Call it the "Battle of the Birds." In an ESPN Sportsnation contest this week, the O's upset the favored St. Louis Cardinals for the best uniform in baseball in a vote by the fans.
Set up in March Madness bracket fashion, the Orioles entered the contest seeded No. 13 — in the American League. (Some guy named Jim Caple, who seeded the American League teams, made a crack about our 1970s-style cap.)
St. Louis entered the contest ranked as the best-dressed team in the National League and overall, but out of nearly 150,000 votes cast, the Orioles garnered a landslide 59 percent of the total.
Maybe the best part, the Orioles knocked off the Yankees to win the AL title, again garnering a landslide 59 percent of the vote.
Frivolous perhaps, but after winning the best uniform title Monday, the O's ended their six-game losing streak and beat the Yanks for real last night on Nate McLouth's extra-inning homerun. Could be a sign, that's all we're saying...