12,451. That’s the number of fans that came to Camden Yards on Wednesday night to watch the Orioles take on the Tigers. After 46,593 packed the house on Monday afternoon to watch the Birds beat the Tigers 5-1 and advance to 4-0, only 25.8% of Oriole Park seats were occupied.
I didn’t see the attendance until after the game, but upon seeing Brad Bergesen warm up before the game begun I tweeted that I was incredibly disappointed in Baltimore fans for not showing up to watch this team as they went for their fifth straight win.
What happened to the excitement I saw on Monday afternoon? Where were the fans wearing the “Buck’s Birds” shirts or the guys heckling the Tigers’ bullpen on Opening Day?
Maybe I bought into thinking that Baltimore had finally gotten excited about baseball. I got a bit ahead of myself in thinking that we could finally take our beautiful ballpark back from Red Sox nation and obnoxious Yankee fans.