Reporting Jessica Kartalija
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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — For the first time in days, Camden Yards will be quiet as the Orioles travel to New York for game three of their showdown with the Yankees. After a thrilling game two, the series is tied at one win apiece and fans think the O’s have plenty of magic left in the tank.
Jessica Kartalija has more on the excitement building for game three.
At Sports Alley in Glen Burnie, owner Ray Dix can’t keep Orioles gear in stock.
“It’s unbelievable. Haven’t seen it in over 15 years,” Dix said. “This year is the best we’ve done in the 23 years we’ve been in business.”
Sports fans have been waiting years for this–and the time has come.
“It’s really nice to see the stadium filled again. When I was young, my grandfather took me to the World Series in ’70 and ’71. It’s been a long time and I’ve been waiting for them to come back,” said a fan.
“This year, it’s been unbelievable to see what they have been going through,” said another fan.
“There’s just a bunch of guys who wanted to get together and play baseball,” said a fan. “And the coach is great, too.”
“I can remember going as a kid and I loved it,” a fan said.
“They’re coming in, buying hats, jerseys, women’s earrings–the jewelry line is wiped out,” Dix said.
Playoffs have meant big business for stores just like Sports Alley.
“People coming in just want Orioles, Orioles, Orioles. October! This is crazy. I love this; this is what it’s all about,” Dix said.
Game three will be held in New York. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.