O's Mora moved by Camden Yards salute
"When Cesar Izturis heard "La Vida Es Un Carnaval," by Celia Cruz after the sixth inning Sunday afternoon, the Orioles shortstop admitted sheepishly that his eyes began to water. And that started a chain reaction, because when his friend and teammate, third baseman Melvin Mora, saw Izturis get teary, he started to choke up. Then there was the female fan near the Orioles' dugout who was bawling as Mora stepped onto the field after the sixth, waved to the crowd and touched his heart as Cruz's salsa tune -- the one that is played before Mora's at-bats at Camden Yards -- blared." Yeah, it's a long excerpt, but one worth sharing. Adios, Melmo. - duck
New attendance low for Camden Yards
"For the second consecutive season, the Orioles have set a new Camden Yards low in attendance. With an announced 17,969 at the finale Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles drew 1,907,163, in 81 games, a dropoff from the previous low in 2008 (1,950,077), when they had 78 home dates." Everyone who's surprised, raise your hand. Yeah, that's what I thought. - duck
Rise of young O's builds hope -- baltimoresun.com
It's the end of a disappointing season, but the Orioles believe they see the light at the end of the tunnel. -Stacey
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