The Horsebox was packed with
fans, making it feel like a little slice of
in the East Village. The familiar Oriole Bird hat was in full display among the patrons and when
went deep in the third inning, an ear-splitting "Let's go O's!" chant erupted. Even the bartender was wearing a "Bohlieve" shirt and an Orioles cap.
Most of the Orioles fans I talked to are Maryland transplants from
. They live now in Brooklyn and
. Most go back to Baltimore and catch a couple of games a year at
. There were two
fans who were pretty silent throughout the game, but some muffled cheers went up when
hit a triple over
head. I talked to a father and son who have lived in
their entire lives but have rooted against the Yankees. They were beside themselves at the O's success this year.
No one I talked to claimed to have seen this year's success coming. This season has been such an unexpected pleasure, it's been a happy dilemma to find an Orioles bar to congregate. What everyone with an O's hat agreed on in a small corner bar in New York City was their common love for the Orioles, and they were all happy to finally find a place away from home that felt like Charm City. Win or lose.
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