The best of the week was Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander finally getting some love from the fans – even if they are from the United Kingdom:
During last Sunday’s game, 4,000 scouts from the United Kingdom sat in the outfield seats just behind where Santander was playing in left field. They had just attended the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia and were taking in a ballgame in Baltimore. As the blog BirdsWatcher put it, “After throwing a ball into the stands as a souvenir, the large contingent of scouts roared with excitement each time a flyball found the glove of Santander. Each applause became more passionate with every flyball caught and souvenir thrown into the stands.”
Acknowledging the budding relationship between the outfielder and his new UK fans, the Orioles scoreboard even welcomed the attendance of the “Official International Anthony Santander Fan Club:”
After the game, the Orioles broadcasters asked him about his new found fame:
Later, he thanked the scouts for their support:
What’s even cooler is that the TV station that broadcasts Os games put the kids on their show a few days later with none other than Santander himself:
Its great to see Santander finally getting some recognition! Oh, and the O’s even won that game!