If you’re looking for a good laugh, head on over to ESPN.com and read their AL East Preview for the 2012 season. Like many publications, the Baltimore Orioles got no love.

Not only did the world-wide leader predict that the Orioles would finish last in the AL East, but they said even in their best-case scenario the Orioles still would fail to win 70 games. Worse-case scenario? ” The O’s end up breaking the club record (107 in 1988) for losses in a season.”

ESPN Predicts Orioles Won't Win 70 Games In 2012
Neither has proven true. The Orioles won their 70th game of the season on Monday night with 35 left to go. And oh by the way, they’re 3.5 games back of the Yankees for the lead in the AL East and tied with Oakland for the top spot in the Wild Card.

Probably even more funny than ESPN completely missing on the Orioles is their rankings in the AL East.

1. Tampa Bay Rays
2. New York Yankees
3. Boston Red Sox
4. Toronto Blue Jays
5. Baltimore Orioles

As of today, none of those teams are in their predicted spots.