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Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012

Orioles look to profit as enthusiasm carries over from surprising 2012

Baltimore baseball fans flocked back to Camden Yards and merrily decorated themselves in orange and black as the Orioles authored baseball's most surprising story of 2012.

Now, signs abound that the enthusiasm from last fall — when the team broke a 15-year streak of losing records and postseason whiffs — has carried forward to a new season, which starts Tuesday in Tampa Bay. The Orioles' home opener Friday is the second-most-expensive opening-week ticket in the sport. The team's merchandise accounts for three times as much of the Major League Baseball retail market as it did last year. And baseball analysts are discussing the club as a viable contender in the American League...

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