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Do Ravens And Orioles Fans Share One Heartbeat?

Street Talk Do Ravens And Orioles Fans Share One Heartbeat?

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There was a time when I thought Ravens fans and Orioles fans were one and the same, give or take 5% or so. I considered Baltimore “One Heartbeat” when it came to the two major league teams in town.

Now, I’m not so sure.

Take that back – now I seriously doubt it!

When we post Ravens-related content on our Orioles 247 Facebook page, there’s push back from some Redskins fans and believe it or not, Orioles fans who root for the Steelers.

When we post Orioles-related content on our Ravens 247 Facebook page, there’s push back from an assortment of fans ranging from the Mets to the Phillies and God forbid – the Red Sox and Yankees.

I can’t really explain it, perhaps because I don’t quite think the same way as those “un-coordinated fans.”

Look we’ve heard all the excuses…

“Well when the Colts left I adopted a new team and stuck with them even after the Ravens arrived.”

“Well growing up the Orioles were so bad I adopted a winner to root for.”

Isn’t civic pride proud enough?

I just don’t get it.

Having said that, I’m interested to find out what the readers of this site think. Is yours “One Heartbeat” or does your heart beat to the sounds of different sports drummers?

Are you both a Ravens and an Orioles fan?

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