Baseball: Flying High

Pity the poor Baltimore fan, for this is not his year. He saw the supposedly invincible football Colts humiliated by the New York Jets 16-7 in January's Super Bowl; three months later he watched in utter disbelief as the Bullets, boasting the best record in the National Basketball Association, managed to blow four straight games in the playoffs to the New York Knicks. But hope is on the wing again. Last week, at the season's midpoint, baseball's highflying Orioles enjoyed a lavish 10½-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox in the American League's Eastern Division. With a won-lost...

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