BALTIMORE – For the Orioles, there’s no place like home.
“We’re tired of playing in visiting cities. We’re ready to get a home field advantage,” Caleb Joseph said.
“We’ve been on the road so long that it feels like spring training.”
The last time the Orioles played at home, Joseph pantomimed signing an autograph for an imaginary fan.
Adam Jones couldn’t wait to get back to Baltimore.
“I missed my own bed,” Jones said.
There’s been lots of talk about how much was lost due to the riots, not only for the five missed home games, but other businesses in downtown Baltimore.
“Spending money at Camden Yards is spending money in the community,” Jones said.
“Sports have always been that bridge. Those three hours, you get away from your reality and you go to the park, watch a great game.”
Zach Britton was disappointed that the May 1-3 games were relocated from Baltimore to Tampa Bay without the Rays coming here in July. He would have preferred to play at home with no fans that weekend.
“It’s nice to get home. You appreciate your fans a lot more,” Britton said. “I think we understand that this is just a game. There are other bigger things going on out there.”
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