On Monday, Deadspin.com featured a story about two Orioles fans that were locked in Camden Yards during a game that got rained out a couple years ago. The story was forwarded to Deadspin writers via several long email chains. While the validity of the guys’ adventure certainly comes into question, they do have photographic evidence of their time locked inside the ballpark.
At this point, most people had already left the stadium, but my buddy and I, realizing we still and a decent amount of liquor left, decided to chill in our seats until an usher came by and made us leave. After about 30 minutes, we realized that we were the only fans left in the stadium. After about an hour, we realized that we were the only people left in the ballpark. Immediately we realized that the ballpark was our playground. With a decent amount of liquid courage running though our bloodstreams we decided to leave our comfortable seats under the outfield canopy and go exploring. Feeling that we would immediately be caught as soon as we appeared near the outfield wall we were pretty cautious, but once we walked the entire left outfield, we felt pretty confident that we could get away with making a quick shimmy up the foul pole in left field.
You can read their full story at Deadspin, if you can stand their website’s redesign. The guys take their adventure to Boog’s Barbeque where they make grill cheese and drink free Bud Light.
What do you think, is the story real or fake?
UPDATE: Deadspin interviewed the two guys, who gave a lot more details about the event. They don’t sound too fishy, the story is just odd to begin with.
Either way, it’s a fun thing to read about, and whether it happened or not is pretty irrelevant now. What at first sounded like a story from The Onion became a true life tale that gave lots a of baseball fans a good chuckle.