We sit just two days from what is easily the most frustrating thing about baseball season, a weekend where the Yankees or Red Sox come to town. Attendance has been down this year so far, and I fear that will make it even worse for those brave O's fans who head to the park this weekend. I know we bring this up every year, but it's important to defend against out-of-towners (and worse, the locals who think it's ok to root for the Yankees). If you'll be in the Baltimore area this weekend and have a free day, PLEASE go to one of the games.
Hopefully one day in the not so distant future, the Yankees and Red Sox fans will find it hard to get a cheap ticket to our beautiful ballpark because it will be filled with O's fans. We all know that winning is the only cure for the attendance woes. Until that happens, the Yard will be infested by out-of-town fans chanting for their ballplayers and team, trash talking our team and our town, and being a general nuisance . It's our duty as some of the loyal diehards to not let these folks keep us from our ballpark and our team.
There's no excuse not to see the team this weekend. The weather is going to be beautiful, a good team is visiting, and our boys need our support. Remember that Adam Jones, Luke Scott, and George Sherrill have never played the Yankees in Baltimore before. Even if their teammates have warned them, chances are they have no idea how bad it will actually be. I'll be there Saturday night letting them know there are some fans who are happy to support them and not scared off by the opposing crowd. Hopefully some of you will be there too.
Let's Go O's!