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The only thing I was embarrassed about was the people throwing stuff at Yankees fans. Maybe the guy and his family (all adults by the way not children) were acting like jerks (I don't know because I was busy watching the game) but I tend to draw the line at physical force (even if just throwing popcorn or trash).

The crowd was good, but the rain, the late start, and the final inning did kinda take some energy out of it.

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The only thing I was embarrassed about was the people throwing stuff at Yankees fans. Maybe the guy and his family (all adults by the way not children) were acting like jerks (I don't know because I was busy watching the game) but I tend to draw the line at physical force (even if just throwing popcorn or trash).

The crowd was good, but the rain, the late start, and the final inning did kinda take some energy out of it.

No one throwing anything in my section -- which I wouldn't condone. Very few in my section even saying so much as an impolite word to all those well-mannered Yankee fans. Maybe I was just in a section with the famed (infamous?) late 90's "wine and cheese" crowd.

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No one throwing anything in my section -- which I wouldn't condone. Very few in my section even saying so much as an impolite word to all those well-mannered Yankee fans. Maybe I was just in a section with the famed (infamous?) late 90's "wine and cheese" crowd.

This was in left field (I want to say section 72?) very front row. Part of it I think manifested because they won the "Lucky Row Contest" (not that it's a big deal though). As soon as it was announced and they were all happy about it a lot of people nearby broke into a "Yankees suck" chant along with some profanities.

In my section (68) a small skirmish (that ended up involving police) broke out between some O's fans and a guy wearing a Chris Cooley jersey with a Yankees hat on. Probably isolated incidents, but I definitely didn't see any of that last month when we played the Yankees.

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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.

As long as you don't throw things and act like a total jerk in return it is fine. The Ranger game they had alot of Oriole fans and I know when they went ahead they were cheering in a visitors ballpark. Should the O's fans not get up and cheer in a visitors ballpark? People on here were glowing when the O's fans were going wild after the game ended and they were chanting let's go O's as the O's celebrated on the field. The Ranger fans must have felt goaded by the O's fans. I guess it depends on what team you pull for.

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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.

I wouldn't call it "sedate". It was definitely quieter then it probably should have been for a playoff game, but I agree that the rain delay had a lot to do with that.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Cal Ripken game in September against the Yankees was more electric then last nights game.

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I agree with the few posters who said it began to deflate a little in the 8th. Personally, I had done a pretty poor job conserving my voice/energy to that point, it was past 11pm, and we had been there for over 5-1/2hrs, we were cold, wet, and just emotionally exhausted.

Obviously an unforgettable experience regardless. My only comment was that I was disappointed that OPACY didn't have anything planned during the rain delay. No blooper reals, no vintage O's footage, just a message that said "It's raining. We'll keep an eye on the radar and see when we think we might start" (paraphrasing). They did play snippets of the Nats game, but that only lasted for about 20min of what was a 2-1/2hr rain delay.

Minor complaint. Hopefully they'll have something better planned for tonight if it is indeed delayed.

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As long as you don't throw things and act like a total jerk in return it is fine. The Ranger game they had alot of Oriole fans and I know when they went ahead they were cheering in a visitors ballpark. Should the O's fans not get up and cheer in a visitors ballpark? People on here were glowing when the O's fans were going wild after the game ended and they were chanting let's go O's as the O's celebrated on the field. The Ranger fans must have felt goaded by the O's fans. I guess it depends on what team you pull for.

Honestly, I cringe when I hear "Let's Go O's" (or similar Ravens chants) in visitor stadiums. I don't care for it because I know how I feel when it's done to us (usually by Yankee and Red Sox fans). But if the Texas fans are going to allow it, then so be it I suppose.

Edit: The only exception is Nationals Stadium because I still consider the Orioles the home team.

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I was in 354 and we were going nuts the whole time.

OF COURSE the crowd got quiet after the Martin home run. We were already frustrated by Hardy not getting driven in in the 8th, but still felt good that JJ could get us to the bottom of the 9th tied. The Martin homer was as gut-punchy as they get.

Be back again tonight, will be just as crazy.

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I must have been at a different game then some people. In 348, the crowd was incredibly enthusiastic. Every baserunner got people standing and cheering.

Enough folks are saying it was a great crowd that I'm willing to admit that my perception must've just been skewed by my own section or maybe just over-expectation of what the playoff atmosphere would/should be like. Will be back tonight to lose my voice again!

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I agree with the few posters who said it began to deflate a little in the 8th. Personally, I had done a pretty poor job conserving my voice/energy to that point, it was past 11pm, and we had been there for over 5-1/2hrs, we were cold, wet, and just emotionally exhausted.

Obviously an unforgettable experience regardless. My only comment was that I was disappointed that OPACY didn't have anything planned during the rain delay. No blooper reals, no vintage O's footage, just a message that said "It's raining. We'll keep an eye on the radar and see when we think we might start" (paraphrasing). They did play snippets of the Nats game, but that only lasted for about 20min of what was a 2-1/2hr rain delay.

Minor complaint. Hopefully they'll have something better planned for tonight if it is indeed delayed.

On the TV where I was, they never showed any of the Cards-Nationals just a graphic of the two teams with text saying "you are now watching" or something to that effect. But nothing of the actual game.

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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.

As another poster already pointed out, I'm not sure where you were sitting but "SEDATE" is not even close to how I would describe the atmosphere. It was electric. People were yelling and cheering and hanging on every pitch. Every first pitch strike, every Orioles hit; even in between ABs there were "Let's Go O's" chants breaking out all over the place, "Steroid" chants for Aroid, "Traitor" chants for Tex. I'm not sure what else you wanted, but I though my section up in 344 was GREAT!

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As another poster already pointed out, I'm not sure where you were sitting but "SEDATE" is not even close to how I would describe the atmosphere. It was electric. People were yelling and cheering and hanging on every pitch. Every first pitch strike, every Orioles hit; even in between ABs there were "Let's Go O's" chants breaking out all over the place, "Steroid" chants for Aroid, "Traitor" chants for Tex. I'm not sure what else you wanted, but I though my section up in 344 was GREAT!

Agreed. It was the most electric atmosphere I've been at for a baseball game. By the 9th my daugher and I were shivering, unhappy that Hardy was stranded at second, and then deflated when Martin homered. When it got out of hand we headed for the exit. Working on just a few hours of sleep today wondering how I'm gonna stay up for the game tonight.

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