By popular demand, Opening Day programs are back.
In a move sure to please some souvenir hunters, the Orioles said yesterday that they are reprinting the first-game book that fans bought by the bundle on Opening Day at the new Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
All 50,000 books were gone roughly two hours after the gates opened, leaving thousands of fans rankled.
About 10,000 inaugural game programs will be on sale tonight at the ballpark, when the Orioles play the Cleveland Indians. Another10,000 are expected to be available tomorrow night, also against the Indians. Programs are $3 and will be sold at gates 12 and 79, the club said.
Starting next week, game programs also will be available at the Orioles store in the B&O warehouse at the ballpark, where fans can shop without buying a ticket to a game.
The Orioles also will sell the programs by mail, at a cost of $5 each. Write: Opening Day Program, P.O. Box 33307, Baltimore, Md. 21218. Allow four to six weeks for delivery.
Both ballpark and mail-order sales will be limited to five programs per order.
Team spokesman Rick Vaughn said neither tonight's nor tomorrow night's Orioles games are sold out.
Late yesterday, 38,446 tickets had been sold for tonight's game and 36,437 for tomorrow night's game.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards seats 48,041.