2023 Is an Exorcism for Some of Baseball’s Most Tortured Teams

From a Wall Street Journal story by Lindsey Adler headlined “Baseball’s Underdogs Have Their Moment This Season”:

Baseball’s postseason in 2023 is shaping up as an exorcism of sorts for some of baseball’s most tortured teams.

Three playoff teams—the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks—lost 100 or more games as recently as 2021. The Miami Marlins, who have willed their way into a wild card as well, lost 93 and 95 games in the prior two seasons.