Let's get the game specifics out of the way first.
First pitch, a strike from Brad Bergesen to Jose Bautista, occurred at 3:07 p.m. It's 55 degrees. Bautista had the first hit, a single up the middle. Beregesen got the first strikeout, fanning Blue Jays' No. 2 hitter, Alex Gonzalez.
Now, to the pre-game fesitivities:
The Orioles ran down the orange carpet a few minutes ago and I think there were some cheers. It was hard to tell over the sharp buzz of indifference.
OK, that's not fair. Those who were here did their share of clapping, but I'd say Camden Yards was only about 60 percent full when the ceremonies started. It's about 80 percent full now in the first inning.