Oh, Baltimore, my Baltimore

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To my beloved Baltimore Orioles,

I am the first to admit that I didn’t watch too many of your games during the 2000’s. It had been a long, dry period of time since you played a season worth watching past the month of July.

But today, I am joining the long line of fans that are using words like *surprising* to describe this season. Nobody would have figured that anyone would be talking about the Baltimore Orioles by the time the football season started. And I keep remembering the Coors Lite ad with Jim Mora squawking – Playoffs? Don’t talk about playoffs. Playoffs?

No matter what happens from this point forward – Thank you, Baltimore Orioles.

Thank you for playing your hearts out.

Thank you for giving us tears and laughter.

Thank you for putting the orange back into our wardrobes.

Thank you for allowing us to believe again.

Thank you for bringing back that Oriole Magic and letting us feel it happen.

Mind your x’s and Oooooooo’s!

Purple Maven

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Purple Maven

About Purple Maven

My moniker of Purple Maven was going to be the name of a business I wanted to start. Alas, I have no money, so now I’m Purple Maven on this fine site. I was born and raised in Baltimore County, lived in the city for many years, and then moved south to Edgewater to get closer to the water. (Well, cleaner water anyway.) I graduated from Boston College where my love of football was born (I didn’t grow up watching NFL since my parents never picked another team after the Colts left town on that snowy March night). As soon as it was announced that Baltimore was getting an NFL team, I was a fan that very minute (before we even had team colors or a name). My husband and I were dating and penniless when the Ravens were born so we had to wait a few years before we could afford PSLs. We finally pulled the trigger during the 2000 season. We have 9 seats together with friends and it was the best money we ever spent. Before our daughter was born, we made at least one road game per season including Tampa for Super Bowl XXXV (we didn’t get tickets, we watched the game with Ravens fans at Whiskey Joe’s). Interests I know more about Ravens football (and the NFL in general) than my husband does (and he’s the first one to admit it). I’m a Ravens chick through and through. I even got into a huge fight with a friend recently because he thought I was a little over-the-top. I kicked him out of my house. When I’m not watching the Ravens, I’m raising a 4-year-old Ravens chick, traveling to warmer climates, researching about health and nutrition, and working for Bisciotti’s other business (Allegis Group/TEKsystems).