New Orioles owners buy fans beer on opening day: 'It's on us'

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Free beers connected opening day? Good time to beryllium a Baltimore Orioles fan.

Nearly 46,000 fans packed Oriole Park astatine Camden Yards Thursday for opening day, and they were treated to a bully surprise. 

Mike Arougheti, a caller proprietor of the team, met a flock of fans successful the concourse to present himself.

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Orioles chapeau  astatine  Camden Yards

A Baltimore Orioles chapeau and a mitt successful the dugout aft a crippled against the Detroit Tigers astatine Oriole Park astatine Camden Yards April 22, 2023, successful Baltimore. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

As helium introduced himself and his co-owners, Arougheti got a large ovation with a large announcement.

"We're buying everybody a beer! It's connected us," helium said.

Orioles fans responded with cheers and a "Let's Go O's" chant.

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Arougheti is portion of a radical led by billionaire David Rubenstein and Hall of Fame Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr., that bought the squad from the Angelos household for astir $1.725 billion. MLB owners approved the sale earlier this week.

John Angelos took power of the squad successful 2020 with his father, Peter Angelos, successful mediocre health. Peter Angelos, who bought the squad successful 1993 for $173 million, died Saturday astatine the property of 94.

Peter Angelos and Cal Ripken Jr.

Owner Peter Angelos, left, talks with Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles earlier the last crippled of his Major League Baseball vocation against the Boston Red Sox Oct. 6, 2001, astatine Oriole Park astatine Camden Yards successful Baltimore. (Focus connected Sport/Getty Images)

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The merchantability to Rubenstein’s radical comes arsenic the Orioles are connected the rise.

Baltimore invested successful a swath of young prospects who fig to deed their stride successful 2024. The Orioles won 52 games successful 2021 earlier winning 83 successful 2022.

Last season, the Orioles won the American League East with a grounds of 101-61. It was the archetypal clip the squad had breached the 100-win plateau since 1980. They were bounced from the playoffs by the eventual World Series-winning Texas Rangers.

Camden Yards

Oriole Park astatine Camden Yards successful Baltimore during a crippled betwixt the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles Aug. 5, 2023.  (Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Orioles started the 2024 play with an 11-3 triumph implicit the Los Angeles Angels.

Fox News' Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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