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Alright, I'm not sure if there is a point to this- or just the beginning of an outlet for Orioles fan to let off steam about the abundance of Red Sox fans at the Yard.

I'm out here in Los Angeles, casually watching the game (it takes to much out of me to watch them lately while doing nothing else)- and all I can think of is- "Why the hell do I only see red colors and Sox fans in the front?!"

I know, I know. Just like the Yankees, they buy up the open seats that disgruntled Orioles fans won't spend their money on... but it's just ridiculous. My blood boils over everytime I hear the Yard get loud when the Sox mount a ralley. I almost picked up my television and threw it. I was not even invested- almost content with the fact that we were on our annual swoon towards the cellar of the AL east at this point- so didn't expect a win tonight... but when I see them invade our space like that- I want to get a paint gun, sit atop the scoreboard- and just drill every last one of them with orange paint! It absolutely drives me nutz!

I'm sure were an Orioles fan at Fenway they'd heckle the hell out of 'em and act like badasses (they do at Yankee Stadium anyway)...

Does anyone remember what the games were like BEFORE they won the World Series? Did red Sox faithful invade every ballpark then too? I really don't remember. I guess all the bandwagon chumps who didn't have a team before their world series win jumped on board after the 2004 miracle post season.

Alright- I'm not quite done venting- but I feel better. Had to get that out- especially since I have a second meeting with some clients next week- the husband of the two being a die hard, Boston born Sox fan. Anyway- for all of the disagreements on this board- it's amazing that we still care so much with some of the losses we've had to stomach the last decade- worst of all the red and black that dominates the stadium whenever the Yanks or Sox come to Camden Yards!

Here's to true Oriole fans! May you please wear 2 orange shirts and 2 hats every game we play the Sox next time! :) Hell, buy the seat next to you, and put a cardboard dummy in it- with an orange shirt that reads, "I'd rather buy a ticket for a dumby, than sit next to a dumb Sox fan!"

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Red Sox fans always traveled down here pretty well, I remember a lot of them in left field back in 1999 and 2000.

But you're right, it's much worse now than it's ever been. The main reason is that the Orioles have sucked for 10 years. Orioles fans don't have a reason to go to games anymore and it's a great park for Red Sox fans to call home away from home.

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Working at a sports bar in Fells, I talked to a couple today.

Basically they told me they can't afford Fenway, they come here.

Wow, really? What a shame... Doesn't explain how they trek to every other park though, even on the west coast- but I'm sure the O's nest does maximize Red Sox invasions.

On a positive note- whenI came back to my bedroom to hop online and write this- we had just went down 5-1 and I was completely steamed. I finished typing- walk out to the living room- and it's 5-4, soon to be 5-5 and a tie game. This is always the kind of game where I seem to be happy we faught back, but still bummed cuase they coudln't cap it off- SO DAMNIT- COME ON- let's finish this one! Nothing better than to make it a long trip home for the Sox fans!

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Working at a sports bar in Fells, I talked to a couple today.

Basically they told me they can't afford Fenway, they come here.

I saw something on the news (I think it was Fox) about a year or two ago about this. They talked to a Red Sox fan who was at that nights game. He said it was basically cheaper for him to buy tickets for him and his son, fly down and stay in a hotel in Baltimore than it is to go to a game at Fenway. All the while, they get to see one of the best stadiums in baseball.

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I saw something on the news (I think it was Fox) about a year or two ago about this. They talked to a Red Sox fan who was at that nights game. He said it was basically cheaper for him to buy tickets for him and his son, fly down and stay in a hotel in Baltimore than it is to go to a game at Fenway. All the while, they get to see one of the best stadiums in baseball.

Yea, and if they came here and didn't act like a bunch of diseased gorillas, I wouldn't mind them coming down here. But they disrespect our park, the Orioles and the people of Baltimore to such a degree that my normal attitude towards opposing fans turns into pure hate.

I remember during the summer of 1986 and a Red Sux fan was at Memorial stadium in the left field bleachers wearing a Sox jersey and making comments about the Orioles. Needless to say, that guy barely got out of the stadium alive and he was escorted out around the 5th inning because Orioles fans were that hardcore.

Read this article:

http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2007/06/26/station_this_wagon/

I wish we could scare these jerks out of town these days.

MSK

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Working at a sports bar in Fells, I talked to a couple today.

Basically they told me they can't afford Fenway, they come here.

Absolutely.

Same with Yankee fans: can't afford [Yankee Stadium/Fenway Park], or simply can't get a ticket, Baltimore is cheap in comparison, they can drive down here (or fly cheap) and stay in a decent hotel plus get game tickets for the price of tickets, etc. elsewhere.

Plus, they all think our park is better then Fenway/Yankee Stadium. Yes, even the Red Sox fans.

Of course (and this isn't directed at Rex; he's in LA), if Orioles fans are upset at the other fans taking over, they could actually, you know, buy the damn tickets themselves.

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Wow, really? What a shame... Doesn't explain how they trek to every other park though, even on the west coast- but I'm sure the O's nest does maximize Red Sox invasions.

Seriously ... infield seats that cost around $50+ at Camden Yards cost around $300+ at Fenway. Just crazy.

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Seriously ... infield seats that cost around $50+ at Camden Yards cost around $300+ at Fenway. Just crazy.

Really? I have no info whatsoever, but I somehow had the impression that tons of Fenway seats are season tickets, and that buying one often means dealing with a scalper. So, while the tickets aren't cheap, it's the scalper-factor that makes a Baltimore trip cheaper. Is this wrong?

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Yea, and if they came here and didn't act like a bunch of diseased gorillas, I wouldn't mind them coming down here. But they disrespect our park, the Orioles and the people of Baltimore to such a degree that my normal attitude towards opposing fans turns into pure hate.

I remember during the summer of 1986 and a Red Sux fan was at Memorial stadium in the left field bleachers wearing a Sox jersey and making comments about the Orioles. Needless to say, that guy barely got out of the stadium alive and he was escorted out around the 5th inning because Orioles fans were that hardcore.

Read this article:

http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2007/06/26/station_this_wagon/

I wish we could scare these jerks out of town these days.

MSK

Dude, that's a magnificant find right there. What a great article! I somehow feel a little better now.

and about the buying tickets to the game to get O's fans in the seats- yeah- I do live in LA- but Ive still been to the yard twice this year- was home for one weekend during the season and caught 2 out of 3 for a 3 game weekend series against Cleveland. Saw 'em in Anaheim too- for the Vladdy walkoff- man that hurt! Tonight makes up for it though in a big way!

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Really? I have no info whatsoever, but I somehow had the impression that tons of Fenway seats are season tickets, and that buying one often means dealing with a scalper. So, while the tickets aren't cheap, it's the scalper-factor that makes a Baltimore trip cheaper. Is this wrong?

Was going to go to Boston with my wife this summer for a few days and thought it would be really cool to go to Fenway and catch a game. Just so happened that the week we planned was the week the Yanks were in town. Really who could ask for a better game to go to at Fenway. Of course the place is always sold out for every game so I went to stub hub! :eek: $1200 per to sit on the monster and the cheapest seats I could find that didnt require special glasses to see the game were $389 a piece. Cheapest hotel room in Boston that weekend $250. We scraped the idea and went to Turks and Caicos with our 2 kids for a week and saved money!

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