Oriole Park at Camden Yards provided one of the great spectacles of the 2012 Major League Baseball season on Thursday night.
It's hard to describe, but I can tell you this much: The park was full, it was loud and it was orange.
Seemingly out of nowhere, baseball was back with a vengeance in Baltimore on Thursday night. The Orioles have had other sellouts this season and in recent years, but not like the one they had on Thursday for their game against the New York Yankees. For the first time in a long time, they enjoyed a sellout that consisted of a decidedly pro-Orioles crowd.
Given the way the Orioles have revived their long-lost greatness this season, odds are sellout crowds at Camden Yards are going to be a more regular occurrence from here on out. Baltimore is officially a baseball city again.
The revival of baseball in Baltimore goes to show that there's always hope for once-great baseball cities. Here's a look at five baseball cities that we want to see experience a similar revival.
Note: Attendance figures courtesy of BallparksofBaseball.com.