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By Bill Free | August 25, 1991
Timonium Race Course lives on, and no one was more excited yesterday than vice president and general manager Max Mosner.Mosner was even in a joking mood as opening day of the often troubled 10-day meet went off without any major hitches."
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
NEW YORK -- The focus of Monday's Yankees home opener was on shortstop Derek Jeter , who played in his final Opening Day game at Yankee Stadium. The 39-year-old Jeter received a standing ovation in his first at bat and a rousing reception from the home crowd during pregame introductions. He also received praise from Showalter, who was Jeter's first big league manager when Jeter debuted with the Yankees in 1995. "He's somebody who baseball should be proud of," Showalter said.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 25, 1991
WIMBLEDON, England -- There was one bomb scare, no tennis and only a few cryptic answers to the continuing mystery surrounding the pullout of top women's seed Monica Seles.Other than that, it was just your average opening-day rain out at Wimbledon yesterday.Neither a serve nor a volley was seen at the All England Club as a steady drizzle prevented officials from even lifting the covers off the grass courts. Play was finally suspended at 6:50 p.m. local time, some 10 minutes after a bomb scare cleared the Centre Court stadium and adjoining press building.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Of course it's only one game, but if the Orioles can make it a habit of winning low-scoring, one-run games, 2014 really could be a special season. The Orioles had their chances to score in their 2-1 Opening Day win over the defending champion Boston Red Sox on Monday at Camden Yards. They put leadoff runners on base, they hit into rally-killing double plays, they swung wildly at some pitches -- all things that haunted the Orioles down the stretch last year. But no one talked about that Monday, because that was overshadowed by new Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz's game-winning homer, by Tommy Hunter's bend-but-don't-break ninth inning in his first test as closer, by the team's stellar defense and the bullpen's four shutout innings.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
The Orioles have set their 25-man roster, although it will not become official until Sunday. The Orioles will need to take two members off their 40-man roster to make room for Evan Meek and Delmon Young. Here is the roster: Catchers (2): Matt Wieters, Steve Clevenger Infielders (5): Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop, J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, Steve Lombardozzi Outfielders/DH (6): Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, David Lough, Nelson Cruz, Steve Pearce, Delmon Young Pitchers (12)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Amid last year's Opening Day fanfare there was a somber feeling in the press box at Camden Yards -- a reminder we had lost some old friends the previous offseason, including a longtime sportswriter, an Orioles superfan and Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver. That day stung a little bit. In comparison, I imagine this year's opener will feel like the business end of a swarm of angry wasps. Since the end of the 2013 season, the Orioles family lost, among others, former minority owner Tom Clancy and Gold Glove stalwart Paul Blair.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will make his first career Opening Day start today against the Rays. Machado, 20, joins Brooks Robinson (19 in 1957, 20 in 1958), Ron Hansen (20 in 1958) and Boog Powell (20 in 1962) as the only Orioles players to make an Opening Day start at the age of 20-or-under. The last 20-or-younger Orioles player to play in an Opening Day game was Wally Bunker on April 13, 1965. Machado, who joined the team last August from Double-A Bowie, will bat second in the Orioles lineup today.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
At some point today, probably a couple hours before the first pitch is thrown by Jake Arrieta in the 2013 home opener at Camden Yards, I will grab a copy of the Orioles' daily game notes, and place them on the press box ledge in front of my work station. They'll stay there all game. Untouched. I assume I'll do that for a chunk of games this season, just as a reminder. The Orioles' public relations staff puts a lot of time into creating those notes packets. And I'll surely use another copy for my writing purposes Friday.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2011
The highlights of Day One include the Opening Tap Celebration, the after party at Baltimore's new beer garden and a karaoke session at Alewife hosted by the festival's marquee name. Thursday's scheduled activities begin at noon with the First Annual "Star Spangled Banger" Parade and end fourteen hours later, give or take, as the participating bars toss out their last customers. The parade will start at Fort McHenry , traipse its way through the south side streets and wind up at Market Square, aka Power Plant Live!
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April 4, 2005
A's at O's, 3:05 p.m. today
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
For many Baltimoreans, spring begins at 3:05 p.m. Monday with the first pitch of the Orioles season, and sunshine, gusty winds and temperatures around 60 degrees are forecast for it. The morning was forecast to start off in the mid-30s, warming into the 40s for the morning and into the 50s by midday. Winds of 15-20 mph and gusts up to 30 mph were expected into the early afternoon. Another taste of winter was fresh for many in areas north and west of Baltimore, after several inches of snow fell across much of the region Sunday night.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters and editors give their thoughts on the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day at Camden Yards. Eduardo A. Encina, reporter: With all the anticipation and buzz thats comes with Opening Day, the beginning of the 2014 season played out perfectly for the Orioles. Nelson Cruz gave his new team the big hit, the bullpen tossed four scoreless innings, and Tommy Hunter passed his first test as the new closer.  Dan Connolly, reporter: It's hard to script it much better.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff. It will mark the most consecutive Opening Day starts by an Orioles outfielder since Paul Blair made 12 straight starts in center field from 1965 to 1976.  Two Orioles infielders -- second baseman Jonathan Schoop and third baseman Ryan Flaherty -- will be making their first Opening Day starts.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn't the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in the right place, those questions were answered quickly. As Cruz ran down the carpet before the Orioles' season opener against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox, Baltimore welcomed him with the long, exaggerated chant of his last name - “Cruuuuuzzzz” - a sound he had heard for several years from adoring fans in his former home ballpark playing for the Texas Rangers.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger regularly made it to Opening Day at Camden Yards growing up, even if it meant missing school. Clevenger grew up just across the street from Oriole Park in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore, so making his first Opening Day roster with the Orioles is special. “It's a dream come true,” Clevenger said Sunday. “I get to play for my hometown team, the team I grew up rooting for. It's a special time.” Not long ago, Clevenger was sitting in the stands on Opening Day. “All the time,” he said.
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By Dan Connolly | March 31, 2014
We are awaiting official word on the Orioles' Opening Day lineup. The delay surely has to do with right fielder Nick Markakis who has been dealing with a stiff neck the past two days. He said he had treatment again Monday morning and said he feels "a lot better. " But he is going to take swings in batting practice before declaring himself ready. “I've been around long enough to know which injuries I can baby and which injuries I need to take care of. This is one that's kind of in-between,” Markakis said.
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March 27, 2014
Baltimore County officials, former Negro League Baseball players and fans enjoyed "opening day" a few days early Thursday as the county formally unveiled the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball in the Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. At the ceremony, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored the late Hubert "Bert" Simmons, who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants in the 1950s and for whom the museum is named. Audrey Simmons, his widow, and Ray Banks, a lifelong friend of Simmons, thanked the county for facilitating the museum in the community - five years after "Bert" Simmons' death and 73 years after he began playing baseball in the Negro Baseball Leagues.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
One of the great things about Opening Day - and I believe this is my 17th as a sports journalist - is that there are always a few guys who have never experienced it before. Rookie lefty T.J. McFarland had been to an Opening Day at Comiskey Park in Chicago as a fan, he but never attended one since he became a pro in 2008. Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who debuted with the Orioles last May 29, had never been to a big league Opening Day game until today at Tropicana Field. But there are two guys in Orioles uniforms whose stories are worth highlighting today.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Amid last year's Opening Day fanfare there was a somber feeling in the press box at Camden Yards -- a reminder we had lost some old friends the previous offseason, including a longtime sportswriter, an Orioles superfan and Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver. That day stung a little bit. In comparison, I imagine this year's opener will feel like the business end of a swarm of angry wasps. Since the end of the 2013 season, the Orioles family lost, among others, former minority owner Tom Clancy and Gold Glove stalwart Paul Blair.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Two hours before Chris Tillman's first pitch, as the sun poured healing rays onto Eutaw Street and thousands of orange-and-black-clad fans flooded toward the turnstiles, a man in a Brooks Robinson jersey leaned against the No. 5 Hall of Fame sculpture in front of Camden Yards. Fred Crouse of Parkville, 53, was waiting for his wife and daughter. He'd been so eager to get to the ballpark for Opening Day 2014, he'd taken off running, leaving them far behind. "I was mad to get here for the buzz," said Crouse, a lifelong Orioles fan, raising his voice in a brisk wind Monday before the 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. "Just look at this place.
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