I'm going to tonight's game and I'm going to sit in my seat and root on the Orioles like it's game seven of the World Series. I don't care about 14 straight losing seasons tonight, and I don't care that the Orioles are finishing up another disappointing season.
Tonight is going to be a playoff atmosphere. I'm sure I'm going to be surrounded by Red Sox fans and I'm sure I'm going to be annoyed by the first "Let's go Red Sox" chant, but we have a chance to knock the Red $ox and their bloated form of existence out of the playoffs and complete their utter September collapse.
I'll be scoreboard watching the Rays-Yankees game and I might even follow it on my phone pitch by pitch. I don't care that the Orioles will not be playing tomorrow regardless of the outcome, this is my playoff game and I'm going to treat it like the most important game of the year.
The weather looks iffy but you know what, "Who cares?" It's not cold and I can wear a poncho if I have to stay dry, but at the end of the day, I want MY Orioles to win this game.
Maybe it's sad, but I don't care. I'm getting fired up and I'm ready to go tonight.
Let's send the Red Sox fans home crying while we celebrate the fact that they blew what look like an insurmountable lead this September.
For one night, I'm going to pretend like the game matters because it does!
So I'm asking you, if you are close by, come out to the stadium. Let's rock Camden Yards for the Orioles tonight.
It's Orioles magic time and I'm going to feel it happen!
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Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.