I’ve been an Orioles fan since we moved to Maryland when I was 7… coincidentally that was 1983, the last time they won the World Series, so I dumped the Yankees tout suite for the O’s. My wife and I live in Northern Virginia, and she loves baseball but never really had “A Team”, except for the Dodgers, but that was only because if she claimed she liked them her parents would let her stay up late if they were on TV. So, when the Nationals moved to town, she latched on pretty quick. I took a little longer to come around, but I did.
That’s a long way of saying I’m both an Orioles fan and a Nats fan (don’t @ me) so this year has been pretty darn fun so far.
They’re playing each other now. Usually I kind of root for whichever team “needs” it more, and this year that’s the Orioles, as I expect the Nats to win their division by 15 games.
Fun note - for several years, I’ve created an utter juggernaut of an O’s/Nats hybrid in MLB the Show. I call them the Natty O’s.