Last week featured the WNBA All-Star game, which starred three players from our WNBA Team of the Week, and two undefeated MLB teams, which made our choice for MLB Team of the Week very difficult. Nonetheless, we made the decisions so you didn’t have to.
The Baltimore Orioles are our MLB Team of the Week! Sorry to all fans of the Seattle Mariners, whose undefeated week certainly deserves recognition, but you should take this as a compliment. We’re not surprised you had such a great week. But the Orioles, who were the very worst team in all of baseball last season? That’s a shocker. Baltimore is now 43-44 on the season, and just two games back of a Wild Card spot thanks to back to back sweeps of the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels. They’ve even prompted some to wonder if they should be making upgrades on their quest to play October baseball. They won 52 games all of last year, and are now in the hunt for a playoff spot. Baseball is amazing, and we’re glad you’re a part of it, Orioles.
The Seattle Storm are our WNBA Team of the Week! After tearing on through the Indiana Fever and Los Angeles Sparks, winning those two games by an average margin of 29.5 points, we really didn’t have any option but to name them the team of the week after playing such incredible basketball. Then, they sent three representatives to the WNBA All-Star Game, which trailed only the Las Vegas Aces and the Chicago Sky for the most All-Star selections of any team, including team captain Breanna Stewart, starter and honorary captain Sue Bird, and reserve Jewell Loyd. The Storm are second in the Western Conference, trailing only the aforementioned Aces, and look to keep rising as they sit just half a game back of the conference lead.