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By DAVID STEELE | June 24, 2006
Give yourselves a standing ovation, Orioles fans. You know ... O-R-I-O ... You reclaimed your territory last night. In a way, you convinced everybody that the talk of a "rivalry" between the two nearby baseball teams is a bit of a stretch. On the other hand, if that wasn't a statement of support for your team against an outside aggressor, then what is? What could have been a testy little faceoff between loyalists and rebel defectors to the south turned into possibly the best Orioles home crowd in several years.
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By Erica L. Green and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2012
Orioles fans were still bubbling Saturday morning, many clad in orange while going for their morning jog or cup of joe, basking in the baseball glow that took more than a decade to shine on the city. "It's been rejuvenating the city," said James Parsons , 33, of Locust Point as he and his family took a walk to the Fort Avenue Starbucks. "It's been rough because it's been 15 years since they've been relevant. " Parson and his wife, Sarah, chuckled as her 1-year-old son Brandon, bedecked in Orioles gear played with his hat. The couple was just discussing baby-sitting plans as they look forward to using the Yankees game tickets they secured.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - Greg Knox was shirtless, with his chest painted orange and black, the last time the Orioles were in a playoff game, the finale of the 1997 American League Championship Series. Knox, originally from Towson and a Calvert Hall graduate, was 23 back then. He could act a little crazy, walk around without a shirt in mid-40s temperatures and chalk it up to being a fan. Now he's 38, a financial trader living in Austin, Texas, with a wife, a 2-year-old daughter and a son on the way. These days, being a crazy Orioles fan means blowing off his wife's obstetrician appointment and driving three-plus hours to see his favorite childhood team play the Texas Rangers in Friday's AL wild-card game.
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Peter Schmuck | October 27, 2012
It may be the season for ghosts, goblins and people dressed up like their favorite Orioles, but Buck and Angela Showalter came to the third-annual KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K on Saturday dressed as themselves - Mr. and Mrs. Sporting News American League Manager of the Year. Buck received that honor earlier in the week for the terrific job he did leading the surprising Orioles into the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. Angela probably deserves even more credit for navigating a successful family life while keeping two homes on a crazy baseball schedule and putting any extra time into charitable endeavors like the one they helped host in Canton.
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By Ken Rosenthal | March 30, 2000
Here's a comforting thought for Orioles fans who spend their winters rooting for the University of Maryland men's basketball team: The Orioles' top new reliever is a Dookie, a right-hander who never won an ACC game, but proudly recalls his days as a member of the Cameron Crazies. "We slept out for a Carolina game my freshman year," Mike Trombley said. "It was pouring all night. You've got 2,000 kids sleeping out in the rain. We didn't have a tent. We were just out, partying all night.
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By Mark Hyman | January 20, 1992
On a brutally cold Sunday morning, Charlie Bowers was hot.The Ellicott City accountant stood on a concrete step in the right field grandstand. He glared at the soon-to-be playing field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. And he spoke of promises made and, he said, promises broken."I call it the 'Irsay-ization' of the Baltimore Orioles," Bowers said. "What they've done is to take the real fans for granted. I'm not happy about it."There are few knives that cut as deeply as a comparison to Robert Irsay, who showed Baltimore fans what he thought of them by taking his team out of town in a moving van. But Bowers was mad. So were some, but not all, Orioles season-ticket holders milling around the new ballpark yesterday.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | February 27, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Six weeks before Opening Day, Orioles season-ticket customers still are talking about misplaced orders, unreturned phone calls and seat assignments that don't live up to the team's long-standing promises.But now they've found a new ear -- the Maryland General Assembly. About a half-dozen disaffected fans took their cases to the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday, testifying in favor of a bill that would offer them powers to fight their new and, they contend, unjust seat assignments.
BUSINESS
By Mensah Dean and Mensah Dean,Staff Writer | August 7, 1992
Toronto's Sheraton hotel is betting that the Blue Jays have a playoff spot locked up -- even though the Orioles are closing fast on first place. And that burns some Orioles fans.The hotel, within walking distance of the Blue Jays' SkyDome home, is offering "Grand Slam" discount room rates during the playoffs and World Series to lure fans. Celebrants would pay a special rate of $108 U.S. per room from Oct. 5 through Oct. 23, a break from standard rates of $135 to $155.But some Orioles fans think the Blue Jays will fade.
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By LAURA VECSEY | February 6, 2005
THIS IS HOW you know you live in one of the great American sports cities, where home-team loyalties run deeper - and far wider - than the Inner Harbor: In the flood of e-mails decrying my overzealous whacking of Sammy Sosa last week, one writer took particular exception to my use of the lyrics from the hit song, "Love Machine," especially the part where I suggested Sosa is a "Love Machine" and he won't work for nobody but ... Peter Angelos, the Orioles...
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By Dan Fesperman | May 26, 1991
Each night they come by the tens of thousands, as abidingly faithful in their attendance as parents trooping to a grade school pageant. They take their seats, thumb through programs and then watch in anguished embarrassment as their delinquent children commit further barbarous crimes against baseball.Here it is, only Memorial Day weekend, and the desolate prospect of a summer in the cellar already looms for Orioles fans, with nowhere to hide from the gloom.Even the most splendid of mornings brings last night's score to ** the doorstep.
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