January 20, 1996
New manager Davey Johnson and general manager Pat Gillick will be joined by more than a dozen current and former Orioles at the team's 1996 Winter Carnival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Saturday at Camden Yards.Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under, and are available through TicketMaster, or at the Orioles ticket office in advance or the day of the carnival. Proceeds benefit the Orioles Charitable Foundation. For more information, call (410) 685-9800.Throughout the day, there will be clubhouse tours, batting cages and speed pitching machines, play-by-play booth, trivia contests, baseball card dealers and family entertainment.
February 23, 1992
The Pocono Mountains are the focal point for winter activities this week. The 16th annual Pocono Winter Carnival opened yesterday at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa., for nine days of synchronized skiing, snowboarding, mogul stunt skiing, tube racing, sloppy slaloms, snow volleyball and snowman triathlons and biathlons. There are also less strenuous events and fun and entertainment for the whole family. Winter Carnival takes place throughout the four-county Pocono Mountain area, and many of the Pocono resorts are offering midweek ski packages as well as winter weekend rate discounts.
January 22, 1995
The uncertainty of the 1995 season was in evidence yesterday as the Orioles held their eighth annual Winter Carnival at Camden Yards. But perhaps not as much as some may have suspected.Reaction to the labor dispute that has had baseball shut down since Aug. 12 was mixed among the 6,050 fans in attendance. Those who came for the various events gave every indication that the interest level remains high.The ones who came to buy tickets did not display the sameenthusiasm, even though it was tough to tell judging by the bottom line.
January 12, 2007
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- In the land of big snow, where college students jump harmlessly out of third-story dormitory windows into snow banks, the longest season of the year sure isn't what it used to be. Snow that was dependable as a sunrise - and last year tallied higher than 20 feet - is being rationed in the city of Houghton, which this week canceled a downtown inner tube race - the Yooper Luge - to save snow for the annual winter carnival, the biggest tourist...
December 24, 1995
New Orioles general manager Pat Gillick, owner Peter Angelos and team MVP Rafael Palmeiro will be among the celebrities at the 43rd annual Tops in Sports banquet, Jan. 12 at Towson State.Other guests include Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, Cleveland Indians pitcher Dennis Martinez, Orioles minor-league standouts Rocky Coppinger and Scott McClain, Indians GM John Hart, Orioles director of player development Syd Thrift and American League umpire Durwood Merrill.Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are $50. To purchase tickets, call (410)
December 14, 1996
The Orioles have announced the participants in this year's Tops in Sports banquet and Orioles Family Funfest, both of which will take place the weekend of Jan. 17-19.The Tops in Sports banquet is Friday night, Jan. 17 at Towson State and will be emceed by ESPN's Karl Ravich. Former major-league greats Dave Winfield and Dale Murphy are scheduled to attend along with Orioles general manager Pat Gillick, manager Davey Johnson, pitcher Jimmy Key and outfielder Pete Incaviglia.L Tickets are $50 and are available by calling (410)