Big League Stew

Shirtless fan wearing Mexican wrestling mask and tights enjoys great seat at Orioles game

Big League Stew

(via @MatthewBrown on Twitter, KPowell8 on Instagram)

Besides another starting pitcher and a bat, this fan might just be what the Baltimore Orioles need down the stretch in order to make the AL playoffs. He wears a custom-designed Mexican wrestling mask, accompanying tights, cape and no shirt. He sits in the front row at Camden Yards behind the home team's dugout. And he calls himself: "Carne Cabeza" — which roughly translates to "Meat Head."

And just who is this masked fellow? Just a fan, a fun-loving 31-year-old inner harbor resident named Neal Moorhouse, who twice this season has dressed up, lucha libre-style, for Orioles games. On Sunday, he actually got to his seat long enough to enjoy Manny Machado and the O's beat the Royals 5-3. He also got on TV, as the above graphic co-starring Chris Getz of the Royals shows.

Moorhouse said he got his great seats, not from Hall of Famer Eddie Murray or O's owner Peter Angelos, but instead from a friend, who got them through work. But did any of the players notice him? Maybe a Buck Showalter?

The sight of Carne Cabeza must have been startling at first, no doubt. But this kind of silliness fits in with the odd (but good) Orioles season. Going forward, it would behoove the O's to enable Moorhouse to sit where he can be seen during as many at-bats as possible. I'm not saying that Carne Cabeza is going to become another Wild Bill Hagy. But he's good luck so far.

Plus, all he's trying to do is celebrate his team, as Moorhouse told reporter Dan Steinberg of D.C. Bog:

"I love Baltimore! We're a fun town so I like to show that by having fun!" he wrote to me. "Also, I was born without a shame filter."

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Moorhouse manages an embroidery company in Rockville, Md. and says he designed his cape (which we can't quite see) himself. Work is one thing, but it's good he's able to put his skills with fabrics to an even better use: Being a baseball fan. There is a downside to dressing up as a Mexican superhero-wrestler-Orioles fan, though: Having to buy your lucha masks by the gross.

"My mask maker says he couldn't make me just one Orange and Black mask, so I did what any normal person would do...I bought 50 of them!" the fan in question, who refers to himself as "Carne Cabeza," wrote on his Facebook page earlier this season. (He held a happy hour at Federal Hill's No Idea Tavern to give away the extras.)

Moorhouse says he's got about 20 masks left. Enough for an eerie legion of followers.

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