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July 21, 2010
So the First Lady was at Camden Yards, in partnership with Major League Baseball, to fight childhood obesity. Who thought that one up? There are controversies: about whether obesity per se should be the focus, or health and healthy living; about how much the war on obesity is really a war on the obese, reflecting all kinds of cultural bias, prejudice, and oppressions; about how - once there is consensus on what the problems and solutions actually...
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Let's see if the Oriole Park chef can sweep his competition right out of Ted Allen's TV kitchen. Oriole Park executive chef John Distenfeld is competing on Wednesday night's special ballpark edition of "Chopped. "  Distenfeld's competitors on the taped episode are executive chefs from three other major league stadiums -- Jessica Helms, executive chef at Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals; James Majors, executive chef at Great American Ball Park for the Cincinnati Reds; and Cristobal Vazquez, executive chef at Globe Life Park for the Texas Rangers.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
Thousands of fans spent Friday's Opening Day cheering the Orioles at Camden Yards, but Russell M. Woolford is still reliving painful memories from last year's home opener. Accusations of a punch thrown over a seat dispute and a disagreement over who said what to whom landed this week in Baltimore Circuit Court, pitting Woolford, a waiter from Canton, against Kevin W. Havens, a real estate agent from Hunt Valley. Woolford's lawsuit seeks $12 million in damages. At first glance, it appears nothing more than a run-of-the-mill ballpark scuffle.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Rolando Sanz did a highly important job at Thursday's Orioles playoff opener. That job just didn't involve staying for the whole game. Sanz, an operatic tenor born and raised in Rockville, belted out a raucously well-received national anthem at 5:30 p.m. Later, he dashed to Mount Vernon, where the curtain raised at 8 p.m. for his performance of "Amleto" with the Baltimore Concert Opera. "I've got enough cushion to catch a couple innings," Sanz said before ducking into a back room at Camden Yards to warm up with scales.
NEWS
May 26, 2012
As a serious fan of the last place Red Sox, I have been appalled to see the size of the crowds at Orioles' games (16,000 or fewer during their recent series with the Sox). It's downright disrespectful to provide a good, young and first place team who are playing attractive baseball with so little local support. And so many of the sparse crowd are Red Sox fans that the Boston TV commentators actually referred to Camden Yards as "Fenway South. " It's not enough to make me root for the Orioles, but they really do deserve better.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Put the champagne on ice, Baltimore. With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in Tuesday night's loss to the Chicago White Sox. “I was pleased to give Baltimore the top score, but I was not surprised because of the history and reputation Orioles Park has," Tom Lohr,...
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2012
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, whose eighth-inning solo homer was the deciding run in the Orioles' 5-2 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday, said he's not paying attention to the American League East standings. Thursday night's win, which completed Baltimore's first three-game sweep of Toronto since Sept. 13-15, 2010, kept the Orioles in first place in the division, tied with the Tampa Bay Rays at 12-7. But to Jones, who is off to a sizzling start to the season, filling Camden Yards will be a truer indicator of the team's success.
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By ROSLYN A. MAZER | April 7, 1991
As we Orioles fans contemplate our good fortune at Memoria Stadium tomorrow, we should be grateful for the lucky bounce that will also guarantee our continued baseball pleasure at Camden Yards next year.Not everyone is so fortunate.In their first shaky season in the big leagues, Houston baseball fans poured into the first domed stadium in April, 1965 to watch President Lyndon Johnson throw out the first pitch. But a structure which Houston parvenu Judge Roy Mark Hofheinz promised would create a perfectly controlled environment and "grandeur . . . for the bleacher fan and the country club member" had skylights which nearly blinded its outfielders.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | October 2, 1991
It was impulsive. It was irresponsible. It was a lark. It was lunch at the ballpark.One minute I was standing in the office behaving like a responsible adult, saying I was much too busy to go to a baseball game. Half an hour later, I was sitting behind home plate wolfing my last Memorial Stadium hot dog.The truth is that until the other day I had rarely had anything decent to eat at the stadium, which will close down after this Sunday as the Orioles move to their new downtown park.My dominant memory of Memorial Stadium hot dogs is the eerie, orange glow they exuded as they "warmed" under the concession stand heating lamps.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
Cal Ripken Jr.announced today that he'll be auctioning off the 1994 Chevy Suburban that he drove for several years during his Hall of Fame career with the Orioles.  Ripken drove the truck to Camden Yards the nights he tied and broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record, Sept. 5 and 6, 1995. Ripken also drove the Suburban to Orioles postseason games in 1996 and 1997, according to a news release put out by his public relations firm. The winning bidder will receive first-class airfare and lodging for two in Baltimore, and he or she will be invited to attend the Sports Legends Museum Gala honoring Ripken and fellow Hall of Famer Eddie Murray on Sept.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The key offensive component to the Orioles' resurgence the past three years has been the ability to hit home runs. They're never out of any game simply because they can change the tone of it with one swing. The Orioles have hit at least 200 home runs in three straight seasons for the first time in franchise history. It's a big part of who they are, but as the club embarks on its second playoff run in three years, there is a question whether their biggest offensive weapon will work in the postseason.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Put the champagne on ice, Baltimore. With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in Tuesday night's loss to the Chicago White Sox. “I was pleased to give Baltimore the top score, but I was not surprised because of the history and reputation Orioles Park has," Tom Lohr,...
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
While a top Major League Baseball security official said Friday that fans should expect beefed-up security next year, including possibly walk-through metal detectors, a MLB spokesman said no decisions for 2014 have been made.   Speaking on a sports symposium panel at Harvard titled “Preparing for the Worst: Crisis Management,” MLB security director John Skinner suggested that while some aspects of screening will be left up to the teams, the commissioner's office plans to recommend walk-through metal detectors next season, according to an Associated Press report.
NEWS
June 25, 2013
In regards to the recent letter from Paul Marx ("Orioles management sets a bad example," June 22), I am struck by the negativity and uninformed statements. First, the loud music is part of what makes going to the ballpark so much fun. He should bring his own ear plugs if he has a problem. Second, the Orioles are not cheating by asking fans to vote for Orioles players to be in the All-Star game as often as they can. This is how the All-Star votes are set up and a little research would show that.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Reinvestment and redevelopment of the distressed Park Heights neighborhood will continue under a funding agreement Baltimore's financial oversight panel approved Wednesday with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. The foundation, named for the late Orioles manager, will contribute $600,000 to develop a youth ballpark near Pimlico Race Course , one of multiple planned fields it's helping to create for at-risk children and teens in Maryland and across the country. The Board of Estimates agreed — over the protest of Arnold M. Jolivet, managing director of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association — to approve the agreement without opening the project up to competitive bids.
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff | April 5, 2013
If you're heading to Camden Yards for today's opener and you want to smoke during the game, you're going to have to leave the stadium to light up. Orioles fans will be able to smoke only in a designated area just outside of Gate E1 on the third base side of the ballpark. On March 4, the Maryland Stadium Authority's smoking ban went into effect at the Camden Yards sports complex, which includes Oriole Park and M&T Bank Stadium. The new code “prohibits smoking or carrying lit tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars and pipes)
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2011
When Oriole Park opens Monday for its 20th season at Camden Yards, fans will have more ways than ever to watch the action on the field. Five areas, called club suites, have the feel of an urban loft, complete with kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and lounge furniture. An outdoor concourse overlooking right field has a sports bar atmosphere. Certain sections down the left-field line now offer "drink rail seating," while others have bistro-style tables shaped like home plate and swiveling chairs.
SPORTS
By Mark Hyman | March 10, 1991
Welcome back to Stadium Update, the monthly feature that aims to tell Baltimore Orioles fans all there is to be told about the new Camden Yards ballpark, and one other thing.Here are this month's highlights:* The ballpark's steel skeleton has been erected, a major step. Now work starts on installing a couple of other steel items, the ballpark's sun screen and 15 lighting towers.* They've started digging up the field. The playing surface will be 13 feet below street level, which means a lot of dirt (55,000 cubic yards)
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2013
Cal Ripken Jr. is among Rachael Ray's guests on Wednesday's "Ballpark Bites" edition of the "Rachael Ray Show. " In the pre-taped segment, Ripken and Ray chat about Ripken's cooking specialties, their favorite parts of the game and his children's book series. Also on the show, which is dedicated to ballpark food, Ripken tries Ray's banh mi hot dog recipe, and Ray will also be making a brunch dog and BLT dog. The "Rachel Ray Show" with Ripken airs Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. on WMAR channel 2. #sigshell { padding: 10px; float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
NEWS
March 22, 2013
This comment is in response to Peter Schmuck 's column and this ongoing scheduling dilemma involving the Ravens and the Orioles ("Don't blame Orioles for scheduling conflict with Ravens season opener," March 20). I truly feel the Orioles organization is missing something when they are expressing concern that a midweek day game would affect revenues. It is the first day of the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashana. All of the schools are closed in the observance of the holiday. The ballpark has the potential to be packed with families who have kids off school for the day. Jewish families who are observant are not going to go, nor in some cases watch, whether it is a day or night game, so the possibility of filling the ballpark with families and children off from school could be very positive for them.
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