The Orioles' 5-1 start has reinvigorated baseball fans in Baltimore, leading some to speculate that the Orioles will take over the city from the Ravens if they are playoff contenders down the stretch. "Baltimore is a baseball city," is what I keep hearing from hosts and callers on sports talk radio.
Baltimore has a rich heritage in both baseball and football.
The Orioles were a top-notch franchise for decades, winning a World Series title in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and coming close a couple of times in the 1990s. The franchise has been stuck in its dark age since, but the team's success under Buck Showalter has given fans a ray of hope.