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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | June 25, 2009
Catonsville retiree Jim Daly considered it galling to have to shell out a combined $2,800 for six "personal seat licenses" for the right to buy Ravens season tickets before the team moved to its new stadium in 1998. "I thought it was a total rip-off," said the devout fan, whose truck is painted Ravens purple. But Daly shifted his position after he sold the seat licenses recently, turning his investment into $13,000 - a 464 percent profit. Daly joined many other fans who are making money on their initial football investments.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Facing a daunting 0-2 deficit in the American League Championship Series, the Orioles will need more than a little luck to make it to the World Series. They need some magic. For more than three decades, the team's penchant for comebacks has been captured in a song many fans still sing today. "Orioles Magic (Feel It Happen)" has accompanied the O's through the heyday of Wild Bill Hagy, through a 1983 World Series championship, through Cal Ripken Jr. 's 2,632-consecutive-game streak and through a 14-season playoff drought that ended in 2012.
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By Arda Ocal | April 27, 2012
In 1988, the Honky Tonk Man lost the Intercontinental title to the Ultimate Warrior in 31 seconds. Honky Tonk would never reach that level of success in the WWE again, while the Ultimate Warrior was catapulted into the main event, winning the WWE title less than two years later. In 2012, Daniel Bryan lost the World Heavyweight championship to Sheamus in 18 seconds. But the rest of this story isn't a repeat of the Honky Tonk Man in 1988. Instead, something completely different happened.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
For some fans, it's not enough in this memorable, extended Orioles' season to merely watch the games. They yearn to preserve the all-too-fleeting moments - to touch them - by buying pieces of the season. They want to own the one-of-a-kind lineup cards that manager Buck Showalter displayed in the dugout during the American League Division Series and in the championship series that continues tonight against the Royals in Kansas City. Monday's game was rained out in the best-of-seven series, in which the Orioles trail, 2-0. Fans want to own the ball J.J. Hardy hit for a home run in the division series sweep of the Detroit Tigers.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2004
The roots of Detroit's raucous reputation as a sports town go deep. Seventy years ago, Tigers fans pelted St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Joe "Ducky" Medwick with garbage during the seventh game of the 1934 World Series. Provoked by Medwick's mettle on the bases - he had just spiked a Detroit player - the crowd took aim. Bottles, shoes and rotten tomatoes flew at Medwick for 20 minutes. Enough, said baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who ejected the Cardinals Hall of Famer "for his own good."
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1997
It became as much a part of the mosaic of Orioles baseball as Esskay hot dogs, the collective roar of "O!" during the National Anthem, and Rex Barney intoning "Thank yewww" and "Give that fan a contract!"If you went to an O's game, you expected to jump to your feet during the seventh-inning stretch and hear John Denver warbling "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" in that high-pitched, hillbilly twang.Since the first time he danced and sang "Country Boy" atop the Orioles dugout during Game 1 of the 1983 World Series at Memorial Stadium, Orioles fans have felt affection for the 53-year-old pop singer, who died in a plane crash Sunday.
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By Steve Gould | January 21, 2012
Despite wintry conditions, the 2012 edition of the Orioles' annual FanFest is under way at the Baltimore Convention Center. While plenty of fans are here to collect autographs and participate in Q&As sessions with Orioles players, the event doesn't seem to have the same buzz as last year, when fans were still glowing from a hot finish under manager Buck Showalter. While the fans I talked to praised FanFest for the access it gave them to Orioles players and personalities, they weren't as positive when talking about their expectations for the team this coming season.
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By Suzanne Halliburton and Suzanne Halliburton,Cox News Service | December 2, 1990
It's a hallowed, time-honored tradition in college football. When the local team unexpectedly wins a game or snaps a long losing streak, jubilant fans race onto the field to sacrifice the goal posts.While fans see the tradition as a lighthearted way to celebrate a victory, athletic department officials and security guards see injuries, arrests and lawsuits when people start swarming the goal posts.But goal posts continue to come down on a regular basis at colleges around the country, including last weekend when Virginia Tech fans celebrated their team's victory over Virginia.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1996
Baltimore's NFL team will announce its name today at noon at Harborplace. To find out the winner, call Sundial after 1 p.m. today at (410) 783-1800 and enter code 6130. One thing became clear through the weeks of studies, polls and focus meetings conducted by Baltimore's new NFL team: This city's first choice for a team name is the Colts.But it also is the name of a team that moved out of town 12 years ago today, and it isn't coming back.The replacement that will be announced today -- almost certainly Ravens -- is the result of thousands of hours of sifting through ideas and testing the reaction of likely fans.
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February 11, 2013
I was in New Orleans from San Francisco for the Super Bowl . I was impressed with the graciousness and friendliness of the Baltimore Ravens fans after their win. Out in the French Quarter after the game, walking around in my red 49ers jersey expecting catcalls and rude remarks (there were a few), I had Ravens fans shake my hand, compliment my team with "good game" and "see you next year in the Super Bowl . " I even got a hug from a pretty purple clad lady. Congratulations on your win. Your fans represented your team and city well.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
For years, the Orioles were Washington's baseball team of choice. Lawyers and lobbyists would stop at the club's outlet store on Farragut Square on their lunch break and pick up tickets for games at Memorial Stadium or Camden Yards. Washington got its own club, the Nationals, in 2005. But thousands of fans never stopped following the team that was, for many, their first love. In Washington, it seems socially acceptable to be a fan of both the Nationals and Orioles - Carter Phillips is just that.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Davey Johnson was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS, and he managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals. He seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning. Johnson was asked about seeing baseball revived in Baltimore, and said it's “wonderful” to see. “I think the best fans in baseball are right around that Baltimore area,” Johnson said. “Now we're getting baseball fans in Washington, which has mostly been a football town, but I love the people in that area.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
"What's Kansas City got on us?" sings Lauren A. Hall in a video of her Orioles-themed cover of Lorde's song "Royals. " The 26-year-old baseball fan uploaded the clip, which you can watch above, to YouTube on Tuesday. Hall wrote the lyrics after the Orioles' sweep of the Tigers, she said in an email. The Charles Village resident is a research analyst at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore. She said she became an O's fan in high school, and has "been hooked ever since.
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By Sam Mellinger and The Kansas City Star | October 6, 2014
KANSAS CITY -- By now, you have probably heard about Eric Hosmer and a bunch of his teammates using social media to invite friends to a bar downtown. You probably heard about the champagne being sprayed and that Hosmer -- how cool is this ? -- bought drinks for everyone there. But in the middle of that epic party after making the American League Championship Series, there was something else that tells a small but awesome story about a team and a town. The Royals star grabbed a bottle of champagne and handed it to a new friend of his, a salesman for a construction company.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
After polishing off a sweep of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series, the Orioles are in flight back to Baltimore. The team is expected to arrive at Camden Yards around 3:30 p.m., the team wrote on Twitter. "We're coming home!" the club tweeted from its official account. "The #Orioles are expected to arrive at the SW corner of Oriole Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. See you there! #WeWontStop " The Orioles won't play again until Friday, when they open the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards.
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By Luke Broadwater and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
During the dark days of Baltimore baseball, the true fans never gave up. Despite the 14 losing seasons. Despite the maddening trades. Despite the deriding jokes from friends in New York or Boston. So when the Orioles on Sunday finally locked up a spot in the American League Championship Series for the first time in nearly a generation, fans were elated. After sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the AL Division Series, the Orioles need to win four games in the upcoming best-of-seven series to earn their first World Series appearance in 31 years.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
Given the size of the audience for this blog, it's legitimate to call a dozen responses a groundswell. Several of you have expressed your appreciation of the weekly video joke and deplored, if not mourned, its passing.  It was conceived in a conversation with Mary Corey, the late editor of The Sun , as a Monday lagniappe, a little boost for the start of the work week, and those of you who have followed it evidently got some boost from...
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By Hsia-Ting Chang and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2011
The smell of beer and fried food saturated the lawn and pavilion at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Packed for the co-headlining tour of Maroon 5 and Train, the concert brought generations together. Teens perspiring from Adam Levine-induced delirium mingled raucously with fans of adult alternative band Train and Gavin DeGraw. Train, who just performed at the Preakness Stakes in May, signaled its entrance to the stage with the ear-piercing whistle of a railroad train. The chugging of gears was greeted with excited screams from the band's older fans and ended, much to their delight, with the appearance of frontman Patrick Monahan.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Dave Schaub had staked quite a lot on the Orioles as they attempted to rally against the Detroit Tigers in Friday's Game 2 of the American League Division Series. The sign the Middle River resident hoisted above his head said it all: "If the O's Win, We're Getting Married!" So it was just a little sweeter for him when Delmon Young's three-run double fell in to put the Orioles ahead in the eighth inning and Zach Britton closed out the 7-6 victory, which put the Tigers down 2-0 with the series headed to Detroit.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2014
ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay will be part of the crew calling Maryland's game against Ohio Saturday on ABC. To get a better feel for both teams, McShay spent part of this week watching film of the Terps' and Buckeyes' previous games. One of the players McShay apparently liked was Maryland fullback and Gilman alum Kenny Goins. "Maryland FB Kenneth Goins making quick rise to top of my favorite players on tape list,” McShay tweeted Thursday . “No. 30 is gonna find contact when he's on the field!
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