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April 12, 2010

History at Camden Yards

Be proud Baltimore. You did it.

And you thought there wouldn’t be history made at Camden Yards this season.

The announced attendance for Monday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Rays is 9,129. That makes it the smallest crowd in the stadium’s 19 seasons.

The previous low was set last May 26, when 10,130 people showed.

You shouldn’t be surprised. This season was never supposed to be about attendance.

-- Dan Connolly

Posted by Dan Connolly at 9:08 PM | | Comments (5)


9,129 fans, on a beautiful night with no rain or cold. The 1-6 start doesn't help, but maybe the Orioles might want to change their new policy on higher prices for walkup tickets on game day. If not, look for this to be a seaon of records. I wonder how low they can go this season. I say they may see a game with 5,000 fans. 13 losing seasons are taking their toll.

This team seems to care only about selling out for the Yankee and Red Sox games anyway.

Please Fire Dave Trembly now!

You "Fans" should be ashamed of yourselves. Sell out on the home opener, and you can't get 10,000 against one of the top three teams in all of baseball.

You Baltimorons may be the sorriest Baseball fans around. Other cities with losing teams will still show up to support their teams and they don't have half the tradition that the O's have.

The more you complain about things not changing the more they stay the same. You're a terrible fan base that doesn't deserve a winner until you show them true support and root them on.

Most of the people in the Baseball Industry believe the Orioles have one of the best young groups of talent in all of baseball and you as living and breathing "Die Hard" Orioles fans can't support this? Shame on you. The Orioles players deserve much better!

Let me mind my friend James of some things. Two playoff appearances in 27 years, 13 straight losing seasons and an owner who insists on raising ticket prices despite all of this. The "highlight" of the last 27 years came when Cal Ripken was chasing the "The Streak" on the heals on the players strike in 1994. Remind us again why we should support our team? It's time for the team support the city of Baltimore. Not the other way around.

Yea, fire Trembley! That will fix everything! Ya bloody moron!

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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