Reporting Rochelle Ritchie
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The first game of the series between the Birds and the Yankees got a wet start. A two and a half hour rain delay pushed the start of the game back. But that did not dampen this playoff push for O’s fans.
Rochelle Ritchie has the reaction from revved up Bird fans.
There is nothing that could keep Orioles fans from coming out and cheering the hometown on to another victory. Not the rain, not the cold and not even the delay.
It’s game one of the playoffs and O’s fans are in full orange fever.
“I’ve been waiting for this my whole life. I was born an Orioles fan.”
After waiting more than two hours because of a rain delay, fans all across Baltimore finally got to cheer on the O’s as they took on the Yankees.
“This is fantastic. It’s been so many years, so this is just great.”
It’s been more than a decade since Orioles fans have seen orange and black in the playoffs. A victory touching the young:
“I would have to say I really love the Orioles.”
…And the young at heart.
“It was wonderful then and it’s still wonderful to me.”
“I’ve been in this time long time and I’ve seen them at different levels for many years.”
Fans say if the O’s can take out the Yankees, Baltimore City will once again make its mark in the world of baseball.
“It would be great if they got to the big game and won the whole thing.”
O-mania has local businesses booming too and stocking up for what many hope to be a winning playoff season.
Fans say regardless of what happens during the playoffs, Baltimore baseball is back.
“I see us going all the way, to the nationals and the World Series.”
Camden Yards saw record attendance with nearly 48,000 people at the game.
The Orioles face the Yankees again Monday at 8 p.m. at Camden Yards. They will play games three, four and five in New York.