It's pretty cool when the Orioles and Ravens support each other

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Anquan Boldin in O's hat

Perhaps you saw the video the Orioles Tweeted on Sunday afternoon featuring Adam Jones wishing the Ravens good luck against New England. It's not the first time Jones has shown some love for Baltimore's other birds; earlier this NFL season he Tweeted a photo of himself and some friends at the Ravens-Chargers game in San Diego.

The respect between Baltimore's professional athletes is mutual.

Before Terrell Suggs ignited a hashtag-using, T-shirt-making frenzy by introducing himself on national television as having attended Ball So Hard University, Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin grabbed attention around town by wearing an O's hat during his video introduction for his NBC video headshot.

I don't pretend that a city's professional athletes love - or even live - in the town they call "home" on game day. Some are criticized unfairly when they don't.

Earlier this NFL season Rays pitcher David Price faced criticism on Twitter from a Bay-area fan who asserted he should be cheering for the Buccaneers; Price argued in response that he grew up in Nashville and hadn't abandoned his Tennessee loyalties.

Want to ignite the fury of a fan base outside New York? Try wearing a Yankees hat around town. Right Lebron? Right Tom Brady?

Athletes aren't obligated to support any hometown team beyond the one that signs their paychecks, but it's pretty cool when they do.



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