Orioles fans and fans of #WearOrangeWednesdays, we are approaching the final week of the 2018 season. Admittedly, this was not the season we envisioned on March 29th when we defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-2 to open the season.
The season has been the perfect storm of failure and as such has been frustrating for the team, the fans and for #WearOrangeWednesdays. Getting people to wear #orange has been a challenge especially when the team is not performing well.
2018 has been a season of change: Manny Machado, Zach Britton, Kevin Gausman, Jonathan Schoop and others were traded away. The organization received an influx of exciting young talent in those trades and some other of the young players such as Cedric Mullins and DJ Stewart have made their MLB debuts.
Change is inevitable and more change is certainly coming. Currently there exists consternation among the fan base over the futures of both manager Buck Showalter (contract expires at season’s end) and Adam Jones (free agent at season’s end).
Some fans have suggested that Fan Appreciation Weekend become Adam Jones Appreciation Weekend and that we pack the Oriole Park at Camden Yards to show our appreciation for all Adam has done for both the City of Baltimore and for the Baltimore Orioles.
Wear Orange Wednesdays is on board with all of that but would suggest strongly we take it one step further. This Wednesday, September 26th, is both the final road game for the Orioles (in Boston) and the final #WearOrangeWednesday for 2018. We suggest that we make Wednesday the most #Omazing and #Orange of #WearOrangeWednesdays and use it to start a five-day #Orange celebration of everything Buck and Adam have done for us.
We know that Orioles fans have enough #orange to hold a five-day celebration of everything Orioles. Let’s wear our #orange and pack Oriole Park at Camden Yards this weekend.
There is no way to know what the future holds but we can certainly show the #Cap10 and #Buck what they mean to us!
Break out the #Orange on Wednesday Orioles fans and don’t change the color scheme until late Sunday evening.