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June 22, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles just completed the last leg of their road trip, having played three games against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field ( "Kevin Gausman shuts down Rays, Nelson Cruz homers in Orioles' 2-0 victory," June 18). Both Baltimore TV and radio had nothing positive to say about Tropicana Field, the Rays' home turf in Tampa/St. Petersburg. Radio broadcaster and former Os pitcher Ben McDonald even called it "gloomy. " Can you imagine anyone ever calling Oriole Park gloomy?
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NEWS
June 22, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles just completed the last leg of their road trip, having played three games against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field ( "Kevin Gausman shuts down Rays, Nelson Cruz homers in Orioles' 2-0 victory," June 18). Both Baltimore TV and radio had nothing positive to say about Tropicana Field, the Rays' home turf in Tampa/St. Petersburg. Radio broadcaster and former Os pitcher Ben McDonald even called it "gloomy. " Can you imagine anyone ever calling Oriole Park gloomy?
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NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 23, 1995
The absolute unholy nerve of those Democrats, doing unto Newt as he did unto them!Baltimore built USF&G a harbor for lunch, a subway and light rail for commuting and a ball park for after work. The city just doesn't do enough for business!
NEWS
June 13, 2013
A 25-year-old man is struggling for his life at a local hospital after an altercation involving patrons during a ball game at Oriole Park last week ("Taunting at O's game ends in intensive care," June 1). This situation could have been averted if fans nearby, or the victim himself, Matt Fortese, had approached an usher or an Orioles employee when the situation grew dicey. The ushers and other ball park employees are there so fans have the best possible experience while attending the game.
NEWS
June 13, 2013
A 25-year-old man is struggling for his life at a local hospital after an altercation involving patrons during a ball game at Oriole Park last week ("Taunting at O's game ends in intensive care," June 1). This situation could have been averted if fans nearby, or the victim himself, Matt Fortese, had approached an usher or an Orioles employee when the situation grew dicey. The ushers and other ball park employees are there so fans have the best possible experience while attending the game.
NEWS
April 8, 1991
For 37 years, Baltimore's most dramatic sports moments have happened at Memorial Stadium. Rabid football fans transformed it into "the world's largest outdoor insane asylum" for their beloved Colts, giving the home team a keen advantage over opponents. Baseball fans have known it as the major-league Orioles' only home, a neighborhood ball field that both players and spectators found endearing.Today, the park hosts its last baseball opener. Next year, the Orioles will inaugurate their spanking-new playpen at Camden Yards.
NEWS
By THEO LIPPMAN JR | August 20, 1992
TONIGHT GEORGE BUSH will be expected to do something that even the first great master of political mass communication could not do. That is, explain a campaign promise that turned out to be absolutely and flagrantly untrue.I mean, of course, his famous "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge of four years ago. There's just no way to wiggle out of the fact that he said it and then agreed to new taxes.Here's how the master handled it:In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for president against President Herbert Hoover.
NEWS
September 11, 2012
Here we are into the second week of September, and for the first time in 15 years the ball club's perennial stench has been trumped by that of the Inner Harbor. We have competitive baseball here, in the most talent-laden baseball league on earth, battling division foes like the Yankees and the Rays. Buck Showalter is part father-figure, part baseball shaman, and part psychiatrist, pushing all the right buttons. His acumen for the game is stultifying. He recently sat catcher Matt Weiters for a midweek game, replacing him with his backup, weak-hitting Taylor Teagarden.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2000
The mere mention of a baseball field in their upscale Sykesville neighborhood has residents crying foul. At issue are 3.5 acres of open space between Talon and Wimmer lanes in the Hawk Ridge Farm subdivision at the western end of town. When the last houses have been built, the developer will give the property to the town. The Parks and Recreation Department considered building a backstop and practice field on the site, similar to what is in place in nearby Burkett Park. The town is in line for about $40,000 in Open Space funds from the state, money that it will use to create and improve parks.
NEWS
June 9, 1997
THE CLOCK IS ticking. What will happen to Memorial Stadium after the Ravens move to Camden Yards next year?This is a momentous question. The Ednor Gardens and Lakeside areas have always had a stadium as their neighbor. If not Memorial Stadium, constructed in 1954, then its predecessor, Baltimore Municipal Stadium. It was built in 1922 -- before most of the current residential area was even developed.In 1988, when it became apparent a new ball park would be built for the Orioles, the city embarked on a planning process for Memorial Stadium.
NEWS
September 11, 2012
Here we are into the second week of September, and for the first time in 15 years the ball club's perennial stench has been trumped by that of the Inner Harbor. We have competitive baseball here, in the most talent-laden baseball league on earth, battling division foes like the Yankees and the Rays. Buck Showalter is part father-figure, part baseball shaman, and part psychiatrist, pushing all the right buttons. His acumen for the game is stultifying. He recently sat catcher Matt Weiters for a midweek game, replacing him with his backup, weak-hitting Taylor Teagarden.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Larry Carson and Del Quentin Wilber and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2000
In a major victory for Howard County officials, a state judge has paved the way for them to purchase a 300-acre farm in the heart of Columbia and turn it into a regional park. Howard County Circuit Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. threw out a lawsuit Friday that has delayed the county from developing Blandair Farm for almost two years. "We're ecstatic," said Gary Arthur, Howard County director of recreation and parks. The county bought the land in November 1998 from heirs of Elizabeth C. "Nancy" Smith, but the purchase was contingent on the resolution of a lawsuit filed earlier by an Ohio physics teacher, one of Smith's longtime friends.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2000
The mere mention of a baseball field in their upscale Sykesville neighborhood has residents crying foul. At issue are 3.5 acres of open space between Talon and Wimmer lanes in the Hawk Ridge Farm subdivision at the western end of town. When the last houses have been built, the developer will give the property to the town. The Parks and Recreation Department considered building a backstop and practice field on the site, similar to what is in place in nearby Burkett Park. The town is in line for about $40,000 in Open Space funds from the state, money that it will use to create and improve parks.
FEATURES
By Jacques Kelly | October 23, 1999
A BOOK I recently completed, and enjoyed so much I resisted its finish, revolves around places, events and personalities of a Baltimore we scarcely know today. There, on the city block defined by Barclay, 24th and 25th streets, as well as Guilford Avenue, stood Union Park, the city's baseball diamond, wooden grandstands and scene of some dazzling baseball play and playoff games."Where They Ain't," by Burt Solomon, carries the subtitle "The fabled life and untimely death of the original Baltimore Orioles, the team that gave birth to modern baseball."
NEWS
June 9, 1997
THE CLOCK IS ticking. What will happen to Memorial Stadium after the Ravens move to Camden Yards next year?This is a momentous question. The Ednor Gardens and Lakeside areas have always had a stadium as their neighbor. If not Memorial Stadium, constructed in 1954, then its predecessor, Baltimore Municipal Stadium. It was built in 1922 -- before most of the current residential area was even developed.In 1988, when it became apparent a new ball park would be built for the Orioles, the city embarked on a planning process for Memorial Stadium.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | July 7, 1996
If outstanding citizenship awards were given to athletes, past or present, Lydell Mitchell would be a 24-karat qualifier. He was one of the most productive Baltimore Colts in the history of the franchise -- that's 35 years' worth -- but, quietly, without cheers ringing or trumpets blaring, his involvement in an ambitious business endeavor promises to make a more important impact.He's surging toward another objective. Mitchell is a key player in the revitalization of the Parks Sausage Co., which was once at the top of its game but has fallen on hard times.
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | March 27, 1992
Commentators have crooned over the classic lines and traditional look of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. National news reporters are framing its opening as the quintessential story of spring, another quiver of rebirth for a troubled city that just won't say die.But lost in the roar of the crowds are the voices of the opponents, a loosely knit coalition of community crusaders, neighbors and politicians who fought a hard but losing battle several years ago...
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | May 10, 1994
Both starting pitchers will have the same game plan tonight, when the Orioles try to make it two in a row against the Toronto Blue Jays. The idea is a simple one -- keep the ball in the park.Orioles left-hander Jamie Moyer and Blue Jays right-hander Juan Guzman have both been tormented by the long ball during the early weeks of the season. Each has allowed eight home runs -- Moyer in 36 innings, Guzman in 43 -- to rank among the most generous in that department.Moyer (1-1, 5.50) will be making his first start in 11 days, having last appeared in a game in Seattle April 29, when he went seven innings without a decision in a 5-4 loss to the Mariners.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 23, 1995
The absolute unholy nerve of those Democrats, doing unto Newt as he did unto them!Baltimore built USF&G a harbor for lunch, a subway and light rail for commuting and a ball park for after work. The city just doesn't do enough for business!
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | May 10, 1994
Both starting pitchers will have the same game plan tonight, when the Orioles try to make it two in a row against the Toronto Blue Jays. The idea is a simple one -- keep the ball in the park.Orioles left-hander Jamie Moyer and Blue Jays right-hander Juan Guzman have both been tormented by the long ball during the early weeks of the season. Each has allowed eight home runs -- Moyer in 36 innings, Guzman in 43 -- to rank among the most generous in that department.Moyer (1-1, 5.50) will be making his first start in 11 days, having last appeared in a game in Seattle April 29, when he went seven innings without a decision in a 5-4 loss to the Mariners.
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