Peter Angelos says that despite complaints from the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays, steroids have done nothing to "diminish our 4th place dynasty." Angelos' Baltimore Orioles have finished in 4th place every season since 1998 except for 2004 when they "miraculously" or "suspiciously" ended the season in 3rd.
Rays owner Cheapskate McDouchebag, whose team has only finished out of the AL East cellar once (2004) since their inception in 1998, said "no wonder we can't compete, not only are we playing against Major League teams, but now they feel they have to cheat and beat us by 30 runs instead." The O's owner also dismissed complaints from the Rays only to say, "if you're not cheating you're not trying and its only cheating if you get caught, besides we're the one's who got creamed 30-3 by the Texas Rangers this past season for crying out loud, so get off our backs!"
As for that 2004 season, coincedentally enough that was the year former New York Yankees bench coach Lee Mazzilli brought all of his steroid needles from the Yankee clubhouse and green-tea from Joe Torre to manage the O's. Rafael Palmeiro, Miguel Tejada, Brian Roberts, David Segui, Larry Bigbie, Jay Gibbons and Jason Grimsley among others played for Baltimore that season as well. I mean seriously just because the O's roided up in 2004 doesn't mean their 3rd place finish does anything to disparage their 4th place dynasty. I mean Roberts' 50 two-baggers and Miggie's 150 Ribbies were just career years right?
After all it wouldn't be until Sammy Sosa joined the club in 2005 that they would resume their 4th place dynasty and that is some kind of record that baseball will never be able to take away from Mr. Angelos' legacy.