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Staying aggressive key for O's

The Nationals could become a threat to the Orioles, but only if the O's fall into being a non-competitive team.

Originally Published: December 7, 2004
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

As if the Orioles didn't have enough to worry about -- playing in the same division with the Red Sox and Yankees, the teams with the largest payrolls in baseball -- now they have to deal with more competition, this time from the south. Their new neighbors are the Nationals, and they reside only 50 miles from Camden Yards, which, in baseball, is next door.

It is a potentially damaging situation for the Orioles, but for now, from a baseball standpoint, they are proceeding "on the same course,'' ...

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