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Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | October 3, 2014
The Orioles packed their bags and headed to Detroit late Friday afternoon, but it was clear that they were in no hurry to leave the orange embrace of the fans in Baltimore or the surreal environment that enveloped Camden Yards during the first two games of their American League Division Series. "I've been in World Series … I've been in the World Baseball Classic … I've been in the All-Star Game, and I never heard nothing like this," said Game 1 hero Nelson Cruz. "It was so loud, my ears were ringing.
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
The victim in an assault at Camden Yards last month has been upgraded to serious condition. Matt Fortese, 25, has been hospitalized with serious head injuries since the May 29 incident. Police said a man, Michael Bell, sitting in a section above Fortese and his date threw a beer that hit them. Fortese approached Bell and began arguing with him and another man, Gregory Fleischman, when Fleischman punched Fortese in the head, according to police. Fortese then fell onto concrete about five feet below.
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2010
An MTA light rail train that had nearly reached the Camden Yards station partially derailed Monday night, causing a "ripple effect" of inconvenience about an hour before fans filed out of Oriole Park after a game between the O's and the Chicago White Sox. No one was injured in the incident, Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens said. The train was empty at the time. The derailment occurred about 9:45 p.m., when the two rear wheels of the two-car configuration left the track.
May 8, 1991
Our colleague John Steadman makes an impassioned case for naming Baltimore's new stadium after Babe Ruth, the legendary slugger who grew up in Baltimore and began his baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles. Steadman maintains that the Ruth name carries an unmatchable glamour, an element missing from the name Camden Yards.With all due respect to our colleague -- and to the Babe himself -- we disagree that Camden Yards lacks imagination or sounds like a generic name. Glamorous it's not. But who needs glamour at a baseball game, especially when you can have mystique?
By Kit Waskom Pollard, Special To The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Dempsey's Brew Pub isn't quite a home run. But it is a solid hit — rounding the bases and heading for home. This newest addition to Camden Yards' eatery options, backed by legendary Oriole catcher Rick Dempsey, debuted on Opening Day this year. Housed in on the Eutaw Street side of the stadium, in the historic B&O warehouse, Dempsey's interior is a love letter to baseball, and the menu is a bar-food homage to Baltimore. The restaurant is open only to ticket-holders during home Orioles games.
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
A traffic officer has been released from the hospital after being seriously injured by a car near Oriole Park at Camden Yards before Wednesday night's game, Baltimore police said Thursday. The officer, a civilian working in Special Traffic Enforcement for the Department of Transportation, was hospitalized in serious condition after the accident at Howard and Lombard streets around 6:23 p.m. The driver of the car was issued traffic citations, police said. The car had been traveling west on Lombard, and the driver stayed at the scene, police said.
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2010
Aramark Corp. has been serving ballpark fare at Camden Yards since the stadium opened in 1992. But next year, the Baltimore Orioles will break their long-standing relationship with one of the country's largest food service operators and go with a new concessionaire. Last month, Aramark warned state regulators that it could lay off more than 600 employees if its food and retail service contract with the Orioles was not renewed. On Tuesday, Greg Bader, an Orioles spokesman, confirmed that the team would not renew Aramark's contract for next year and that the team was in talks with another vendor.
June 23, 1994
After two years of basking in the glory of Camden Yards-mania, officials of the Baltimore Orioles and the Maryland Stadium Authority met their first real crisis this past Saturday night: More than 40 people were injured when a three-story escalator at the ballpark lurched backward just before a ballgame with the Minnesota Twins, sending spectators toppling onto one another.How the team and stadium authority officials handle this matter will be as important to the reputation of the state-owned stadium -- at least on a local level -- as all the glowing press clippings and copycat stadium designs that preceded it.The investigators now combing the escalator for clues into the accident represent the team; Montgomery Elevator Co. Inc. of Moline, Ill., which manufactured and maintains the stadium escalators; and two arms of state government, the authority that runs Oriole Park and the division that licenses escalators and elevators.
Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
A man working inside a rowhouse near Camden Yards was trapped under tons of debris for several hours Monday after the back of the building collapsed, Baltimore fire officials said. Rescue workers pulled the victim — who suffered life-threatening injuries — from the home at 528 S. Paca St. about 4:30 p.m. The building collapsed about noon, but crews spent hours attempting to secure the structure. During the rescue, officials shut down a portion of Russell Street, snarling traffic south of downtown.
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the site Saturday of a contest waged not with bats, balls and gloves but test scores, curriculum overviews and student testimonials. It was the annual school choice fair for Baltimore City public schools. Students and staff from 64 middle schools and high schools set up shop to woo fifth- and eighth-graders who will soon choose where to attend next year. School officials said that nearly 15,000 people came to the event on the stadium's club-level concourse, triple the number of attendees last year.
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