* The White House made it official yesterday: President Bush will throw out the first ball of the season when the Orioles open Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 6 against the Cleveland Indians.
* Almost 14,000 cubic yards of concrete will have been placed to form the structural foundation of the new stadium.
Neighbors of Oriole Park prepare for the changes to come. Page 1G
* Making Orioles TV ads was a chilling experience. Page 1F