If that's the case, it sounds as if he was practically euphoric a few innings later when he went to buy a brat at the concession stand.
"I looked at the peanuts and they were Barcelona peanuts!" he said. "Barcelona! That's my town! So I'm there, throwing out the first pitch at Baltimore Orioles stadium and they have Barcelona peanuts! What are the chances?!"
Oh, yeah, it would be hard to root against this guy in the big race.
Not only is Servia considered one of the good guys on the circuit, but racing is in his blood.
According to his bio, he's the son of a Spanish rally champion. He's also a big motocross rider who got his first off-road motorcyle from his father when he was — get this — 2 years old.
Two! Me, I wouldn't let my kids on a Big Wheels until they were, I don't know, 10.
But mainly you cheer for Oriol Servia because of this crazy love affair he's had with this town since 2011's race.
"It was so impressive last year," he said. "As a first-year event, it was packed. Everyone was so energized! Everybody (in the Series) felt like we should be here, we should be coming here every year."
So here he is again, looking for his first win this season. His best finish was 11th at Sao Paulo, Brazil. But they don't care about orioles in Sao Paulo. They don't walk around in orange and black, Servia's new favorite colors.
Can he get that first win here Sunday?
"I'm really motivated," he says. "We've been improving the car every race. It's so competitive. Every race, there's, like, 15 guys with a real shot at winning. ... But if we make the right decisions, we can win."
If he does, I hope Michael Phelps is in town, too.
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