Adam Jones To David Ortiz: Camden Yards “Isn’t Fenway South Anymore”

Adam Jones high fives Chris Davis after second home run against Red SoxFor years the Boston Red Sox would roll into Baltimore and their fans in the local surrounding areas (Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Severna Park, etc.) would take over Camden Yards for the duration of the series. Even some of the die-hard Baltimore fans grew so tired of seeing their beloved home stadium turn into a see of red that they decided to watch these games from home.

There was only one cure for eliminating Fenway South. No, it wasn’t more cowbell. It was winning.

Who would want to travel from Boston to see their favorite team get beat on the road?

On Friday night, the Orioles won their seventh game of the season against the Red Sox. They’ve only lost twice. The Birds are 4-1 against Boston at home, 2-1 in Fenway. This trend is nothing new. The Orioles went 13-5 against the Red Sox last year, winning five of their six series. Baltimore has won 15 of their last 20 and 25 of their last 35 overall games against the Red Sox.

Under Buck Showalter, the Orioles are 30-20 against the Red Sox, 16-10 at home, 14-10 in Boston.

“I told Big Papi, this isn’t Fenway South anymore,” Adam Jones told MASNSports.com’s Steve Melewski after the Orioles 6-0 win on Friday. “This is Camden Yards.”

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

8 Comments

  1. MGW

    July 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    #Captain Jones has spoken.

    Take it to Twitter (someone please explain to spy) and get AJ the first “C” in Orioles history.

    • Steve-O

      July 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      MGW, I was thinking that exact thing about the Captain C. This team is a legit contender now, and it all started with AJ. When he first got here there were questions about him being the future leader of the Orioles. He has taken that role head on and never looked back. My favorite thing is that he seems to be an extension of the fans. He’s not all coach speak and clichés. He knows what winning Baltimore baseball is all about. I don’t think that C would ever happen, but its a pretty cool thought.

    • mystery man

      July 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Spoke too soon , it changes every day or so , it was all Bosox last night,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,that’s the way sports is , day to day drama……………….

  2. MGW

    July 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Thx Steve-o.

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  4. anonymous hippopotamus

    July 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Was at the game last night and there were a TON of Sox fans. I think people forget that the Sox sucked last year, therefore no one wanted to travel from New England to see them play. Also there have been fewer weekend series between against the Sox and Yankees at home during the summer so less opportunity to vacation to Birdland. While I agree the number of Oriole fans has increased since 2010, I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet.

  5. Marne

    July 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    It sure sounded like Fenway South on Saturday night.

  6. Willo

    July 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    NOT going to lie the 32K plus on Sunday sounded like either the O’s fans were sitting on their hands or the Sox fans were present in BIG numbers?! All things considered after loses two outta three being five back with nine head to head ain’t too bad. Instantly become a TB fan tomorrow in the make up.