Friday, May 17, 2013
The team announced special ticket packages for a June 16 game against the Red Sox.
Nothing like a game of catch with Dad. How about on Father's Day, and on the field at Camden Yards? The Baltimore Orioles announced Friday that the club is selling special ticket packages that will allow fans to do just that. The Father's Day Catch on the Field Package will be available for $150 for the Orioles' Sunday, June 16 game against Boston. The package includes two left field lower box tickets and the opportunity for two people to join in a pre-game catch session on the field. Additional tickets will cost $75 each, according to a team release. An upgraded package costs $198 and includes two lower box tickets in sections 6 to 14 (on the first base side) or 60 to 64 (on the third base side). The catch session will start at 11:45 a.m…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Thirty current or former service members will be honored at the All-Star Game in New York in July.
The Baltimore Orioles are asking fans to nominate a veteran or a currently-serving soldier as part of a tribute across Major League Baseball. The Tribute for Heroes contest will bring one active or veteran service member representing each major league team to the All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York on July 16. Nominations must be made on the contest's website by May 16. In a release, the Orioles encouraged fans to share information about their service member's accomplishments and community service. The Orioles also offer ticket discounts and other deals for active and former service members. Who would you nominate for the contest and why? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here are top events from around Harford and Cecil counties.
Here's what's going on this weekend in Harford and Cecil counties. Remember, you can always see what's happening or add your own events by clicking Events at the top of the page. Friday Jazz artist Giacomo Gates performs at Harford Community College. Saturday The Baltimore Orioles will honor late Baseball Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver with a tribute at Camden Yards before their interleague game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tribute will start at 6 p.m. and feature speakers including former Orioles Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Rick Dempsey; current manager Buck Showalter; and Weaver's son, Mike. First pitch against the Dodgers for the second in a three-game set, is at 7:05. Visit Bel Air's weekly farmers market…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PatchOrioles ... or post your photos here!
Orioles Opening Day is here at last. After a winter of looking back at what was, while eagerly awaiting the upcoming season, baseball has returned to Baltimore. Whether you have great seats, a unique orange outfit, are watching at a bar with friends or caught a foul ball at the Yard, we want to see what you're doing for Opening Day. It's simple: Post your photos on Instagram today using the hashtag #PatchOrioles and your image will appear in our gallery here. Have video or photos on your phone but don't have Instagram? No worries. Upload them by clicking the button on this post, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share your images from the ballpark. There are now more interactive features in the ballpark, including the ability for …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Patch previews Opening Day for the Orioles, who host the Twins Friday at Camden Yards.
The Orioles return to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first time since defeating the Yankees in Game 2 of the American League Division Series last fall. It's been a long winter, but to many fans, it felt like the shortest one in 15 years. A winning campaign last season means the first of 81 regular season games at Camden Yards comes with heightened anticipation. A 2-1 start against division rivals Tampa Bay doesn't hurt, either. Like with the roster, there aren't any major changes to Camden Yards itself. However, the warning track that rings the field just inside the fence has been replaced—the original synthetic surface was removed in favor of a blend of natural materials. The right field flag court features a new flag pole—that of …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Fans can warm up for Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards starting Saturday.
Spring training is wrapping up. Now fans will get a chance to get warmed up for the Orioles home opener. The Orioles will host a five-stop caravan of sorts in the week leading up to the April 5 home opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Read more about the "Operation Orange" here. » Love the Orioles or maybe you like writing about baseball in general? Share your blog or your thoughts with Patch's readership. The tour kicks off Saturday in Anne Arundel County. Here are the stops: The Orioles open the 2013 season Tuesday afternoon at Tampa Bay. After three games with the Rays, the Orioles return home Friday for a three-game homestand with Minnesota. Opening Day in Baltimore is set for 3:05 p.m. on Friday. The team is also holding a …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Fans can check out seats for season ticket plans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Much like a car dealer offers a test drive before selling a vehicle, the Orioles are allowing fans a chance to preview their seats for the 2013 season. The Orioles will host Tag Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23, to enable fans a chance to test out their potential seats before purchasing a season ticket plan. Seats available for 81-, 29- or 13-game plans will be marked. Fans who purchase a plan during the event will be able to take home the printed tickets, the Orioles said in a news release. The story of the Orioles' 2012 season, dubbed "The BUCKle Up Birds, An Underdog Story," will be broadcast on the video screen at the ballpark at both 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Single-game tickets will also be available at the Orioles box office…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The former Baltimore manager will be remembered in the April 20 event, which will also feature Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson as guest speakers.
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver will be remembered in a public celebration on April 20 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Orioles recently announced. The event, celebrating the life of the long-time manager who passed away in January at the age of 82, will be free to the public. The celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on April 20, featuring a video tribute and a host of guest speakers, including former players Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Rick Dempsey. Current Orioles manager Buck Showalter will also speak. Also scheduled to speak are National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, and Weaver's son, Mike Weaver. The event will be held separate from the Orioles game against the Dodgers that evening. Gates A and H will open at…
Friday, March 8, 2013
An open tryout will be held Saturday at Camden Yards.
You may not be the next Manny Machado, but you may have a shot at being the next Baltimore Orioles ballboy or ballgirl. With less than a month to go until the home opener against the Minnesota Twins on Apr. 5, the team will hold an open tryout starting at noon Saturday at Camden Yards. The Orioles are looking for athletic men and women 18 or older for the 2013 season. Participants are asked to dress casually and bring their own baseball gloves, according to a news release. The team asks that ballboys and ballgirls be "personable, customer-service oriented and available to work the entire 2013 season," in addition to being able to field ground balls. Judges at the tryout will include Orioles officials, MASN broadcaster Jim Hunter, former …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A state senator wants a new state bird; one man's technolgical fortress is his castle; and the Senate president feels snubbed by Obama.
It's not a statue in front of the office building that bares his name but Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller did receive a bust of himself this week courtesy of the Regional Manufacturing Institute. Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, a Perry Hall Democrat, gave a sneak preview of the small, light-weight bust of Miller moments before presenting it to the Senate's top dog. "You can't have too much Mike Miller," Klausmeier said. The technology is similar to what was used in a scene of Jurassic Park 3 where a copy of a velociraptor's larynx was recreated. The institute offered legislators in Annapolis the opportunity to have themselves scanned into a computer and get busts of themselves. Miller seemed impressed with the petite bust but joked that it …