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By DAN CONNOLLY | June 17, 2007
You've heard this tale before. A once-proud baseball organization is now stuck in a historic cycle of losing while the sports-crazy town it inhabits has become apathetic. The beautiful downtown ballpark sells out only on Opening Day and often finds itself more than half-empty. The ownership is criticized for being too cheap or too distracted to care about winning. And, by July, anyone within 100 miles of the city is thinking football. But, sorry, Orioles fans, this one is not about you. It's about your hard-working cousins 250 miles to the northwest, the ones you hate during football season but commiserate with in the summer.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Put the champagne on ice, Baltimore. With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in Tuesday night's loss to the Chicago White Sox. “I was pleased to give Baltimore the top score, but I was not surprised because of the history and reputation Orioles Park has," Tom Lohr,...
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By Peter Schmuck | June 7, 2005
PITTSBURGH - Mystery solved. When David Newhan opened last night's game at PNC Park with a single to right-center field, a cheer arose from the crowd of 15,860 that, well, reminded me of when the Yankees visit Camden Yards. When Miguel Tejada followed with a mammoth two-out home run, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Orioles expatriates burst into applause again, this time making me think of the way Oriole Park sometimes seems like Red Sox Nation. Orioles officials have been searching for a big portion of their fan following since April, which featured the three smallest crowds in the history of Camden Yards.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Before Orioles slugger Chris Davis left for PNC Park on Tuesday, he made a proclamation to his wife. Davis was giving himself a mulligan for the first seven weeks of the season. “I told Jill, I'm just going to start over. I'm going to start the season over today,” Davis said. “And that's kind of what I did.” After striking out in the first and hitting a single in the fourth, Davis' 2014 officially began again with a flourish -- three home runs in his next three at-bats against three different pitchers as the Orioles battered the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, before an announced 22,787.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2004
WASHINGTON - When it opened in 1992, Oriole Park at Camden Yards was hailed as an old-fashioned ballpark with modern amenities that nestled cozily into its urban environs. Now, it appears a new stadium will be built in the region, and D.C. officials believe their proposed park will accentuate the qualities that fans like best about Camden Yards. They say it would be even more intimate. The new, unnamed stadium would be built on the Anacostia River waterfront and would house the Montreal Expos, who are being lured to Washington subject to the approval of Major League Baseball.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Put the champagne on ice, Baltimore. With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in Tuesday night's loss to the Chicago White Sox. “I was pleased to give Baltimore the top score, but I was not surprised because of the history and reputation Orioles Park has," Tom Lohr,...
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By Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2002
Changes at Camden Yards for the 2002 season aren't being restricted to the clubhouse and ticket booths. The numbers on the outfield fence apparently won't look the same, either. Two weeks removed from revealing price increases on most seats at the ballpark, the Orioles are expected to return home plate to its original location after pushing it back 7 feet last year. Club spokesman Bill Stetka confirmed that the Orioles have contacted Major League Baseball, which must grant its approval for the dimensions to be altered.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2011
There were options had the Orioles wanted to skip Jeremy Guthrie's start or, at the very least, push it back a couple of days to make sure the right-hander had recovered from a back strain. But Guthrie wanted the ball, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided there were worse things than having his Opening Night starter on the mound looking to extend a two-game road winning streak. That decision hung over the early innings Tuesday night as Guthrie was rocked for five quick runs and the Orioles never recovered in a 9-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in front of an announced 33,806 at PNC Park.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | June 6, 2005
I'LL BE HUMMING a little Sister Sledge as I head down I-70 today to attend the first meaningful encounter between the Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates since they met in the World Series in 1979. I don't expect anybody in Baltimore to sing along. "We Are Family" was the theme song of the Pirates, and it had become a pretty irritating anthem by the time they completed that awful comeback to steal the world title that year. Didn't bother me at the time, because I was a little miffed at the Orioles for spanking my "Yes We Can" California Angels in their first postseason appearance, but I can see why you don't often hear Sister Sledge between innings at Camden Yards.
NEWS
September 6, 2010
Through thin and thin Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Every night you'll hear a local broadcaster praise his audience for being "the best fans in baseball. " From New York to both sides of Chicago, in Los Angeles, St. Louis and even places like Detroit and Houston, the distinction is thrown around cheaply. But the fans who truly deserve the distinction are the ones who still show up at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates are on pace to finish 54-108, their 18th consecutive losing season and second-worst in franchise history, yet they still average 20,070, more than the Marlins, Athletics and Indians.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2011
There were options had the Orioles wanted to skip Jeremy Guthrie's start or, at the very least, push it back a couple of days to make sure the right-hander had recovered from a back strain. But Guthrie wanted the ball, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided there were worse things than having his Opening Night starter on the mound looking to extend a two-game road winning streak. That decision hung over the early innings Tuesday night as Guthrie was rocked for five quick runs and the Orioles never recovered in a 9-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in front of an announced 33,806 at PNC Park.
NEWS
September 6, 2010
Through thin and thin Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Every night you'll hear a local broadcaster praise his audience for being "the best fans in baseball. " From New York to both sides of Chicago, in Los Angeles, St. Louis and even places like Detroit and Houston, the distinction is thrown around cheaply. But the fans who truly deserve the distinction are the ones who still show up at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates are on pace to finish 54-108, their 18th consecutive losing season and second-worst in franchise history, yet they still average 20,070, more than the Marlins, Athletics and Indians.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | June 17, 2007
You've heard this tale before. A once-proud baseball organization is now stuck in a historic cycle of losing while the sports-crazy town it inhabits has become apathetic. The beautiful downtown ballpark sells out only on Opening Day and often finds itself more than half-empty. The ownership is criticized for being too cheap or too distracted to care about winning. And, by July, anyone within 100 miles of the city is thinking football. But, sorry, Orioles fans, this one is not about you. It's about your hard-working cousins 250 miles to the northwest, the ones you hate during football season but commiserate with in the summer.
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By Peter Schmuck | June 7, 2005
PITTSBURGH - Mystery solved. When David Newhan opened last night's game at PNC Park with a single to right-center field, a cheer arose from the crowd of 15,860 that, well, reminded me of when the Yankees visit Camden Yards. When Miguel Tejada followed with a mammoth two-out home run, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Orioles expatriates burst into applause again, this time making me think of the way Oriole Park sometimes seems like Red Sox Nation. Orioles officials have been searching for a big portion of their fan following since April, which featured the three smallest crowds in the history of Camden Yards.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | June 6, 2005
I'LL BE HUMMING a little Sister Sledge as I head down I-70 today to attend the first meaningful encounter between the Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates since they met in the World Series in 1979. I don't expect anybody in Baltimore to sing along. "We Are Family" was the theme song of the Pirates, and it had become a pretty irritating anthem by the time they completed that awful comeback to steal the world title that year. Didn't bother me at the time, because I was a little miffed at the Orioles for spanking my "Yes We Can" California Angels in their first postseason appearance, but I can see why you don't often hear Sister Sledge between innings at Camden Yards.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2004
WASHINGTON - When it opened in 1992, Oriole Park at Camden Yards was hailed as an old-fashioned ballpark with modern amenities that nestled cozily into its urban environs. Now, it appears a new stadium will be built in the region, and D.C. officials believe their proposed park will accentuate the qualities that fans like best about Camden Yards. They say it would be even more intimate. The new, unnamed stadium would be built on the Anacostia River waterfront and would house the Montreal Expos, who are being lured to Washington subject to the approval of Major League Baseball.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Before Orioles slugger Chris Davis left for PNC Park on Tuesday, he made a proclamation to his wife. Davis was giving himself a mulligan for the first seven weeks of the season. “I told Jill, I'm just going to start over. I'm going to start the season over today,” Davis said. “And that's kind of what I did.” After striking out in the first and hitting a single in the fourth, Davis' 2014 officially began again with a flourish -- three home runs in his next three at-bats against three different pitchers as the Orioles battered the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, before an announced 22,787.
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April 20, 2006
Tim Hudson Braves pitcher He improved to 4-0 with a 1.70 ERA in five starts against the Mets. The Pirates Pittsburgh is 11-32 against division rival St. Louis in its home ballpark, PNC Park.
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By Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2002
Changes at Camden Yards for the 2002 season aren't being restricted to the clubhouse and ticket booths. The numbers on the outfield fence apparently won't look the same, either. Two weeks removed from revealing price increases on most seats at the ballpark, the Orioles are expected to return home plate to its original location after pushing it back 7 feet last year. Club spokesman Bill Stetka confirmed that the Orioles have contacted Major League Baseball, which must grant its approval for the dimensions to be altered.
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