I'm planning to go to tomorrow's game at Camden Yards.
I normally go to Orioles games on weekdays or Saturdays. I haven't been to a Sunday game in Baltimore in a number of years. I think the last time I went to a Sunday game, it was at Memorial Stadium.
Which means I've never been there on a Sunday since it became customary for there to be a rendition of "God Bless America" at the beginning of the seventh-inning stretch on Sundays.
Of course, it is a long-established practice for Oriole fans to shout "O's!" during the Star-Spangled Banner, at the beginning of the line "O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave..."
It occurs to me that "God Bless America" contains the line "From the mountains to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam..."
When I go to the game tomorrow, if I were to shout "O's!" when the song gets to the word "oceans," would everybody else be shouting with me, or will they all be looking at me like I'm out of my mind?
My guess is it would be the latter.
Anyone have any thoughts as to why it should be considered acceptable to shout "O's!" during the Star-Spangled Banner but not during "God Bless America?"