SARASOTA, Fla. (WJZ) — Orioles followers are flocking to Sarasota, Florida to see their crew in Spring Coaching.
It has been a yr since followers had been final allowed into the ballpark as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Now, there may be restricted attendance to permit for social distancing.
Some followers needed to pay greater than $300 to get in.
“It’s such an exquisite expertise,” Jeanie Hong, an Orioles fan, mentioned. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime expertise. We’re so excited.”
There have been followers in attendance younger, and younger at coronary heart. Harold Klein, 97, was in attendance together with his 75-year-old son.
“Makes me really feel youthful to see baseball once more,” Klein mentioned.
Orioles gamers mentioned they’re pleased to see followers within the ballpark once more.
“I’m wanting ahead to having folks within the stands,” Orioles RHP Hunter Harvey mentioned. “One thing about it. It will get you going, it fires you up. It will get the adrenaline going much more.”
“It’s going to be much more thrilling, at the very least seeing my household there, too,” Orioles outfielder Ryan Mountcastle mentioned. “Hopefully they will come out to a few video games.”
There may be nonetheless no player-fan interplay and autographs aren’t allowed.