Baltimore makes us proud every day. And there’s nothing more satisfying than hearing one of our favorite Baltimore musicians (Dan Deacon) say some smart things about our favorite Baltimore baseball team (the Orioles, duh!) in a national magazine.
Deacon admits to RS that he was a Yankees fan as a kid, but we all make mistakes when we’re young, don’t we? Nowadays, he roots for the O’s–not despite, but because of their heartbreaking performance in recent years:
People love the Ravens here; if the mayor were to come out and be like, “We are painting the city purple,” everyone would be like, “Hooray! I will volunteer my time!” The O’s have that too, but there’s a bit of tragedy to it, because there have been so many racing-to-the-top-to-slide-back-down moments with this team.
Deacon predicts that the team will win 96 games this season. Think he’s right?