But that's not what we've been experiencing at Camden Yards in recent weeks. Fans are excited. They are vocal, and they are energized. It doesn't require much prodding to get them out of their seats cheering for the next Chris Davis home run or Darren O'Day clutch relief appearance. Average attendance has been more than 29,000 per game, or only 1,500 or so behind last year's pace, a stunning achievement given the rather depressing circumstances of this city since the season's start in April. TV ratings have been even better with the Orioles ranked fifth in the MLB behind only the Royals, Cardinals, Pirates and Tigers.