Thursday, April 4, 2013
Rain had been predicted for Friday afternoon.
Going downtown for the Orioles home opener on Friday? You may be able to leave the umbrella at home. Rain set to move in Thursday night and continue Friday will move out of the Baltimore area by noon at the latest, a few hours before the Orioles host the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards at 3:05 p.m., according to the latest National Weather Service forecast for Baltimore. There is 80 percent chance of rain Thursday and a 40 percent chance on Friday. That's a change from earlier forecasts. Friday's high could get up to 60, according to the forecast. If you're visiting games later in the Orioles' homestand, the rest of the forecast appears dry. The high will get to 56 on Saturday and 63 on Sunday, before getting into the 70s next week.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Mount Washington resident has gone to hundreds of Orioles games.
Lisa Warren didn’t grow up at Camden Yards—they grew up together. The Mount Washington resident was 11 when she went to her first game at the “new” ballpark. But she was already a diehard Orioles fan by then after years of watching them at Memorial Stadium. Follow North Baltimore Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Along with her younger brother, Ben, now in Chicago, sister, Amy and parents, she would go to several games each season. Now Warren has season tickets and goes to about 30 each year. None, however, means more than opening day, which is where she'll be Friday when Baltimore hosts the Twins. Amy Kitchens, a Highlandtown resident and Warren's 29-year-old sister, has accompanied her to the home opener for the last six seasons. “It’s …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Catholic Church is criticizing the Baltimore Orioles for holding Opening Day during the holy religious observance.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore released a statement on Wednesday afternoon expressing disappointment with the Orioles decision to play their first game of the 2012 season on Good Friday. "On Friday, April 6, nine Major League Baseball teams, including the Baltimore Orioles, will play season-opening baseball games,” the statement begins. “On the same day, countless Christians and Jews will mark solemn and holy religious observances, Good Friday and the start of Passover." Good Friday is a religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. According to the Bible, Jesus spends six hours on the cross from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jake Arrieta’s first pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. "Three o’clock is when Jesus died," …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Roland Park Baseball Leagues celebrated its 60th season Saturday morning.
In the land of lacrosse, baseball reigned supreme, at least for one day. On the ball fields at Gilman School—one of the area's lacrosse powers—kids and parents gathered to to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," the "National Anthem" and celebrate the ceremonial first pitch of the Roland Park Baseball Leagues' season. The Opening Day ceremonies marked the start of the little league's 60th season.