These are a few of the tweets that I favorited last night. Some were funny and some were mean-spirited, but most looked a lot like this. Just generally in awe of what this team has done this season.
I am a 100% supporter of the Orioles, I always have been and I always will be. But I can’t say I’ve ever had faith in them to win. To this day, tied for first place on September 5th, I’m looking over my shoulder waiting for the other shoe to drop. It can’t be real. Surreal doesn’t even begin to cover it. I feel like I’m in a dream and I don’t want to fully believe it, because if I do then I know how much it will have the ability to hurt me. On the flipside, I’m going to enjoy this September more than anyone who hasn’t let baseball in, and more than anyone who’s doubted the Orioles or gave up on baseball because our team wasn’t winning.
A lot of my friends have made jokes to me about how excited I must be and wondering what I’m going to have to say about it, and the truth is I can’t put it into words. Just like a lot of those people tweeting, it actually brings tears to my eyes to think about post-season baseball in Baltimore. I was 12 the last time it happened and unfortunately the only thing I really remember is Jeffrey Maier.
I’ve heard that OPACY is sold out this entire weekend. I really hope that’s the case. We are in the thick of a pennant race, something that the past two generations have either never seen, or were way too young to remember. Get excited, believe in your team. And if they don’t make it, look back at this ridiculous and totally unexpected season and know that it’s the start of good baseball back in Baltimore.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen. ~Bob Lemon, 1981