Yankees fans sparking Camden Yards debate has brought out worst Orioles fans possible

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Get a load of these people. One division title, a couple of top prospects, and no championships since 1983, and the Baltimore Orioles think they're the new head honchos. Truth be told, they're a movie of the week -- a t-shirt, at best, as David Mills once said.

With the New York Yankees in Baltimore this week for a four-game set, the shenanigans have already begun. We'll be the first to say Yankees fans started it, but the rebuttals from Orioles fans have been downright laughable.

The Yankees were reminded of the change in Camden Yards' dimensions when Oswaldo Cabrera's 390-foot flyout to left field got fans upset. Three years ago, that's a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to breathe life back into a dead offense. In 2024, it's a lazy warning track fly ball.

The moment Yankees fans complained about the Orioles adjusting the dimensions to a legendary ballpark, Baltimore fans came out of the woodwork with the worst possible/least knowledgable comebacks of all time.

Also, are O's fans really pretending that the reconstruction wasn't an obvious ploy to prevent home runs from visiting teams? Let's not forget this was the worst team known to man from 2018-2021. Did we forget about the playoff-less years from 1998-2011? Or the overall failures from 2012-2017? Again, do you even know your own history?

The Orioles adjusted the left field wall at Camden Yards, moving it back 26.5 feet and making the wall SIX FEET TALLER in a move to, what, create a more aesthetically pleasing environment? No! It's hideous. It looks like a toddler attempted to play Tetris with life-sized objects. It was estimated that 50 fewer home runs would be hit per year at Camden Yards.

So, yeah, it's probably time to stop complaining about it, and it's also time for Orioles fans to stop acting as if this slapdash attempt to prevent runs was an act of valor or stroke of architectural genius. And if you want to roast Yankees fans about it, this is how you don't do it.

Great find. Yankee Stadium, which was built in 1923, underwent a dimensions alteration from 1974-1975 to make the park more symmetrical. The 295-foot short porch was moved back while center field's 490-foot straightaway and left field's 350-foot wall were moved in, to make it all a bit more reasonable. That was also 50 years after its creation, as the game clearly evolved over a half-century to better define dimensions. The Orioles doing their nonsense within 30 years of Camden Yards existing was very much not that.

Also, did moving the supposed "short porch" backwards help the Yankees "take advantage of their hitting"? We'll wait.

Next up! Orioles fans who don't know math! We're sure there are more of 'em, too.

Again, you literally moved your wall back because you couldn't handle Gleyber Torres ruining your life 19 times per season. Who's the one coping here?

It gets better though. Rival fans have gone from making fun of the short porch for its advantageous distance from home plate to now claiming the Yankees demand 400+ feet for every homer hit. Figure out your argument.

And wait ... did anybody think of this?! How funny is this stock image of a LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD. Yes, this is where the Yankees demand to play the Orioles.

In the end, it's the Yankees fault for going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position on Monday night. It's the Yankees' fault for not hitting a home run. It's the Yankees fans' fault for complaining about a dimension change from years ago that, in theory, didn't really have an impact on the game because the team already made its bed. And for the record, we do not care about the dimension changes. It's done, we've moved on.

But for goodness sake, Orioles fans, you simply have to do better than this. How can you even be insulted by this? At least laugh at how dumb moving the wall back was and how it's breaking opposing fans' brains.

Then again, you haven't had a seat at the big kid table in over 40 years, so we know it might take some time to adjust.