The Orioles, in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), announced Nov. 30 a plan to facilitate COVID-19 testing for Elev8 Baltimore educators and staff. Tests will be regularly administered through January 2021 as part of the club’s ongoing efforts to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the July opening day of this year’s strange and shortened baseball season, Clarence Haskett pulled out his phone and texted nearly 100 friends.
The group was “people that I’ve developed good relationships with over the years and see over and over again,” Haskett said. “I just hope everyone stays safe, so I can see them next year.”
Those friends surely appreciated getting a text from Haskett. But they probably would have preferred a cold beer.
Haskett, 61, is better known to legions of Orioles and Ravens fans as “Fancy Clancy” or “Clancy the Beer Man.” They cheer him on as he bounds up stadium steps carrying heavy buckets of brew, bending perilously over railings and striking muscular poses to serve his clients.
Haskett is one of scores of stadium workers and ancillary businesses who are sidelined by the year of the coronavirus, as players compete in empty stadiums with cutout figures propped in the front rows.
The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Preakness Stakes, announced Sept. 2 that Preakness 145 will proceed without fans in attendance on October 3rd at Pimlico Race Course.
Jennevy Santos has gone to great lengths to chase her dreams.
The 21-year-old from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, is a senior at Morgan State, a valuable team leader and defensive specialist on a Bears volleyball squad that should contend for a MEAC championship whenever such matters can again ascend to the forefront.
Though the 2026 FIFA World Cup is six years off, Maryland officials are making their pitch to bring soccer’s biggest tournament to the Old Line State. A team spearheaded by Maryland Sports executive director Terry Hasseltine and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford presented its bid to FIFA officials July 20, seeking to secure Baltimore as one of the American host cities during the tournament.
Mossila “Mo” Gaba, a 14-year-old Baltimore sports superfan who first came into the limelight through his many calls to the sports radio station 105.7 the Fan, has been inducted into the Baltimore Orioles hall of fame, only the second fan to receive that distinction, the team announced.
The award is named after William G. “Wild Bill” Hagy, a cab driver from Dundalk who held court in the upper deck of Memorial Stadium in the 1970s and 1980s, leading the signature “O-R-I-O-L-E-S” cheer.
Local arena soccer team the Baltimore Blast altered a racist T-shirt on its online store after people criticized the shirt’s anti-China design.
The shirt remained available to purchase online for $20 until at least 9 a.m. Tuesday and was removed from the website around 10 a.m., hours after multiple Baltimore-area residents, including Baltimore Fishbowl managing editor Brandon Weigel, tweeted about the shirt Monday night.
The Stronach Group, owner of the Maryland Jockey Club, and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have reached an agreement on a pilot program to restrict the use of the medication Lasix on horses.
The Baltimore Ravens are deferring 2020 season tickets to the following season, and if any fans are allowed in M&T Bank Stadium amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be a significantly smaller amount than a typical game day, the team announced.