After sweeping the Boston Red Sox in a 17 inning epic battle at Fenway Park, the Orioles hopped on a plane and headed back home to Baltimore with the best record in baseball. When they arrived to Oriole Park At Camden Yards, 11,939 fans were there to cheer them on as they took the field against the defending American League champion Texas Rangers.
That’s 24.8 percent capacity.
Did the weather play a factor? Maybe a Monday night made it tough for fans to get to the Yard? Or are Oriole fans still not sold on this team?
MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli tweeted that she “thought there’d be more people” in the stands. I did too.
The Ravens will likely get bigger crowds at their practices this summer.
If you want the Orioles to do well, you’ve got to go out and support them when they do. If you want Adam Jones to re-sign in Baltimore, go out to the Yard and cheer him on.
This team just took five of six from the Yankees and Red Sox. What’s it going to take to put some butts in seats?