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.
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.
April 19, 2003
For Navy football coach Paul Johnson, spring practice has been a welcome opportunity to tweak and tinker with an offense that last season - when it didn't turn the ball over - wasn't that bad. For defensive coordinator Buddy Green, retooling the defense this spring has been nothing short of a complete restoration project. "We aren't anywhere close to where we need to be," said Green earlier this week. "We are moving a lot of guys around, taking a look at a lot of young faces. We are hoping individuals get better at certain positions, whether we've moved them [somewhere]
August 20, 2013
Welcome back to the bar. Sorry we hadn't been open for a while, but I figured most of Baltimore needed a shot -- or 15 -- after Monday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Pull up a barstool and try not to weep into the peanuts. I'll pour you a stiff drink. I'd make it a double, but there might be someone on base. Yes, Monday was a particularly fist-pounding loss for the Orioles. And it was fairly typical these days. They knocked out 15 hits and chased one of baseball's best pitchers, David Price, after five innings.