That noise you hear is the back end of the Baltimore Orioles bandwagon dragging the ground as fans who had given up on the team in recent years scramble to jump back on for the ride.
Yes, the magic is back for Orioles fans. The O's finished out the month of April in first place, a position only the most optimistic of fans could have guessed they would be in after 23 games.
The question now is: Can they stay on top?
Conventional wisdom says that the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will eventually start playing the kind of baseball that they always play and that sooner or later the Orioles will cool off.
I think the conventional wisdom is wrong this year.
Nobody doubted that the Orioles would be able to hit this season. They added Sammy Sosa to an already potent lineup, and Brian Roberts has come out of nowhere to make himself into a five-tool player.