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As another MLB post-season is upon us, it's time once more to pick, predict and invest our hearts and self-esteem in a team that has a chance to win it all. As a lifelong Orioles fan, I'm still not accustomed to my team being in the post-season. I'm used to having to adopt another team for the pos-seaon, almost always an under dog. Over much of the last 30 years, not only have my baseball hopes and aspirations died shortly after the All-Star Break, but I'd have to go through the same greiving process again in the post-season. Sometimes, when the World Series teams were determined, I'd have to pick a third team to root for. Not wanting to see a big money team buy a championship, I'd pick another Cinderella team and get both of my glass slippers stolen and smashed at the ball. And, of course, it may even be worse when a Cinderella team ('69 Mets) smacks the snot out of your team . . .
What's your favorite MLB post-season under dog story? How was it to see your team win it all, or to advance in the post-season only to eventually fall short? What is it that makes us want to embrace the under dog?
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