March 18, 2013
Another day, another inquiring mind wanting to know what it's like to be baseball's next big thing. Manny Machado is ushered into the large conference room at the Orioles' Ed Smith Stadium training complex, his attention quickly drawn to the portraits on the far wall. Brooks Robinson. Frank Robinson. Boog Powell. Cal Ripken. All in a row. "Someday," he says almost sheepishly, "I want to be up on that wall. " Someday, he probably will, but first things first. There is the small matter of living up to the advance billing and Machado instinctively knows that he won't be able to do that if he takes his eye off the ball.
August 4, 2014
It already has a famous name, but Ripken Baseball says it is looking for a naming-rights sponsor for Ripken Stadium, home of the minor-league Aberdeen IronBirds. The family name of Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. would not disappear from the 6,300-seat stadium. Rather, it would be paired with that of a new business partner. "We're looking to take the iconic Ripken name and partner with another iconic, established brand," said Colin Clark, vice president of brand marketing for Ripken Baseball, which Ripken chairs.
May 14, 1995
Many young athletes don't believe they have to stretch before playing baseball.Baseball doesn't require constant running like basketball or soccer. It doesn't include the physical play of such sports as football or lacrosse.Young players spend their time before their soccer and football games in a formal pre-game workout with teammates. Young players spend their time before baseball games mainly playing catch while chattering with a buddy.And besides the pitcher and catcher, the rest of the team spends its time waiting to catch a fly ball or sitting until a turn at the plate.
April 7, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Fans of the C-SPAN cable channels are protesting Comcast's decision to pre-empt U.S. Senate broadcasts, Book TV and other shows in favor of Orioles or Washington Nationals baseball games. A dedicated viewer of C-SPAN2 sat down a week ago to watch Book TV, and quicker than a major league fastball, the program was gone from the public affairs channel. "All of a sudden a baseball game was on instead," the outraged viewer wrote to C-SPAN. "I was furious." Comcast says it provided notice before it began bumping some C-SPAN2 shows last week because the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN)
June 3, 1995
There is a 40 percent chance that today will be a washout. Today is a Saturday in early June, a time when hundreds of events from birthday parties to baseball games are scheduled to be held outside. The last time I looked, the forecast called for a 40 percent chance of scattered showers.Now showers, as veteran weather report readers know, are different from rain. Showers are bursts of precipitation. Rain, however, means steady precipitation. If it rains, you're going to get wet. If it showers, there is a good chance you can take cover and emerge later to push away the puddles.
August 20, 1992
The Hamburg Street bridge will remain closed during Oriole baseball games -- despite an appeal from the South Baltimore business community that the bridge be reopened in midgame.City transportation officials say a month-long traffic study determined that opening the bridge during games presented too great a hazard to pedestrians.Since Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened in April, the bridge stays closed from two hours before the game until traffic clears after the game to accommodate baseball fans walking to and from the stadium.