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There were A TON of O's fans in Wrigley last night. Awesome sight to see. I guess it's because it was the first time the O's have been in Wrigley, are playing well, and many people marked this series down as a summer vacation to check out the stadium.

I am sure there will also be a ton of O's fans in DC this weekend, I will be there with 7 other O's fans on Sunday.

I am traveling to NYC in late July to see the O's play the Yanks.

I think it just goes to show you how many fans the O's do have, and how they will spend money to travel to watch this team on the road.

I think this is the beginning of O's Nation.

Your thoughts?

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There were A TON of O's fans in Wrigley last night. Awesome sight to see. I guess it's because it was the first time the O's have been in Wrigley, are playing well, and many people marked this series down as a summer vacation to check out the stadium.

I am sure there will also be a ton of O's fans in DC this weekend, I will be there with 7 other O's fans on Sunday.

I am traveling to NYC in late July to see the O's play the Yanks.

I think it just goes to show you how many fans the O's do have, and how they will spend money to travel to watch this team on the road.

I think this is the beginning of O's Nation.

Your thoughts?

I hate "O's Nation." Ever since the Red Sux coined the phrase it's been way too overused and I don't want to have anything from the Orioles associated with them or their bandwagon fans.

How about the Oriole Believers? I still like SJ's idea of "The Flock."

Come to think of it that would be great if that started up again, now that the team is having more fan support and better results...

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I hate "O's Nation." Ever since the Red Sux coined the phrase it's been way too overused and I don't want to have anything from the Orioles associated with them or their bandwagon fans.

How about the Oriole Believers? I still like SJ's idea of "The Flock."

Come to think of it that would be great if that started up again, now that the team is having more fan support and better results...

I am seriously considering it

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There were A TON of O's fans in Wrigley last night. Awesome sight to see. I guess it's because it was the first time the O's have been in Wrigley, are playing well, and many people marked this series down as a summer vacation to check out the stadium.

I am sure there will also be a ton of O's fans in DC this weekend, I will be there with 7 other O's fans on Sunday.

I am traveling to NYC in late July to see the O's play the Yanks.

I think it just goes to show you how many fans the O's do have, and how they will spend money to travel to watch this team on the road.

I think this is the beginning of O's Nation.

Your thoughts?

I'll be there on Sunday as well (bring your broom!). Baltimore is awful both on Sunday and during the day. Let's hope Guthrie helps us turn that around this weekend! Down with the Expos!

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I like our close knit community' date=' I don't want or need any bandwaggoner fans[/quote']

What if it's the close knit community that is starting to travel more?

And either way, when a team starts winning, FWF are going to come out of the woodwork. That's just the way it goes.

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I'm usually die hard until July and then my attention span drops precipitously. Does that make me a FWF? The Orioles situation has been hopeless for a long time and its been really, really hard to watch. When ESPN is all Red Sox/Yankees all the time it gets a little sickening after a while. To some extent, I think some of the fan base erosion is understandable (very, very bad ownership).

What burns me up is walking around Maryland and seeing all the Expos hats. I know all of those people are going to be adorning their Cal Ripken jerseys at the local sports bar in 3 years when we're contending for a championship.

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There were A TON of O's fans in Wrigley last night. Awesome sight to see. I guess it's because it was the first time the O's have been in Wrigley, are playing well, and many people marked this series down as a summer vacation to check out the stadium.

I am sure there will also be a ton of O's fans in DC this weekend, I will be there with 7 other O's fans on Sunday.

I am traveling to NYC in late July to see the O's play the Yanks.

I think it just goes to show you how many fans the O's do have, and how they will spend money to travel to watch this team on the road.

I think this is the beginning of O's Nation.

Your thoughts?

I'll be at all three "road games" in DC. We have a very dedicated fanbase, contrary to popular belief. I wanted to get out to Wrigley this week also, but I couldn't get the time off and airfare was expensive, not to metion tickets. At the games this weekend we should try to start the Wild Bill O-R-I-O-L-E-S cheers...

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I hate "O's Nation." Ever since the Red Sux coined the phrase it's been way too overused and I don't want to have anything from the Orioles associated with them or their bandwagon fans.

How about the Oriole Believers? I still like SJ's idea of "The Flock."

Come to think of it that would be great if that started up again, now that the team is having more fan support and better results...

The flock is a great name, but if you think about it, our fanbase already has a name...THE ROAR FROM 34. It's not catchy or simplistic like "_________ nation," but it digs into the roots of our fanbase lodged in the past. If my vote counts for anything, that's what we should start calling our fans.

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The flock is a great name, but if you think about it, our fanbase already has a name...THE ROAR FROM 34. It's not catchy or simplistic like "_________ nation," but it digs into the roots of our fanbase lodged in the past. If my vote counts for anything, that's what we should start calling our fans.

Roar from 34 is great, but its old school. Memorial is gone, we need something new something for THIS Orioles team.

the Flock was a great start and it started here - I just made the shirts, and the website and got the press for it - but it started here.

This is not the first time someone has brought up bringing the shirts and the Flock back in full force.

I think it might be time.

Since it started here, I will pose this question here:

Should I bring it back?

New shirt?

or run with the most popular "I Bleed Orange"?

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There were A TON of O's fans in Wrigley last night. Awesome sight to see. I guess it's because it was the first time the O's have been in Wrigley, are playing well, and many people marked this series down as a summer vacation to check out the stadium.

I am sure there will also be a ton of O's fans in DC this weekend, I will be there with 7 other O's fans on Sunday.

I am traveling to NYC in late July to see the O's play the Yanks.

I think it just goes to show you how many fans the O's do have, and how they will spend money to travel to watch this team on the road.

I think this is the beginning of O's Nation.

Your thoughts?

I think that there are lots of Baltimoreans who have moved all over the country -- including myself who lives in the Bronx, NY -- who are looking to support the Orioles wherever they go.

Speaking of NY, who here wants to meet up at the bar right outside of Yankee Stadium in July? Believe me, I won't be hard to find outside of Yankee Stadium.

There is a bar on River Street called STAN'S. I met a ton of Orioles fans there in the past.

Let me know...

MSK

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I like our close knit community' date=' I don't want or need any bandwaggoner fans[/quote']

This is not a very intelligent statement and that's the kindest way I can say that. If you are a true fan of the Orioles, you don't care who else is cheering for the team, you just want as many people at the park each night decked out in orange and black as possible.

If I have had season tickets since Memorial Stadium and suddenly a yuppi couple and their kids show up out of no where in my section, as long as they yell LUUUUUUUKE every time he steps to the plate, they are good in my book.

Just because someone shows greater interest in the team when they start playing well doesn't make them a bandwagon jumper. It's how a team gathers support.

The more fans in the stadium, listening on the radio, watching on TV, buying merch means more money for the club to invest into the payroll. I welcome any and all fans anywhere to join whatever nicknamed fraternity this board chooses to coin.

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or run with the most popular "I Bleed Orange"?

No offense, but if people think "_______ Nation" is played out the "I Bleed (insert color)" has been beaten into the ground. I go to school at Towson and they have been pushing "Do you bleed black & gold?" for the last two years and it's really annoying and stale.

I'd challenge the board to come up with something more clever than the bleeding metaphor.

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