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I noticed something similar as Hammel. A total lack of energy at one point late in the game, the eighth sounds right, when I expected the opposite. Granted, the energy levels were off the chart from before the first pitch all the way up to win O'Day got them out of the jam. It was amazing, really. But it's like it all just fell off a cliff an inning or two early.

Part of this was the timing. I was exhausted by the 8th. Mind you, I kept cheering - my voice is hoarse today - but I understand what happened.

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I noticed something similar as Hammel. A total lack of energy at one point late in the game, the eighth sounds right, when I expected the opposite. Granted, the energy levels were off the chart from before the first pitch all the way up to win O'Day got them out of the jam. It was amazing, really. But it's like it all just fell off a cliff an inning or two early.

I noticed mainly in the 9th inning obviously, but the whole situation made it understandable. First off, it was around 1145 when the 8th hit and a lot of folks had been there since 430 or so. A lot of folks probably were drinking earlier in the day with the Ravens playing so t some point you start to crash. Add in a lot fo mis opportunities with men in scoring position, especially by our 3-4-5 hitters, and you have the perfect conditions for a deflated crowd late in the game. I was sitting in the seating bowl from the 4-6 innings and it was pretty electric then.

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I noticed something similar as Hammel. A total lack of energy at one point late in the game, the eighth sounds right, when I expected the opposite. Granted, the energy levels were off the chart from before the first pitch all the way up to win O'Day got them out of the jam. It was amazing, really. But it's like it all just fell off a cliff an inning or two early.

I did not notice it....but Jones's lousy at bat, followed by Wieters' one-pitch pop foul, certainly didn't do anything to encourage the fans in the 8th.

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It was embarrassing. Martin hit the homer in the 9th to go up ONE run, and the O's fans acted like it was a game winning homerun. What a joke. They all remained silent as the smattering of Yankee fans all stood up to cheer in OUR STADIUM. I couldn't get anyone around me to get up to shout them down. Of course, it then got out of hand quickly and I found it hard myself to stay into it but one run? Come on, man!

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It was embarrassing. Martin hit the homer in the 9th to go up ONE run, and the O's fans acted like it was a game winning homerun. What a joke. They all remained silent as the smattering of Yankee fans all stood up to cheer in OUR STADIUM. I couldn't get anyone around me to get up to shout them down. Of course, it then got out of hand quickly and I found it hard myself to stay into it but one run? Come on, man!

I agree but I think it was more of the shock factor that JJ actually blew the inning, because he has been very dominate. I don't think it was a matter of everyone thinking the game was over.

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As everyone else has mentioned, there were not many Yankee fans at all. It was made clear to those few that they were not welcome. Obviously by game time, a significant portion of the crowd was several drinks in. If last call wasn't called at the 3rd or 4th inning, it could have really gotten ugly. Overall, it was great have so many excited O's fans to talk baseball with in October.

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I think the time had a lot to do with the lack of energy late in the game unfortunately. It was close to midnight when the 8th inning hit. As diehard as I am for the O's, even I was having a tough time getting too fired up.

The pregame ceremony was ELECTRIC, and the first couple innings the crowd was really into it. Nobody left before the 9th, and with 2 outs or 2 strikes the crowd got loud, but it definitely wasn't electric the entire game. Not going to blame people for not being fired up when it's 40 degrees out at midnight either though.

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I think the crowd was a little flat when JJ came into the game, but that's understandable because of the disappointment of the previous inning. And, really, if he had just thrown strike one, the crowd would have picked up again. But he went 2-0 on Martin, and then gave up the home run, so there was never really an opportunity for the crowd to get into it.

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I do have to ask, as I don't live around Bmore anymore. Did the city turn Orange? I know for the Ravens they spray paint the sidewalks, and some buildings have purple spotlights on them. Driving in I didn't see any of that for the O's, but I got to the stadium pretty early. I'd really like to see the businesses back the O's like they do the Ravens

I noticed the clock face on the Sports Legend museum was orange. Also the clock face of the Bromo Seltzer Tower was orange. The top of the Bromo Seltzer Tower was lit up with blue (purple?). And the courtyard next to the Diamond Tavern/Jimmy John's had orange lighting (I think usually it is like a frosted white?).

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I think the crowd was a little flat when JJ came into the game, but that's understandable because of the disappointment of the previous inning. And, really, if he had just thrown strike one, the crowd would have picked up again. But he went 2-0 on Martin, and then gave up the home run, so there was never really an opportunity for the crowd to get into it.

Put it this way, if we had scored and it was 3-2 and JJ was coming in, the place would have been on full tilt.

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I noticed something similar as Hammel. A total lack of energy at one point late in the game, the eighth sounds right, when I expected the opposite. Granted, the energy levels were off the chart from before the first pitch all the way up to win O'Day got them out of the jam. It was amazing, really. But it's like it all just fell off a cliff an inning or two early.

I'm sure standing around in the rain waiting for the game to start for 3 hours had something to do with it...

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I'm just going to say this: If I'm sitting through a two-hour rain delay again tonight, after last night's rain/cold/screamfest/late night/"working" today -- I personally may not have much "umph" tonight. I am dragging hindquarters right now. UGH. ::needs more coffee:: Do they sell Red Bull at Camden Yards? :cool:

And then seeing the weather forecast for tonight......double UGH.

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As everyone else has mentioned, there were not many Yankee fans at all. It was made clear to those few that they were not welcome. Obviously by game time, a significant portion of the crowd was several drinks in. If last call wasn't called at the 3rd or 4th inning, it could have really gotten ugly. Overall, it was great have so many excited O's fans to talk baseball with in October.

The yankees fans were actually surprised that there wasn't more of them...I actually had a yankee fan tell me he didn't expect there to be this many orionles fans at the game

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It was embarrassing. Martin hit the homer in the 9th to go up ONE run, and the O's fans acted like it was a game winning homerun. What a joke. They all remained silent as the smattering of Yankee fans all stood up to cheer in OUR STADIUM. I couldn't get anyone around me to get up to shout them down. Of course, it then got out of hand quickly and I found it hard myself to stay into it but one run? Come on, man!

Huh, you were embarrassed by Orioles fans being silent when the Yankees took a lead in the top of the 9th? Why would you shout down a fan cheering his/her team? As long as they didn't start the annoying and obnoxious "Let's go Yankees" chant, they have every right to stand up and cheer for their team. I have no idea why you would be embarrassed by the crowd last night. They were awesome for a long time and they reacted like any normal fan who just got the wind knocked out of their sail. They were stunned and most people react to being stunned by being silent.

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Huh, you were embarrassed by Orioles fans being silent when the Yankees took a lead in the top of the 9th? Why would you shout down a fan cheering his/her team? As long as they didn't start the annoying and obnoxious "Let's go Yankees" chant, they have every right to stand up and cheer for their team. I have no idea why you would be embarrassed by the crowd last night. They were awesome for a long time and they reacted like any normal fan who just got the wind knocked out of their sail. They were stunned and most people react to being stunned by being silent.

For the first postseason game in 15 years in Baltimore, the crowd was surpisingly sedate (except for big outs, hits, etc. -- the obvious moments). I blame that mostly on the 2.5 hour rain delay, which sapped energy from everyone.

I was and will continue to shout down obnoxious Yankee fans who stand up and cheer on a team that has dominated us for as long as I can remember and who act like this is their home stadium. You know as well as I do that few O's fans would act like that in NYC and if they did, it wouldn't be tolerated by the NY fans (to their credit). For that matter, it wouldn't be tolerated two parking lots over at M&T Bank Stadium and would've never been tolerated at Memorial Stadium.

The 9th inning reaction was embarrassing, not because of the silence in response to a gut-wrenching HR by Martin, but the silence in reaction to all of the Yankee fans coming out of the woodwork at that moment to stick it to the home team fans (which was followed by a Let's Go Yankees chant). No visiting team fan should ever feel so comfortable and liberated to goad home team fans on in such a down moment in a playoff game. Embarrassing -- I stand by it.

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