Buck Showalter: “There’s Not A City In America That Loves Their Baseball Team More Than This City.”

Buck Showalter thanks diehard Orioles fans

Image Credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

I couldn’t be prouder to be an Orioles fan.

There. I said it.

I’ve been a proud supporter of this team through thick and thin and now that they’re the best story in Major League Baseball, I feel the need to brag to everyone that I’m from Baltimore. You should too.

After beating the Yankees in game two of the ALDS, Orioles skipper Buck Showalter gave a little love to the fans of Charm City. “There’s not a city in America that loves their baseball team more than this city,” he said.

Thanks Buck.

We really do. We’re a proud bunch right now. I can only imagine how much Baltimore will love the Orioles if they win two games in New York.

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.

6 Comments

  1. Greg

    October 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Zach, it’s good that you’ve been a fan through thick and thin. But there are not many like you. I’m originally from Baltimore and in the losing years you had, I think a lot of people gave up on them so I don’t agree with Buck about it being a city that loves their baseball more than any other! He can say that now when you’re winning but I don’t believe I heard that the losing years. When I would talk to family up north that have lived there all their lives and always been O’s fans, I would ask if they watched any games against us. And all I heard is “are you kidding me, who wants to watch them lose?”

    • John

      October 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      Greg, bullshit. Take any fan base and give them a team that loses for 15 years. Watch what happens. Even in NY and Boston, where they have MUCH bigger fan bases, attendance and interest would dwindle. Do people just forget the 80s and early 90s?

      I love how fans of consistently good teams criticize the fans of consistently bad teams, as if they have ANY IDEA what it would be like to go through 15 straight years of futility. Listening to Yankees fans talk about an Orioles bandwagon is so rich, it gives me diarrhea.

  2. Read

    October 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

    You’re wrong Greg. There were tons of fans that still loved the team, baseball and the idea of the Orioles. What they would not stand for was Angelos and retreated in droves not wanting to subject their children to him and his greedy antics. It’s a lot like MFY fans in the 70′s and 80′s under “he who shall not be named”.

  3. Ben

    October 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Greg, so you are from Baltimore but not an O’s fan? Next!

    Bandwagon fan’s don’t get the right to comment on anyone else’s fandom.

  4. MGW

    October 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Some of us have stuck through in good times and bad and believe me, it’s made this season all the more enjoyable for those of us who have done so.

  5. Greg

    October 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Okay, yes, I was born in Baltimore but does that make me have to be an Oriole fan for life? I don’t think so! I will follow my home team which is not the Yankees or Boston by the way. I am not a bandwagon fan for the O’s. I never said anything negative about the Orioles. I just did not agree with the comment “There’s not a city in America that loves their baseball team more than this city,” Buck said. Other cities love their teams too. Hey, I applaud those of you who have stuck with them through the hard years like MGW. I wasn’t trying to be nasty by my comment but was just disagreeing with Buck’s comment.