Grew up in Silver Spring as a HUGE O's fan. Can't get enough of this pennant race. Just the most amazing thing that's happened to me as a sports fan in years.
I live in NYC right now and watch all games on MLB Extra Innings.
Was home in Silver Spring for the Jewish New Year yesterday and was excited to catch the game on the radio on the four-hour drive back to N.Y., which I did. Davis hit the 2-rbi single as I parked my car.
Walked into my apartment at 12:45 a.m. in time for the bottom of the 9th inning.
Despite having a 9 a.m. meeting, I decided to go for it and stayed up watching until 4 a.m. (with the help of two chewy bars and an Arnold Palmer).
I'm already at work this morning reading about Dylan Bundy because I had a 9 a.m. meeting.
In between I also helped my wife with my 3-month old, who was up for feeds at 4:45 and again at 6.
To say I'm pooped is an understatement. throat is killing and eyes need to be propped open.
It is all worth it though - 18 innings of pure Orioles Magic!!!!
Scott Zakheim, Manhattan
I stayed up because it's the first time since I've followed the team (I'm only 21) that they've been in contention. Totally worth it.
I watched the first 3 innings before falling asleep last night. But then I woke up around 1:30 a.m. and checked my iPhone to see the score, saw it was tied and turned the TV back on. At that point, I began to suffer from what I’ve termed “Osomnia.” It’s a condition where a person is unable to fall asleep while watching the Orioles on a West Coast swing. When I finally did go back to sleep after the game and post game interview around 4:30 a.m., I knew today’s work day would be tough … but we O’s fans have slept through the last 15 seasons so its well worth it!
Went to bed @ 4 a.m., drifted in and out from about the 15th inning, but that could have been the EA Poe I was reading during commercials more than the game. Had to stay up, haven’t had the need to do it in 15 years. Of course it was worth it, and I’ll do it again tonight if required.
Now even more incentive with the Bundy news. I took my son to a Potomac Nats/Keys game on July 4 and he met Dylan and got his autograph. Sept continues to NOT disappoint. LET’S GO O’s!!! (just leave fewer runners on base)