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Adam Jones: Camden Yards “isn’t Fenway South anymore”

Jul 27, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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Orioles outfielder Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with two home runs in last night’s 6-0 victory over the division rival Red Sox. The O’s are now 6-2 against the Sox on the season, including 4-1 at home. The lack of Red Sox fans at Camden Yards as of late prompted Adam Jones to tell MASN’s Steve Melewski that his team’s home turf “isn’t Fenway South anymore”.

As Zach Wilt notes, the Orioles have won 15 of their last 20 and 25 of their last 35 overall games against the Red Sox. Last night’s win, along with the Rays’ 10-6 victory over the Yankees, pushed the Red Sox down to second place in the AL East. The Orioles are in third place, 3.5 games behind the first-place Rays.

  1. theinconvienenttruth - Jul 27, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Let me make myself clear that I’m an O’s fans and from Baltimore:
    That being said, we’ve seen a transition since midseason 2012 at Camden Yards. This has a lot to do with success of the team. Ever since Ripken retired, I’ve seen less and less O’s fans at the Yard. A lot of blame was out on ownership, but us fans deserve a bit of it too. Angelos not willing to spend money since Albert Belle, still really hasn’t. A lot of praise should be given to McPhail and Duquette for building a contender now. It’s great to see a lot of support now, but where was it all along? Sox and Yankee fans take over OPACY when they come into town for a series, it was sickening. We do have a great venue, and their fans stay here for weekend series because of it. It should of never gotten as bad as it was, quite embarrassing.

    • thomas844 - Jul 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM

      Well said. McPhail should change his name to McWin!

    • beachnbaseball - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:07 AM

      I remember how Peter Angelos said he welcomed Red Sox fans to Camden Yards and said they may be the best fans in all of baseball. Looked like a lot of red in the stands last night.

  2. maritime85 - Jul 27, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Im down here today on the inner harbor in Baltimore. Someone should share Adam Jones thoughts with the store owners who busted out all there red sox merch, you woulda thought the game was being played on neutral ground. Obviously the shops breaks out whoevers in town. But besides that I say there were more people rocking red sox gear then oriole 60/40 sox easy

    • mybrunoblog - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Your hanging around the inner harbor. Tourist area bro. Won’t find many Baltimore folks shopping down there. It’s like Times Square in New York. You’ll never see a NYer there.

  3. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    I never had any problems with Yankee and Red Sox fans invading Baltimore whenever we played. It did wonders for our local economy, bringing all of their money into our town and spending like crazy. Restaurants, bars, hotels, merchandise. That said, it was really fun to watch the Yard fill with O’s fans for our playoff games against the Yankees last year.

  4. movke - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    @maritime85 there are more red sox fans at the inner harbor because it is a tourist attraction, the majority of Baltimore fans (who live in the area) would go directly to the game

    It was really bad a few years back the last two seasons O’s fans have made a strong showing

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