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MARC Train

How the Orioles saved one fan's life

How the Orioles saved one fan's life

As we all know, the Baltimore Orioles had a miserable season in 2018. They had the worst record ever and a totally forgettable year. But it turned out to be a very important year for this lifelong fan.

I was a member of an Orioles fan group on Facebook called Orioles Magic, where I connected with other fans. I became personal friends with some of them; sometimes we would meet up at a game and get to know each other in person. I bonded with one woman in particular: Shannon was originally from the Pasadena/Glen Burnie area, but she had moved to Indianapolis, Ind., to be closer to her family after her husband had suddenly passed away.

We became regular friends on Facebook as...

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