February, so far, is looking a lot better, thanks to that Super Bowl trophy.
The Baltimore Ravens triumph, of course, comes after a surprising and exciting playoff run by their baseball-playing friends in Charm City, the Orioles. The two teams seemed connected in spirit on Sunday — with the O's showing some love on Twitter and the "O" chant taking over the Super Dome.
Technically, the success of a football team has nothing to do with the success of a baseball team in the same city. Though, had the San Francisco 49ers not wasted a first-and-goal opportunity at the end of the game, we'd definitely be drawing connections today between the Niners and the reigning MLB champs. (The Giants, btw, are sized up today in Yahoo! Sports' Springboard series)
Still, when you're an Orioles fan — or even a player — it's hard to not get pumped about the prospects of 2013 when you see the Ravens hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Just ask O's center fielder Adam Jones, who has been on the victory trail with the Ray Lewis & Co.:
— Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) February 4, 2013
Likewise, many O's fans are now hoping theirs is a team of destiny in the coming year. Let's not, at least today, talk to them about their tough division and the now-loaded Toronto Blue Jays:
congrats to the ravens.. but real shoiut out to the orioles who are gonna win the world series and really shock tha haters — Benjihana (@Benjihana33) February 4, 2013
A parade for the Ravens, Then it is time for the Orioles to win the world series — Andy Ellis (@bmoreconnected) February 4, 2013
This means the O's have to win the World Series next season, right? — Griff Shirley (@Griffinator21) February 4, 2013
What would be 100x better is witnessing the O's win the world series — Zach Onesty (@ZachOnesty) February 4, 2013
The next championship Baltimore is going to see is a World Series win by the O's this year! — Shelby Davis (@shelb_6) February 4, 2013
Now imagine how insane Baltimore is gonna be when the orioles are 2013 World Series champions — Bradley Farber (@Tweet_That22) February 4, 2013
An interesting footnote here: On Sunday, CBS' Eye On Baseball posted about two-title towns and calculated that of the cities to win both a Super Bowl and a World Series in the same year, the most dominant was, you guessed it, Baltimore, circa 1970.
Now the Orioles fans have another reason to be hopeful.