Josh Hamilton Says Nice Things About Orioles Fans

History was made in Baltimore last night as Josh Hamilton became the 16th player in baseball history to hit four home runs in a single game.  The Texas Rangers slugger accomplished a feat that statistically is more rare than throwing a perfect game and he joins an elite club in the process.

While it’s something that happened against the hometown Orioles, the small crowd at Camden Yards gave Hamilton his due.  “The crowd and appreciation let’s you know they are true baseball fans,” Hamilton said according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

“They’re not only fans of their own team, but they love the game and appreciate it when somebody does something of that caliber.”

Hamilton said that typically he hears heckling from Baltimore fans while taking the field, but the crowd of 11,263 gave him a warm ovation when he came out to his position in center field in the bottom on the ninth.

We might not be able to fill the ballpark for our own team, but at least our fan base is smart enough to cheer a guy when he makes history.

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.

5 Comments

  1. spy

    May 9, 2012 at 9:26 am

    The O’s fans forgot what a true power hitter looked like , they were in awe ……they have not seen a true power bat in an O’s uniform in many a day…………

    • MGW

      May 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Umm, spy, you know the Orioles lead the league in homers, right?

      From your posts, I know you haven’t been watching baseball the last few years. Scoring runs hasn’t been the Orioles problem, pitching has.

  2. RangersCardinalsFan

    May 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Classy fans.

  3. Allen

    May 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    This is why I am proud to be an Orioles fan.

  4. Ravens2488

    May 16, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Allen – Your proud to be a fan of a garbage losing organization???? So then, you must also be a loser… How the hell can you be proud of this organization after 14 years?? I was proud of them in the late 60′s, 70′s, 80′s but not now…

    Proud to be an Orioles fan… Freaking assclown…