I finished complaining about the Orioles low attendance right around the beginning of September. Though I still want to see Camden Yards sold out every night, I’m proud of Baltimore for getting behind the O’s and supporting the team’s amazing season.
Friday night, 33,518 fans showed up to Camden Yards for the Orioles 9-1 victory over the Red Sox. I was one of them. Don’t let anyone tell you that the numbers are up because of Red Sox Nation. Sure, there were some pink hats in the crowd, but nothing like last season. They were drowned out in a sea of orange.
With two home games remaining in the regular season, Oriole Park crossed the 2,000,000 mark for the first time since 2007.
The Birds are up to 2,014,672 according to ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume.
Surely tonight is a sell out and Sunday should be another good crowd too.
The organization deserves a lot of credit for getting the community excited about this team. Fans like myself have been watching all season and have been pumped since April, but the Buckle Up rallies and $4/$8 ticket promotions have been fantastic.
Some folks still refuse to acknowledge when the Orioles have done good for their fans. I tip my cap to the team for their efforts this season.
Hopefully the O’s will continue to pack them in through October. I’ve already got my tickets.