Bucking a (long) Baltimore trend
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts relayed to right fielder Nick Markakis how he had stopped at a Baltimore-area store Monday, and how the patrons he had bumped into possessed an unusual enthusiasm. Young or old, it didn't matter. "Everybody was talking about the Orioles," Roberts told Markakis.
The same thing continued to hover over Camden Yards before and during the Orioles' home opener Monday, the whole place filled with orange and black and hope. "It was completely different than anything I've seen before," Markakis said over the phone on Monday night. "Just the vibe at the ballpark, from the first pitch all the way to the end. It's something we haven't seen before."
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