Brooks Robinson

Super Fans to the Rescue

Super Fans to the Rescue

In the fifth inning at Camden Yards, the cameras leave the field and turn to the stands to find the “Fan of the Game.” The big screen over the scoreboard shows a smiling dude in an O’s jersey and an orange hard hat waving an Orioles flag. The crowd roars before the camera quickly pans away to the next featured fan.

Over 2.5 million people will spin the turnstiles at Camden Yards this season, but only 81 of them will be named “Fan of the Game.” Sometimes it’s a kid decked out in orange dancing like a tiny lunatic; other times it’s a drunk in an orange wig or a pretty girl in Orioles sunglasses and an ironic foam finger. For...