The surprise success of the Orioles and Nationals has the region buzzing.
The Orioles and Nationals "rivalry" has required quotations through the first few years of interleague play around the beltway.
This year is different.
Entering the three-game weekend set, beginning Friday night at Nationals Park, the two clubs are battling atop their divisions against clubs with star-studded rosters and larger payrolls.
So as one of the most important series between these neighboring ball clubs gets underway, the Patch sites in the Maryland area are curious: who are you pulling for in this year's Battle of the Beltway?
Are you cheering for Bryce Harper and the Nationals?
Or are you behind Adam Jones and the Orioles?
While we're at it, which team do you think stands the best chance of staying in the pennant race late into the season?
Can the Nationals put together their first winning season since the franchise moved to Washington? Can the Orioles buck the trend of losing that has plagued Baltimore since 1998?
TELL US: Will you be going to Nationals Park this weekend? Are you an Orioles fan or a Nationals fan? Which team stands the best chance at maintaining its hot start? Leave a comment.
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