I do. I tell them everything that makes sense... but they're to ignorant to care. "You grew up with them so you left them!"
One did make a good comparison though. They said if you were a fan of the "Maryland Terrapins" your whole life but then some major college team opened up 3 minutes from you, would you ditch the Terps.
I get that comparison, but it's all dumb since I didn't care for the O's much when I was little anyway. I think I watched more Marlins games than I did Orioles games when I was little. Gary Sheffield was a boss.
Not a good example because College Park (to the chagrin of Baltimoreans) is in the WASHINGTON area. There won't be another major university opening up in Rockville or Bethesda, and driving down to Byrd Stadium isn't too bad. A better question would be how would they feel if there was a chance for major university to start an NCAA football program in Baltimore, with ALL of their games at M&T Bank Park, but the University of Maryland was blocking it? How would THAT make you feel about the Terps?
(That being said, it annoys me to no end, that while Maryland always plays one game in Baltimore, they don't even CONSIDER using FedEx for one or maybe ALL of the Terps games. If the Terps could sell out FedEx Field, Maryland would quickly become a contender for a BCS bowl.)
I have no problem with the Ravens. The Ravens didn't keep Washington from getting an NFL team for a third of a century. If the Orioles had acted the way they did, I would say that I feel the same way about the Ravens the way Washington sports fans SHOULD feel about the Orioles.