Sister Paulette, at The College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, watches the O’s, religiously. She’s been a diehard fan for a long time and considers Earl and Elrod among her special angels.
She works in the admissions building. The moment you meet her you know, her heart belongs to God and the Orioles. Her love for her team was a condition on her moving into the admissions office, “I said I need a place to bring my Orioles stuff.”
Sister Paulette is the baseball Nun and, thankfully for us O’s fans, the one team she sticks by through thick and thin is her beloved Orioles, “I follow the Orioles I guess even as a kid.”
Her office, offers a bit of history, “As you see I’ve got loads of bobble heads over there that people have given me and the balls. I have Cal Ripken. I have Jim Palmer. I’ve got Brooks Robinson.”
A no standing in ticket lines for her, she’s got clout, “When I went to the games, which I went to as many as I could go to, any my thing was if they went to the game with me they stayed until the bitter end. I didn’t care what they were doing we stayed until the end.”
These days she doesn’t get around much but her Orioles are at the top of the food chain and she credits heavenly intervention, “It depends on how the prayer goes. I’ll say ‘OK Lord they can do this you know just help them out there’, especially when they’re playing the Yankees, they’re not our favorite team.”
Sister Paulette wants to remind everyone it’s a long season and true fans do not waiver, “A fan no matter what, root for them no matter what. Whether they win or whether they lose.”
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