Okay, you can tell by the avatar that I'm not really an Orioles fan-but living in southern Maryland I've been to a number of Orioles games since we were sold Short (poor pun intended).
For the record-it's much easier for me to drive to Glen Burnie, catch the light rail and detrain right outside the stadium. OP@CY is a beautiful park-BUT it's too anti-septic. Sure it conjures up visions of stadiums of yore-but I'll take gritty old Memorial Stadium, with the sometimes blocked view (from those concrete support columns and the upper deck). It was a real pain to get to and away from if there was a large crowd, but the atmosphere was a lot more fun and when the team was playing well the place would ROCK!!! Maybe this is just the reminiscing of a 50+ year old man but Memorial Stadium (except for the drive and parking-or lack of it) seemed to have a spirit of it's own.
Maybe if Peter Angelos ever fields a winning team at OP@CY, some of that enthusiasm will return.
"For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.