Matte steps up with a new plate SPRING TRAINING

March 11, 1993|By Jon Morgan | Jon Morgan,Staff Writer

Move over, Boog. Make room for Tom Matte.

In what is becoming a sort of gastronomical Hall of Fame for retired Baltimore athletes, Matte, a former Colts running back, will be shoulder to shoulder with ex-Orioles great Boog Powell when Camden Yards opens next month.

Powell will be back for the second year, signing autographs and selling his popular barbecue sandwiches off a grill on the Eutaw Street pavilion between the stadium and adjacent B&O warehouse.

Matte will be right next to him, selling platters of St. Louis-style ribs.

"The aroma will go throughout the stadium, I'll tell you that," said Matte, who played for the Colts from 1961 to 1972.

Matte's partner is Mike Hart, a local dockworker and union official. They will sell platters of smoked pork ribs with coleslaw and corn bread for $7 or $8.

Matte used to own a rib joint in Havre de Grace, but will use a Hart family recipe for these ribs.

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