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Is that what they mean by an 18-inning stretch?

  |  September 19, 2012

One fan finds the excitement just too much as Seattle's match with Baltimore moves into another innings at Safeco Field. Pic: Ted S Warren/AP
One fan finds the excitement just too much as Seattle's match with Baltimore moves into another innings at Safeco Field.  Pic: Ted S Warren/AP

There's commitment, and then there's commitment.  And then there's these guys.

Baltimore's 4-2 win over Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field stretched into the early hours of this morning as the Orioles took five and three-quarter hours to finally claim victory.

But never underestimate the staying power of a fan.  Even as the clock ticked by, these brave souls stuck it out to see their side suffer a home defeat.  If that's not showing dedication to the cause, I don't know what is.

Even if the match itself was enough to drive you to catch 40 winks...

The remaining fans at Safeco watch as the match moves into its 18th innings. Pic Ted S Warren/AP

The remaining fans at Safeco watch as the match moves into its 18th innings. Pic: Ted S Warren/AP