7:07 PM EDT, September 22, 2012
When the Orioles moved into extra innings at Fenway Park on Saturday, the orange-clad fans who had flown and driven up to Boston for this important three-game series decided to take over the ballpark.
The O's fans finally got some payback for all the times Red Sox Nation has taken over Camden Yards during the past decade or so. They broke into a loud chant of "Let's Go O's!" that could not be drowned out by the booing Sox fans who had not yet made an early dash for the exits.
Former Orioles executive Charles Steinberg, who is the assistant to Red Sox president Larry Lucchino, said that the combination of the fan enthusiasm and the Orioles' amazing string of 16 extra-inning victories reminded him of some good old days in Baltimore.
“Watching this does take you back to 1989 and the ‘Why Not?’ season,’’ Steinberg said. “And it reminds you of the years of Oriole Magic. There’s a spirit that’s visibleand we certainly are hearing the Orioles fans this weekend.
“The tables have turned from when Camden Yards seemed like Fenway Park South. Today, Fenway Park seemed like Camden Yards North.”