The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.
Have ever had the two moments so jarringly juxtaposed? The fall of Ray Rice and the rise of the O’s? We are as distressed by the first as we are elated by the latter.
As the Rice matter continues to unfold, we are treated to the elation of seeing Orioles magic turn into something like routine. We know it all can turn to ashes. And that’s part of the thrill. You’re skating on the edge, finding a way to get the job done, as they say now.