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Weigh In On Orioles vs. Nationals

The surprise success of the Orioles and Nationals has the region buzzing.

The Orioles and Nationals "rivalry" has required quotations through the first few years of interleague play around the beltway.

This year is different.

Entering the three-game weekend set, beginning Friday night at Nationals Park, the two clubs are battling atop their divisions against clubs with star-studded rosters and larger payrolls.

So as one of the most important series between these neighboring ball clubs gets underway, the Patch sites in the Maryland area are curious: who are you pulling for in this year's Battle of the Beltway?

Are you cheering for Bryce Harper and the Nationals?

Or are you behind Adam Jones and the Orioles?

While we're at it, which team do you think stands the best chance of staying in the pennant race late into the season?

Can the Nationals put together their first winning season since the franchise moved to Washington? Can the Orioles buck the trend of losing that has plagued Baltimore since 1998?

TELL US: Will you be going to Nationals Park this weekend? Are you an Orioles fan or a Nationals fan? Which team stands the best chance at maintaining its hot start? Leave a comment.

Paul Amirault May 21, 2012 at 12:09 AM
I coached 12 year old travel baseball in Perry Hall for over 20 years. I love baseball. I cannot stand Major League baseball due to no salary cap and the unbalanced schedule. Thus I watch games, but have not bought a ticket since the opening season at Camden Yards. In the case of Mr. Angelos, there is a reason why his law firm has no partners, he wants full, absolute control of his property, just like the O's.
Jeff Hawkins May 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM
As I was a long time suffering Senators fan (Griffith Stadium), it's great to see the Nat's playing so well. We used to hate the Orioles, when they would regulary beat up on the Nat's of old. It's great to see "both" teams in contention, maybe a Parkway series someday. How great would that be, could go to both stadiums with ease. I like the way both teams have built their teams.......... Rockville.....was Senators country
Sharon May 21, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Jeff, I have photo slide after photo slide of most of the Senator games taken by my dad who was an avid fan. Thank you! Your comment brought back a fond memory for me on this rainy Monday!
Other Tim September 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Amazing that this is still a relevant article. As of game time tonight both teams still in first place!
Chris W September 13, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Fair weather fans.

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