I was/am exhausted – but the news of Dylan Bundy’s potential call-up has my adrenaline ramped up.
The big questions: can I get through another late game tonight? Do I have a choice given that I may be able to see Bundy’s MLB debut tonight? Both rhetorical questions!
Well it is a great day to be an O’s fan even though I only got three hours sleep. I live in Kansas but have been a diehard O’s fan since 1966 when I was just 12 years old. Have been a lot of good memories thru the years and some bad but this year has been something special. Turned by brother in law into an O’s fan when he was a little kid and every year we take a baseball trip to see the O’s. It was the Minnesota series at Target Field this year.
Anyway, had to sleep on the couch so I would not wake up the wife and dogs after the game ended but it was worth it. I will be on the couch again tonight for the next O’s win. Thank God for that MLB package that my wife added to the cable TV so I can see every O’s game.
At work now and reading all of the O’s articles on the internet. Hope I don’t get caught by the boss!
Let’s Go O’s!!!!!!!
Yep!! I am one of these and should know better, as a father of two young children (2 and 6). Plus, I'm 45!!
I grew up in Baltimore City.
I watched all 18 innings with my 6-day-old son sleeping on my chest. The O’s are 5-2 in the little guy’s lifetime!
I went to bed in the 7th and tossed at 2 am and immediately turned on ESPN to see that they had tied it and they were in the 14th.
Then I forgot my password to get on mlb.com to listen so I had to follow “gamecast” on mlb. This team is more than scrappy, they are likeable, loveable and a joy. I don’t want to say destiny because I only asked for .500. but this is a beautiful team.
Gary A. Bernabe
Fifteen years since relevance, I can stay up until 3:00 CST (live in Nashville) to watch the O's pull out yet another amazing victory. 5 hours later, I'm at work reading all the articles covering last night's marathon. Go O's!
I didn't stay up for the whole thing, but I managed to tag along until 2:35 AM. We can't get MASN in our area, so I have to rely on the MLB gamecasts online for pitch-by-pitch. That makes things even more agonizing, waiting for pages to refresh, etc. Still, I followed the entire game from first pitch up to 2:35 AM, since I try to stay strong for my O's here in North Carolina, even if that means lost sleep and early rising for work! I saw that we won when I checked again at 5:00 AM. The best part of waking up is a VICTORY in your cup!
I never pulled an all-nighter as a student, but last night was close.
I keep score only when I'm at the ballpark. So I was able to do some reading and housecleaning in between pitches and innings.
I drove to Annapolis without incident this morning but expect to be heavily caffeinated for the public hearing I'm attending at 10 a.m.
Delegate Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg
I'm a Baltimore transplant living in San Diego. Now before you say "big deal, you're on west coast time," I get up at 3:30am for work, so I never left the eastern time zone. Five hour energy drink and diet mountain dew are definitely my friends this morning. I watched the whole game, and from the 6th inning on I watched it downstairs next to my sleeping wife. A series of silent fist pumps at Darren O'Day's strikeouts and Tommy Hunter getting out of two jams. I freakin’ love this team!
So here was my night:
1. Due to the crazy weather it took me two hours to get home from my job in NYC back home to CT
2. Got home bought MLB.TV for $9.99 for the rest of the season so I could watch my O's play
3. Was watching the end of the Rays game and thank god the Soxs held on
4. Watched President Obama on Letterman at midnight while the O's played the 9th on my laptop we SCORED.
5. Watched the next 9 innings hoping for a run and wasn't disappointed, now I'm back at work in NYC and NEED SLEEP
I stayed up for all 18 innings last night (with possibly a nodding off moment somewhere around the 16th inning)- now at work in an all day budget briefing. On my second diet coke of the morning.
My head hit the pillow at 4:05 a.m., minutes after the Orioles completed another warrior-like display of tenacity and resolve ... another chapter in one of the most improbable seasons in baseball history. Yes, I'm here to tell you that this story has become larger than "just" Baltimore. This season is fast becoming a Disney screenplay. I marvel over Matt Wieters. Is he human? I marvel over Buck Showalter. Sometimes it seems as though he could walk across the Inner Harbor without getting wet.