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10-08-2012 01:27 AM #1
For those who attended the game...
What was it like? Was it everything you hoped it would be? Not talking about the end result, but everything else up to that point. Did the rain take some of the buzz out of the crowd, were there a lot of Yankees fans there, etc.
I wish I could have been there, even knowing how it unfolded. I was proud of how well the crowd represented the Orioles and Baltimore tonight.
10-08-2012 01:29 AM #2
Was great. Would have been better if there was no rain. The Yankee fans were few and far between. A victory would have been sweeter. Easily.
10-08-2012 01:32 AM #3Bowie
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What stood out to me at first was there were very few Yankee fans. There were maybe 2 in our section and a few others in the next section over. That felt really good.
10-08-2012 01:34 AM #4
It was electric. A lot of emotion. Especially during key plays. A ton of positivity save for the 9th..obviously.
10-08-2012 01:34 AM #5
10-08-2012 01:34 AM #6GCL O's
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I wasn't there, but I didn't like the "Yankees Suck" chant while the game was still tied. If the orioles had a commanding lead then yeah go for it, but if the game is tied and you lose in the end it's embarrassing and its on National TV. I remember the Blue Jays fans did the same thing the last week of the season, and the blue jays proceeded to blow the lead and lose the game.
Thats just how I see it, i mean I hate the Yankees as much as the next guy but it really isnt the best thing to do on National TV in a close game.
Otherwise i liked the buzz.
10-08-2012 01:35 AM #7
10-08-2012 01:38 AM #8GCL O's
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could you hear the "steroids" chant on TV when A-Rod was up?
10-08-2012 01:40 AM #9
Yeah, 2 Yankee fans in front of me, but they were pretty cool, as far as Yankee fans go. They were the only ones in our section.
2 in the section to the right and 4 in the section to the left. Not many at all. When they did try to start a cheer, we were able to quickly drown it out.
But Maaan was it fantastic to have playoff baseball back in the yard and be there.
10-08-2012 01:42 AM #10Plus Member Since 09/03 Hall of Fame
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It was very loud and raucous. By the time the game started a lot of people had been drinking for two and a half hours. In my section, we were standing every time a Yankee batter got to two strikes, and any time the Orioles had a baserunner, at a minimum. The O's fans did themselves proud, though the air really left the balloon in the ninth.
10-08-2012 01:43 AM #11
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10-08-2012 01:48 AM #13
The 9th is understandable. That stadium was just shocked and deflated.
The 8th was great when Hardy doubled. But Jones, Wieters, and Reynolds all proceeded to have terrible, terrible at bats.
10-08-2012 01:49 AM #14
I was proud of the fans, and jealous that they got to experience the atmosphere live. That's the kind of thing that helps build a fanbase (regardless of the end result).
The last time a Major League Baseball team has won every one of their playoff games was in 1989 when the Oakland Athletics accomplished the feat. Well, the Orioles won't be the team to buck that trend. That is the ONLY take away from tonight. We'll get 'em tomorrow.
10-08-2012 01:58 AM #15
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