Welcome home O's

The home opener has brought a new energy to Baltimore. Fans are excited; there's orange and black everywhere; and the sounds of baseball are echoing through the Yard once more. Orioles-Opening-Day_2010_Oriole-Bird.jpgWelcomes were mostly warm for this O's squad, and the enthusiasm for young Orioles like Matt Wieters and Brian Matusz showed how energized the fan base is with the emergence of so much potential in the Orioles' youth. And though the Orange Carpet has already been rolled up for another season, things are underway at Oriole Park and there are still 81 more home games to enjoy at the Yard. But if you're here today, you've seen the banners, the balloons, the new seats, the vendors and the fellow fans. You've smelled the Boog's and maybe you even caught the man himself, as he paid a visit to his BBQ stand before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch along with fellow former Oriole Brooks Robinson. If you couldn't make it, maybe you've been watching on MASN or listening on the radio from wherever you are. But either way, if you feel like reliving one of the most dynamic days of the baseball season, check out MASNsports.com's photo gallery from today's home opener. Also, in case you're interested, the Orioles released the following info about the amount of food consumed on Opening Day: ARAMARK will staff approximately 60 permanent and portable food stands, 75 private suites, and the Camden Club restaurant in order to feed fans at Oriole Park this season. From those venues, fans will eat: • 9,200 Hot Dogs • 4,500 Pounds of French Fries • 3,700 Soft Pretzels • 2,500 Boog's Pit Beef Sandwiches • 1,500 Hamburgers • 1,400 Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches • 1,300 Orders of Nachos • 1,200 Orders of Chicken Tenders • 1,500 Gallons of Soda • 1,400 Bottles of Water
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