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The energy at Camden Yards is amazing


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Everything about last night was chill-inducing. I wasn't even there. I had to watch via MLB.tv in Michigan. I have never seen Camden Yards so packed and energized in my life. The fact that everyone was there to support the O's was mind blowing. I've never been so into a sporting event. Ever. I was sitting there, screaming at my computer screen when Jones, Reynolds and Davis teed off in the 8th. I've never been happier to be an Orioles fan. I can't even imagine what it feels like to be a player, let alone be there at all last night.

Seriously, reading all of these posts (especially the Bancell's tidbit) gives me chills and gets my eyes to tear up. I really don't think any other team's fan base can/has/will understand what it feels like to be an O's fan right now.

I think you captured my sentiments perfectly.... also an mlb.tv viewer.

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Goop... good on you for making the trek up from RVA. I'm thinking about heading up to a game this weekend myself. Wish I could have been there tonight!

Cal was my favorite player growing up...I wasn't gonna miss this one! Went up with my dad, my buddies dad, and 2 of my best friends. We got there, had a beer at Sliders, stood in line and got in before the ceremony started but couldn't get anywhere close to where the ceremony was being held. So we watched it at the Free State Pub behind the 3rd base side of the field, which was nice because we watched it on the tv in there without having to fight the crowd. I'll admit, I shed a few tears during the speeches. What a great night!

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The electric atmosphere is everywhere. Watching Tuesdays game at Tilted Kilt in White Marsh and every one would cheer when something exciting happened.

Watching last nights game at Magerks in Bel Air...Small crowd but a great atmosphere especially when Jones hit hat HR.

This is how Baltimore should be. Exciting sports every night of the week...especially this week.

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I also loved the song selection before the first pitch of "We're Not Going to Take It," and it's replay after the first inning. Whoever came up with that idea is a genius, and silly as it sounds, I honestly think the team fed off it.

I can't even describe to you how pumped that song got me.

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I just want to echo what everyone already said in this thread. It was a fantastic experience and a great game. The emotion in the crowd was completely genuine. I am not sure if we should expect that level of enthusiasm going forward (it was really a perfect storm of events) but hopefully people continue showing up and allowing themselves to really invest emotionally in the game.

I second the "We're Not Going to Take It" love. It was a fantastic idea to play that and I don't know how you don't get pumped up from the symbolism behind it being played last night.

Best non-game moment for me came in the 4th inning. Cano just hit the line drive off of of Hammel's arm and A-Rod was coming up. A Yankee fan a few rows behind me yells loudly: "I'll bet anyone that A-Rod hits a home run right here." I turn around and he is waiving a $20 bill in front of his face and looking like your typical, smug Yankee fan. I make eye contact, point at him, and tell him I'll take him up on that (how could I not with the odds so in my favor?) A-Rod grounds out and good to his word, the guy pays off the bet. I was going to buy him a beer when I was ready for my next one since him being wrong about his prediction meant more to me than the money, but he left in between innings never to return. Easiest $20 I ever made.

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I was at the game against the Tigers this year when Teagarden hit the walk off. At the time that was the loudest, most enthusiastic crowd I'd ever experienced at Camden Yards (from the time Hardy hit the game tying homer to the Teagarden walkoff). This game was louder, and lasted the whole game (minus the tense moments in the eighth when Strop coughed up the lead).

Three somewhat older Yankees fans were sitting next to me. One left after the 7th and spent most of the game with her head in her hands. The other two only mustered enthusiasm when Ichiron tied the game (they stayed seated but pumped their fists in the air) but otherwise were stunned into silence.

The crowd was electric and the enthusiasm was contagious last night.

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I was SRO on the flag court last night. Absolutely electric. I was hugging complete strangers. It might have just been the alcohol but the guy next to me called all three 8th inning HRs by the pitch. :laughlol:

Magic is the only word.

Your screen name reminds me of another thing.....A "Man-ny Man-ny Man-ny" chant was in full effect for Hakuna Machado!

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Your screen name reminds me of another thing.....A "Man-ny Man-ny Man-ny" chant was in full effect for Hakuna Machado!
He is def a crowd favorite, and for good reason. Needs a solid nickname.

Some guys around me kept singing Macho Macho Man when he came up, haha.

My son (who is 4) calls him Handy Manny...LOL

Personally, I love the Hakuna Machado...No worries, Manny's here.

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