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…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Here are top events from around Baltimore city and county this week.
Here's what's going on this weekend in Baltimore city and county. Remember, you can always see what's happening or add your own events by clicking Events at the top of the page. Friday Comedian Kathy Griffin will perform at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Towson University hosts the annual Tigerfest at Johnny Unitas Stadium, this year featuring headliner rapper Wiz Khalifa. Saturday The Baltimore Orioles will honor late 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 …
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 email@example.com 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 …
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.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Here are the highlights around the Baltimore area this weekend.
Baseball season is back, as is the Baltimore Farmers' Market. Here's a guide to this weekend's top attractions. You can see what's happening in your neighborhood or add your own events to our calendar by clicking Events at the top of the page. All weekend It's opening weekend at Camden Yards as the Orioles face the Minnesota Twins. Jake Arrieta, 2012's opening day starter, will pitch the first home game. The Orioles started their season Tuesday at Tropicana Field with a 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The opener is at 3:05 p.m. Friday and will be aired on MASN and WJZ. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show "Dragons" wraps up its run Sunday at 1st Mariner Arena, with two shows each day this weekend. Friday The Baltimore …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Patch asks readers share their thoughts on the issues in the news.
The 2013 Orioles have a tough act to follow. Last year the birds snapped a 14-year streak of finishing with a losing record, and exceeded expectations to make the post season. The O’s open their season at 3:10 p.m., on Tuesday in Tampa Bay. Where do you think the O’s will finish this season? Tell us in the comments.
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 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Love the Orioles? Share your thoughts with Patch's audience via Local Voices.
The Orioles are giving you the bobblehead you want this season. Five Orioles players are up for a fan vote to determine who will be featured in a bobblehead giveaway this season. Fans can select from Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis, Jason Hammel, Jim Johnson or Nate McLouth. Vote here. The bobblehead doll will be given away during Fan Appreciation Weekend—amid the final homestand of the season on Sept. 29. The club held a vote last season, with J.J. Hardy edging Robert Andino, Mark Reynolds, Jake Arrietta and Tommy Hunter. Andino and Reynolds left the club this offseason. The Orioles always seem to find headlines with bobblehead giveaways. Brian Roberts was a little blue when his bobblehead first arrived in 2006, and in 2011, a Brian Matusz …
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…