Haven't stayed up that late since I was at the hospital watching my nine-year-old granddaughter while her mom was giving birth to a new little sister. That was better, but I hope that game was part of the birth of something new and beautiful.
Biltmore Lake, NC
Yup...using MLB "streaming" subscription...I made it to the end! Former 'Bal-de-moron' who used to hang-out around the Fred Tyler clubhouse! Now living in CO.
William "Doc" Gehring, Ph.D.
(Plate umpire in "Major League II" for the final strikeout!)
Stayed up through the 9th listening on my IPhone. Heard the hit by Davis to tie it up. Was in and out of sleep through the 14th inning, on one hand trying to fall asleep, while on the other hand not wanting to miss what happened next. I decided at 2:00 A.M. that I needed to get some sleep, and only way that would happen was to shut my phone off. Woke up again at 3:50 A.M. like a kid on Christmas morning. Grabbed my phone, and in a sleep induced daze saw the 4-2 score and rejoiced. Then I realized the game was not over, and was going into the bottom of the 18th. Convinced myself that JJ would close it out and it was not worth losing more sleep to listen to the end. Woke up to see the game was won.
Not enough coffee in the world to help me right now, but it was all worth it. I am at a loss for words with this team, AND FINALLY FOR ONCE IN SEVERAL SEASONS, THAT IS A GOOD THING!!!
I stayed up until the end of the game and had to be at work at 8 a.m. I live in Ocala, FL, and this on a day spent in synagogue for the Jewish New Year wearing my Oriole Yamulke. I am exhausted.
Yes, I was a devoted fan and watched the 18 innings. I was really hoping for them to finish the game (WINNING of course) by 4am so that I could catch 2 hours of sleep before the alarm went off! It was well worth the missed z's.
(but even if they had lost, it still would have been worth staying up to support our boys)
What a game! I stayed up in hopes that Showalter would have to go in and pitch.
Sleepy in DC,
I missed the game last night to go to a concert instead. But lucky me, I checked the score just in time to catch the bottom of the ninth, and a still got to watch a full nine inning game anyway! At this point, extra innings just means a guaranteed win, so I knew I couldn't go to sleep. Paying for it this morning but it was totally worth it--love our boys!
Yes I stayed up and watched the whole game. Luckily my wife was out of town and our little girl slept soundly.
I had to get up at 6:15 to get her ready for kindergarten. I am hoping I put meat on her sandwich.
Easy to wake up after a one hour nap when the Orioles win. Here’s my story:
I went out to watch the game and chat with friends. I was getting ribbed by a Yankees fan friend after the Mariners took the two-run lead “How about your Orioles! Ahah” in a sarcastic tone, but I kept the faith and got my digs in when the Orioles finally tied it in the 9th.
Like previous extra-inning games there were those moments where you felt like “Oh THAT was their chance right there,” but the bullpen kept them in it. So, obviously it was getting late and I went home and continued to watch the game in my bedroom. The O’s got men on in the 18th and as soon as I saw they were going to have Teagarden come up to pinch hit I knew we were about to take the lead. If they had lost that game I’m sure I would have called in sick, but I got an hour of sleep and feel like a million bucks this morning! Let’s GO O’s!
Stayed up for the entire Oriole game that ended at 3:55 AM. After the game, fell asleep by 4:15 AM and my alarm woke me up at 5:00 AM. Had to be at work by 6 AM.
Well worth it. But if they would have lost, it would have been a different story. This game may take them to the division crown.
I watched the game from first pitch (10:10 pm EST) to the last out (4:00 am EST). I had to get up for work at 8:00 am but it was well worth it! I had to see the Orioles win and tie for 1st place.. Would I do it again? Of course.
I tried to stay awake for the entire game but kept dozing off. When I awoke at 5:30, I thought I had dreamed that the Orioles won in 18 innings; however, when I looked at The Sun online this morning, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t a dream after all!!!
I fell asleep on my couch during the 4th inning and woke up by chance just as the 9th inning was starting. I stayed up and watched the rest of the game. I fell asleep again at 4:15 a.m. and was at my desk in my office at 7:30 a.m. after dropping my daughter off at day-care at 7:20 a.m.