for them.
What an incredible story, one that shows how much a franchise can accomplish if it actually wants to win and if everybody is aligned with a common objective in mind.