A lost generation of baseball fans in Baltimore. I had posted a comment in a previous post saying how it irritates me when 5 out 20 thousand fans at the oriole games are into the game and watching it. Granted we are in last place and I don’t know maybe it is because we are losing that the fans just don’t watch the game. Or maybe it is Oriole fans themselves that have made this so. I am talking about the passionate oriole fans that grew up in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s who made Memorial Stadium the world’s largest outdoor insane asylum. Now I know that a lot of us here at the Camden Chat are die hard oriole fans but I am talking about the general fan. Now days you go to the games and people are texting or talking on their phones or even just chatting about what they bought at the mall that day, but fail to tell you what number Nick Markakis is and what the score of the game is and so on. People like that take away the whole atmosphere of a baseball game. That being said, that atmosphere that has been created at Camden Yards (Quiet Atmosphere) to me the people of those past generations I think are kind of at fault. I feel that when you go to games now and you yell people look at you like you have three heads. I almost feel to the younger generation now it is almost a fashion statement to go to the games as opposed to getting loud and getting behind your team when they are down. Trust me fan excitement at the ball games can go a long way. It can almost re energize the players I am sure to an extent.
I just had to rant and it is something that has been on my mind. Sorry if this may be little dis-organized but I had to get it out. Let me know what you think.