Baltimore Orioles: Ranking the Best Team Slogans in Franchise History
Number Two: Chaos Comin’- 2022 Orioles Postseason Push
This team has many similarities to the magical Buckle Up birds of ten years ago. Neither team had high expectations coming into the season, both teams called up a young infielder with superstar potential late in the season, and both teams have had to fight and claw for a potential playoff spot. Of course, only time will tell whether or not the “Chaos Comin'” birds will earn a Wild Card spot but regardless of what happens, this year’s team will have a special place in most fans’ hearts for their success despite the odds and previous seasons. Part of what makes this team special is that they had a slow start to the season which made it seem even less likely that they would make a playoff push. They were 21-30 heading into June in a loaded AL East where it looked like wins would be hard to come by even if the team got hot. However, the team did get hot in mid-July and racked up a 10-game win streak which propelled them over .500 and they have not looked back since. The win that seemed to solidify the O’s as a legitimate threat occurred on July 8th when Trey Mancini hit a walkoff-single to beat the Angels despite trailing 4-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth.
The debut of highly touted prospects Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson are the major storylines that will be ultimately remembered but the improved bullpen led by Felix Bautista, Cionel Perez, and Jorge Lopez (before the trade deadline) will also be remembered. Whether or not the O’s are playing postseason games this October, they have already caused plenty of chaos in the AL Wild Card picture and have proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with.