In 1988, the Baltimore Orioles lost their first 21 games of the season. After they broke that losing streak on the road, they came home to more than 50,000 fans at Memorial Stadium for a Monday-night game.
O’s fan Sam Angell wants to recreate that “uplifting” feeling when the Orioles play the Blue Jays at Oriole Park on Monday following a week of unrest in Baltimore. The goal is to pack Camden Yards with fans, to come down early to patronize local businesses, and to cheer extra loud.
According to the Facebook event page, several local establishments are participating. The Orioles organization itself is not promoting the effort, but their vice president of marketing Greg Bader thinks “[i]t’s a great thing … a great idea.”
Whether or not Oriole Park sells out, it’ll certainly be better than the Birds’ last home game.