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If you weren't on board before, it's time to get behind the 2016 Orioles

If you weren't on board before, it's time to get behind the 2016 Orioles

Last night's brawl between Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was one of those galvanizing moments--if not for the team, then at least its fans.

Kansas City may have been a Cinderella story when they won the World Series last year with a team filled with homegrown talent. But not here, not in Baltimore. People still hate the way the Royals beat the Orioles in the 2014 ALCS with dinky hits and a cocksure attitude. They hate guys like Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.

So when Machado took a 99-mph fastball in the back--three innings after Ventura nearly hit him with another heater--and the infielder charged the mound and connected on a right...

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