O's carnival today at Camden Yards

January 27, 1996

The Orioles 1996 Winter Carnival will be held between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. today at Camden Yards. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under, and are available at the Orioles box office. For information, call (410) 685-9800.

There will be clubhouse tours, batting cages and speed pitching machines, a play-by-play booth, trivia contests and baseball card dealers. Available for autographs at various times will be Bobby Bonilla, Roger McDowell, Chris Hoiles, Rick Krivda, Bill Ripken, Jimmy Haynes, Mike Flanagan, Tippy Martinez, Ken Singleton and Elrod Hendricks.

A list of special events:

* 11 a.m.: Fan forum on baseball operations with GM Pat Gillick, manager Davey Johnson, assistant GM Kevin Malone and scouting director Gary Nickels.

* 12:15 p.m.: Hitting clinic with Randy Milligan.

* 1 p.m.: Fan forum on Orioles front office and behind-the-scenes operations with vice chairman Joe Foss, director of business services Walt Gutowski, community relations director Julie Wagner, ticket manager Audrey Brown, Oriole Productions manager Vince Steier, head groundskeeper Paul Zwaska and field attendant Ernie Tyler.

* 2 p.m.: Fan forum on media predictions with Buster Olney and Peter Schmuck of The Sun, Tim Kurkjian of Sports Illustrated, Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Scott Garceau of WMAR-TV and Bruce Cunningham of WBFF-TV.

* 2:15 p.m.: Pitching clinic with ex-Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson.

* 3:30 p.m.: Catching and fielding clinic.

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