Buck Showalter started off his postgame press conference with this deadpan line, "That was a long day at the park."
Indeed it was. Two rain delays held the game up for nearly three hours. First pitch was supposed to be at 3:05 p.m.; the game didn't actually end until about 8:45 p.m. But it ended with a 3-2 Orioles win, so everyone went home happy.
Much like the weather, not everything went according to the script. The Orioles are supposed to be a team that thrives on the long ball, but on Opening Day, they relied on timely singles in order to push runs across. Though the O's left 12 men on base, three runs proved to be enough.