Reporting Meghan McCorkell
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BALTIMORE (WJZ)— The season of 2012 comes to an end for the Baltimore Orioles. The Birds lost to the Yankees in Game 5 Friday night.
Meghan McCorkell has more from fans.
Orioles fans are proud of their team as they battle to the very last out against the Yankees.
It was a night of highs and lows for O’s fans.
“Honestly, the one that hurt the most was the home run call,” Mike Costello said.
At Claddagh Pub in Canton, the orange and black came out to support an O-mazing season.
“It was a lot of fun. It was a good year. You can’t take away what the Orioles did this year,” Griffin Frank said.
At Pappas in Parkville, fingers were crossed and all eyes were glued to the TV. But it wasn’t meant to be.
“It’s the best season we’ve had in 15 years. The city is just happy. It’s been an awesome season.”
For 15 years, it’s been a rough road for the Birds.
“I actually lived in New York for a couple of years. So that was even harder,” Elizabeth Tomasiello of Cockeysville said.
And despite a rough night on Friday, O’s fans are definitely pumped for next season.
“They’re on a good upturn. Next year’s going to be better,” Jonathan Bresloff said.
This year inspired a whole new generation of O’s fans, like these kids at Steuart Hill Academic Academy.
“This is the feeling that I remember growing up in Baltimore and I’m just so happy and proud that with this wining team, that feeling is being experienced by a new generation of O’s fans,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
“It’s good to see everyone coming back out, coming back to Camden Yards, seeing 47,000 people again,” Nick Tatum of White Marsh said.
Even with the playoff run done, it’s certainly been a season no one will forget.
The Orioles organization tweeted out a message calling Baltimore fans the best in baseball and thanking everyone for a magical season.
The Yankees now advance to the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and will host the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.