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June 9, 1991
Someone has been stealing bleachers in Carroll County, state police spokesman Chuck Jackson said.About 120 bleachers have been taken from six parks and two public schools, he said."
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NEWS
October 1, 2012
Regarding your report that Sparrows Point is again up for sale, due to past uses of the land there's not much that can be done with now. However, it could make an excellent site for a race track. With the Baltimore Grand Prix IndyCar race supposedly a success, maybe it is time to try finding interested parties to operate a track. Sparrows Point can never be turned into housing, but a huge track with bleachers would be perfect. There are many racing enthusiasts in Maryland and many actually race their own vehicles.
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FEATURES
By Susan Reimer | May 18, 2004
IN JOHN GRISHAM'S sentimental little book titled Bleachers, a group of former high school football players gather in the bleachers at their old field, sharing memories as they wait for word that their feared and revered old coach has succumbed to cancer. It's a lovely scene, but I think Grisham got it wrong. As athletes, those guys never spent a minute in the bleachers during their high school careers, so it makes no sense that they would gather in that place to comfort one another. The bleachers are where their parents would have gone.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds recorded his second two-homer game of the series in today's series finale at Yankee Stadium, driving in four of the Orioles' five runs so far as the O's have taken a 5-3 lead here in the Bronx. Reynolds' first homer, a solo shot in the fifth inning, was a mammoth shot to left field off Phil Hughes that landed about 15 rows up into the Yankee Stadium outfield bleachers. His second one -- another bomb into the left-field bleachers -- was a three-run shot off Hughes that gave the Orioles a 5-3 lead in the team's four-run sixth inning.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | April 4, 1994
Season's Greetings. . .Joe Holman was a publicist way back when. He did all sports, amateur and professional, and, until baseball came along, he used to say the best athlete he ever worked with is Spartacus.Joe's gone now, but each spring when the voice of the turtle (and umpires) is heard across the land, his tribute to the game comes to mind:THE BLEACHERITEI wanna go sit in the bleachersAnd root for the home team to winAnd join in the boos, with good pallies like youseAnd "kill" me an ump, now and then.
NEWS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer | August 2, 1992
When football season kicks off at Edgewood High a little more than a month from now, fans finally will have brand new bleachers to sit on and new lights overhead.The additions will come as part of a $200,000 project that also will add a new press box next year.The old bleachers provided seating for just more than 300 people, but the new ones will hold 1,350.The old movable bleachers, which had been donated by Edgewood Arsenal, were 30 to 40 years old, said Paul Metzger, work experience coordinator and partnership coordinator for Edgewood High.
NEWS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Staff writer | November 7, 1990
Volleyball fans who came to Mount Hebron High School on Friday night to watch the Vikings and visiting Centennial play for the county championship weren't nearly as surprised by the outcome -- a five-game Hebron victory -- as they were by the seating arrangements in Hebron's gym.Several hundred spectators arrived to find the bleachers closed with "Condemned, Do Not Open" signs taped over them. Fans had to sit on individual chairs placed in rows along each sideline.The reason for the inconvenience?
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1996
HOLLYWOOD -- When it comes to the fans of the Oscars, the real winners are in the bleachers.That's where the luckiest fans get to sit, the ones willing to sleep outside a few nights, subsisting on the food they're able to carry in and enduring chilly L.A. evenings (Hey, in L.A., 50 degrees is chilly).Their prize: They get as close to the Oscars as the average fan can get. Last night they watched the stars arrive, snapped a few pictures, breathed the same air as the stars they adore.They also earned the envy of a couple thousand more fans who can't get that close, who are forced to flit around the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion like moths surrounding a flame, getting close but never actually getting inside.
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | April 7, 1999
There are any number of ways to come by Opening Day tickets, but the best way of all is as a last-minute gift. You come to the office on a Monday morning expecting one sort of day, only to be detoured into a completely different one. Instead of sitting in front of a computer terminal like any other Monday, you find yourself in the sun-soaked bleachers at Camden Yards for the most festive game of the year. That is the definition of a good workday, and it was Lori Thompson's on Monday.
NEWS
By Caitlin Francke and Jamie Stiehm and Caitlin Francke and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2001
The demolition of Memorial Stadium resumed yesterday morning as preservationists lost a last-minute court hearing to halt destruction of the lauded landmark. Wrecking crews began work about 11 a.m., bringing down portions of the left outfield bleachers. The demolition started at the order of Mayor Martin O'Malley, who had tried to craft a compromise with preservationists and developers Thursday night. An agreement was reached to save the war memorial portion of the facade, but preservationists want more.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2011
Tim Anderson agrees that, with the way his luck has been trending, now would probably be a good time to buy himself a lottery ticket. "If I were old enough," said Anderson, a 17-year-old Orioles fan who will be a senior at Calvert Hall this fall, "I would have already. " Of course, there is a lot more to catching home runs than blind luck. You need to be nimble enough to leap over rows of seats, you need to have good hands and be fearless in a crowd, and you need to show up, night after night, ready to pounce at the crack of the bat. No one has done those things better lately than Anderson, who gained a slice of the national spotlight this week when he caught home runs during three consecutive Orioles games.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | June 29, 2011
I’m glad Major League Baseball has changed its stance on sharing video, because I wouldn’t have been able to pass along this video of a Cubs fan trying to gun down Miguel Tejada at home plate after a home run. I know, Tejada, now with the Giants, couldn't be tagged out because he smashed the ball into the bleachers -- and because fans can't throw players out -- but check out the throw as Miggy is rounding the bases. [ Via Deadspin ]
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2011
After an 8-0 run extended No. 9 City's lead over No. 5 Edmondson to 48-34 with 5:36 left to play in the fourth quarter, a fight broke out in the stands at Baltimore City College that caused Friday night's rematch of last season's regional title game to be suspended. The game will be finished at a later date. "Edmondson is a cross-town rival, but I didn't expect that," said City coach Mike Daniel after the gym had been emptied. "It was shocking. " Edmondson called a timeout after City guard Nick Faust drained a 3 from the top of the key with 5:36 left to play in the game, capping a furious 10-minute run. City's energetic student body roared throughout the timeout, gesturing to the Edmondson fans at the other end of the court.
NEWS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun reporter | August 22, 2008
Home-field advantage has never looked more appealing to Jeremiah Conway. Conway, a senior center and defensive tackle for the Mervo high school football team, can't wait to open the 2008 season at Art Modell Field at Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School - on the same field turf that the city's NFL franchise plays on and in front of more bleachers. The facility also includes and upgraded concession stand and upgraded restrooms. "I appreciate being able to go out on a new field, under the lights, in front of new bleachers," Conway said.
SPORTS
By Rick Maese and Kevin Van Valkenburg | August 18, 2008
The Sun's Olympic correspondents, Rick Maese and Kevin Van Valkenburg, are blogging to each other at baltimoresun.com/olympicsblog . An excerpt: To: Kevin, et al. Subject: Before we talk about 2012 ... The rail at Churchill Downs ... in the shade at Amen Corner ... ringside at a heavyweight title fight ... the Wrigley Field bleachers ... in front of the Crazies at Cameron Indoor Stadium. I'm not sure what you think the coolest seat in sports is, Kevin, but I got to think being at the Water Cube these past nine days is pretty close to the top. And sitting in front of a television and soaking it all in from home is not a bad second.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | January 3, 2008
An Arnold man and woman have been charged with stripping the aluminum bleacher seats from three Anne Arundel County parks and selling the metal for recycling, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. Robert Edward Johnston, 33, and Cindy Joy Ward, 34, both of the 1500 block of Winter Berry Drive face three counts of felony theft each in the incidents from Dec. 17 to Dec. 21 at Arnold Park, Broadneck Park and Freetown Park in Pasadena, said Cpl. Mark L. Shawkey, a police spokesman. Police suspect that the two might have been involved in a similar theft at Elvaton Park, also in Pasadena, and an attempted theft of bleacher seats at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, both of which took place in the same time period.
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,sun staff | May 5, 1999
The bleachers at Camden Yards are a pretty good place to catch a ballgame. They're not bad for witnessing an international spectacle either.In Section 96, Row N, Seat 14, Amanda Barrett might have been a long way from home plate Monday night, but she was perfectly situated to see a Cuban umpire body-slam an anti-Castro demonstrator to the ground behind second base and then pummel him in the face.Amanda hasn't been to a lot of Orioles games in her life, but it seemed to her that this wasn't average ballpark fare.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1997
New grandstands are on the way at the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field in North Baltimore -- even though the construction pace may be one step ahead of the city's zoning process.A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before the city's zoning board on Hopkins' plan to enlarge the grandstands on the north side of the field on University Parkway. But ground was broken on the $2.3 million project early last month -- a month before next week's hearing.Hopkins wants to complete the 4,700-seat grandstands -- which will replace permanent and temporary bleachers -- by the opening of the lacrosse season March 1. The old bleachers have been torn down, and concrete pillars have been erected to support what will be a 32-foot-high structure.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Aria White and Aria White,Sun reporter | August 2, 2007
Families, spectators and power-boat race enthusiasts can join the Kent Narrows Racing Association this weekend to watch powerboats race more than 100 mph at the 17th annual Thunder on the Narrows races at the Kent Island Yacht Club. "It's flat-out fun; I tell people it's the most fun you can have with your clothes on," said Wheeler Baker, the race director. Attendees can watch more than 50 boats whizzing past at high speeds. The fastest boats go about 140 mph, Baker said. According to Baker, the event usually draws a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators.
NEWS
By KEVIN VAN VALKENBERG AND LEM SATTERFIELD and KEVIN VAN VALKENBERG AND LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTERS | February 1, 2007
Sterling Jones sits on a concrete ledge above rusty metal bleachers at Edmondson-Westside High School watching the school band labor through a last rehearsal before tonight's football game. His feet dangle over the ledge, but it is hardly an image of relaxation. He nervously rocks back and forth. The biggest game of his senior year is tonight, Saturday, Sept. 23, Edmondson versus City College under the lights at Polytechnic Institute's football stadium.
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