For the most part I'm the same way as the players. Baseball has always been a stoic game, and in truth you're not supposed to celebrate (unless it's a world series or something) like that. Say what you will about the O's, however they don't ever show anyone up. Over the years I've gotten so sick of how the Red Sox seem to "enjoy themselves" when things are going so well for them. Watching the likes of Ortiz and Youkilis run the bases so slowly after standing at home plate admiring their homers...almost so as to allow their fans and the opposing team to savor the moment as much as they are. MASN analyst Dave Johnson put it right in my opinion when he said once that it's "a man's game." So I expect the players to act like men and not boys.
Over time the BoSox have found every way possible to beat the Orioles, many times at the last minute as such. So for the O's to "do Boston the same way they've done the Orioles" so many times, and when it counted so much more, was poetic justice in my opinion. Normally I would have said that a dogpile like that after winning a non-WS game would be way over-the-top. But what that was in reality was a group of guys that had been maligned so much by so many people, especially those in the opposing dugout, and they showed Boston up the same way they had done it to the Birds so many times. I'm not an overly emotional guy, but I'm the first one to admit that I had tears in my eyes at that moment, and it's something that I'll never forget. Luke Scott said it was the greatest moment in baseball history; I'm not sure I agree with that, but without a doubt it was the greatest closing act of all time.
"THE ORIOLE'S COMING TO THE PLATE - REIMOLD -THEY DID IT! THEY DID IT! THEY DID IT!"-Gary Thorne, 9/28/2011