Despite what some writers from other cities may say, Orioles fans have the utmost respect for "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- which, by the way, was written in Baltimore. We love our anthem, we love our Birds, and we love when we can celebrate them simultaneously. Plus, it's a great way to connect with fellow O's fans when visiting other ballparks. Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Jacobs Field -- doesn't matter. Wherever there are O's fans, there's "O" being shouted.
Gene Sweeney Jr., The Baltimore Sun