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Previewing the AL East: Toronto Blue Jays

A decade ago, if you asked Orioles fans which team was their most hated division rival, the Yankees and Red Sox would have been popular choices. The two high-payroll behemoths spent years beating up on the Birds as legions of their most obnoxious fans swarmed Camden Yards.

Yet, since the mid-2010s, another team has emerged as perhaps the biggest irritant for O’s fans. The Toronto Blue Jays have been squarely in the middle of some tense moments with the Orioles, from José Bautista’s weird grudge against Darren O’Day to a Blue Jays fan throwing a beer can at Hyun Soo Kim to recent squabbles between Robbie Ray and Brandon Hyde as well as Bryan Baker against various Blue Jays sluggers.