By Greg Carpenter

There is a quiet passion bubbling over in Baltimore.  It’s the start of the 2014 Orioles season.  I’m not sure if it’s the rough winter we have been having or if it’s the February and March moves the Orioles have made.  Either way, excitement is building.  Need proof?  My brother and I were at a restaurant the other day and the game was on the televisions.  A preseason game.  Nick Markakis hits a rocket and scores a couple of runs.  The place went crazy.  My brother and I looked at each other and said simultaneously…this is a preseason game.  More Proof?  Towson University was playing in the semi-finals at the Baltimore Arena.  There were Orioles logos everywhere on hats and T-shirts.  More proof?  I was at a party Sunday and people at the party were talking about the O’s.  Conversation would change, then the subject returned to the Orioles.  The team was brought up 4 or 5 times during the party.  I’m telling you Baltimore is ready for it’s birds to start playing for real on March 31st. Bring it!!


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