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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2011
With less than two weeks to go before Opening Day, the Orioles have already suffered the first loss of the season. The score: Mother Nature 1, the ivy at Camden Yards 0. The ivy that grows up the wall beyond centerfield at Oriole Park, and contributes to its widely imitated retro feel, was attacked by a soil-borne pathogen and had to be pulled out earlier this month, said Nicole Sherry, the head groundskeeper. "It broke my heart to tear it down," Sherry said Tuesday. "I know how much it means to the fans, and it was sad to see it go. " Sherry hopes to replant this spring or fall, but for now, the "batter's eye" — the wall behind the pitcher in the hitter's line of sight — will instead bear a fresh coat of the park's signature "Camden Green" paint.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2011
In the past 30 years, two items stolen from the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museums were recovered. Officials at the Camden Yards museum are hoping for similar luck after a ring was taken last week from a display case, part of a collection honoring amateur coach and Orioles scout Walter Youse. "We've provided all the information the police have asked for, and we're hopeful that it will turn up something here. Ultimately, the most important thing is the recovery of the ring," said Michael Gibbons, the museum's executive director.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2011
Ah, baseball, that most perfect of pastimes. Played on a Euclidean field of diamonds and base paths; achieving a near Platonic ideal with its four balls, three strikes and nine innings, and — with its fine and often heartbreaking lines between home run and foul, safe at home or out at the plate — truly deserving of its renown as a game of inches. And come the Orioles home opener on Monday, some fans will get about three more of them. In addition to improving the team over the off-season, the club apparently also had their fans', um, backs: They've installed 18,000 new seats in the upper deck and club level, The Sun's Ed Gunts reported this week, that are about three inches wider than the old ones.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
After digging through trash cans and scouring with bomb-sniffing dogs, police determined that a Monday night call reporting a bomb inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards was a hoax. Police said they received the bomb threat at around 9 p.m., and determined it to be unfounded at about 11 p.m. No roads were shut down or nearby buildings evacuated because of the threat. The Baltimore Orioles were out of town for a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2012
So, the endless post-season scenarios have put your plans up in the air? Think about Josh Distenfeld, executive chef at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Distenfeld has to make ordering, prepping and staffing decisions for what could turn out to be anywhere from zero to four games in the next five days. On Wednesday afternoon, here's what Distenfeld knew -- exactly what everybody else knew. "We're just like everybody else," said Distenfeld, who oversees all of the food operations at Camden Yards.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly | April 25, 2014
The start of Friday's Orioles-Royals game is expected to occur at 7:55 p.m. That would be roughly a 50-minute delay. The tarp is coming off the field at 7:25 p.m. The start of Friday's Orioles-Royals game is expected to occur at 7:55 p.m.   That would be roughly a 50-minute delay. The tarp is coming off the field at 7:25 p.m.
SPORTS
Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
The Orioles drew an announced 38,329 for Sunday's finale at Camden Yards for an overall attendance of 2,464,473 in the 80-date season. That easily surpassed their 2012 total of 2.36 million despite having one fewer date (the doubleheader this year on May 1 against the Pittsburgh Pirates was a single-gate admission). This is the highest total attendance the Orioles have had in a season since they drew 2.625 million in 2005. This year's average attendance of 30,806 is the first time Camden Yards has averaged more than 30,000 since 2005.
SPORTS
By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
Orioles rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman 's first two major league starts were marred by home runs and inconsistencies. After losses to Toronto and Washington, the rookie entered Sunday's matchup with Detroit - the best hitting team in the majors - with an 11.00 ERA. But before the matchup with the Tigers - a 4-2 Orioles win - Gausman spent more time in the video room with catcher Chris Snyder looking over the Tigers' lineup from top...
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2011
Weeks of cold and dreary weather seemed to melt away in the sunshine at Oriole Park on Sunday as groundskeepers and their mowers filled the air with the fragrance of fresh-cut grass and laid down a crisp diamond pattern on the emerald turf. It was the next-to-last cutting before the season's home opener at 3:05 p.m. Monday. And head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry was there to make sure the place looks its best by the time the players and fans arrive. "We'll put the finishing touches on the home opener logo [the painted insignia at home plate]
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
In the aftermath of a Camden Yards fight that left a Maryland man with severe head injuries, Orioles fans have turned to radio talk shows, Twitter, Facebook and office watercoolers to express their outrage. The alleged assault of lifelong Yankees fan Matt Fortese, 25, of Hagerstown was a rare occurrence at the stadium, according to police records and regular attendees. But with Fortese in critical condition, the incident has disturbed many fans - and attracted national attention.
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