Yeah, I know.
I grew up surrounded by passionate Phillies fans...parents, extended family, and friends. They were everywhere. Spent the first several years of my life going to the Vet (this was in the early/mid 1970s) and my path was set. Until...
My dad worked for an outdoor advertising company that does billboards. His company had season tickets to the Orioles, seats were literally front row behind home plate. He took me to my first O's game in 1976 and that was it. I was hooked. I never looked back, been a die hard fan for 45 years now. At that point it became "fun" to go against everyone I knew and started rooting against the Phillies. Nothing was sweeter than beating the Phils at the Vet to win the 1983 World Series.
Unfortunately, that was a long time ago and the great moments have been few and far between ever since.
A lot of baseball fans today do not realize how great the Orioles organization was back in the 60s and 70s. "The Oriole Way" was something that most organizations tried to emulate (unsuccessfully) for many years until the Hoffberger family sold out to Edward Bennett Williams and then eventually, the despised Angelos family. That family has ruined a once proud organization. It's sad.