That's right, kiddies. One month into the season and the Baltimore Orioles are back in first place, ahead of the Red Sox and the New York Voldemorts.
But still, the doubters mock our Birds. Noting that the O's and Tampa Bay (no more Devil) Rays are battling for first, ESPN.com's Page 2 today ran a very tongue-in-cheeck piece on this now-heated rivalry. I liked the list of the 10 best games between the two formerly -- and profoundly -- feeble teams. Funniest part of the list was the entry for the fifth-best O's-Rays game: April 9, 2002, a rainout. Laugh now, little man.
If the Orioles somehow manage to win the American League (HEY! Don't laugh. It's my blog) I have decided today that I'm going to fly to New York, drive down to the the Watchung Deli in Montclair, N.J., and eat a Benny Mac sandwich.
What's a Benny Mac, you ask? Try this on for size: a chicken cutlet sub with macaroni and cheese, plus barbecue sauce and bacon. It's just one of the delicacies mouth-wateringly described in this New York Times article about seven great sandwiches in the tri-state area. (By the way, isn't every state in a tri-state area?) Just try to read this article without getting hungry. Or nauseous.