Following similar moves by the Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros and several other Major League Baseball franchises, the Orioles are extending their ballpark’s protective netting down the foul lines and raising it to the same height as the existing netting behind home plate.
Say what you will about the state of the 2019 Orioles, winners of two games in a row, but a great deal is a great deal.
The team is offering a new O’s Unlimited pass offering general admission to all 13 home games in the month of September for $30. Yep, just $30 for two weeks of baseball in one of the best ballparks on the planet.
The tickets are for designated standing room only sections.
A year after the dreadful 1988 season that started 0-21, the Baltimore Orioles shocked the world with a squad of young players and a few cast-offs who managed to stay in playoff contention until the bitter end.
As the wins kept piling up, Baltimore collectively asked, “Why Not?” The 1989 Orioles might not be the best team in club history, but they did renew the fans’ faith in Baltimore baseball and inspired an incredible, only-in-the-’80s song and home video.
Despite the squeamishness of some people recently quoted in The Washington Post, sitting down to pick crabs and drink beer is a rite of summer most Marylanders enjoy, a sacred part of the state’s identity.
To add an extra heap of state pride onto this beloved ritual, the Orioles are for the first time inviting fans to have a crab feast right on the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Orioles, as you may have heard, are not very good. According to an article published in The Ringer this morning, the 2019 Orioles could very well go down as the worst team in professional baseball history.
But the remainder of the season isn’t going to play itself, and the marketing department at the B&O Warehouse is doing its best to get butts in the seats.
To that end, the team today announced two additional promo nights for the second half of the season, one celebrating Netflix’s ’80s sci-fi series “Stranger Things” and another for professional wrasslin’.
Third baseman Manny Machado returned to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first time since his mid-season departure last year, and Orioles fans welcomed back the All-Star with a long standing ovation before his first at-bat.
After briefly standing in the batter’s box, Machado stepped out and acknowledged the cheers with two waves and a salute to the fans.
Though he may be going into Cooperstown without a team logo on his hat, pitcher Mike Mussina laid the foundation for his Hall of Fame career here in Baltimore.
Power Plant Live! announced yesterday they will give away 1,000 orange crushes on the Friday after Orioles first baseman Chris “Crush” Davis breaks his streak of hitless games–1,500 if his first base knock is a homer.
Lee’s Pint & Shell today threw down the gauntlet.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, as you may have heard, is in a bit of a rut right now. Last night he broke the record for most consecutive at-bats without a hit, going 0-for-47.
And after Davis went hitless in his next two plate appearances, the number is at 49 and counting ahead of tonight’s game against the Oakland Athletics.
Orioles fans showed up to the home opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in their best attire. Whether it was foam fingers or full-on orange suits, fans got gussied up to watch the home team return after a 4-2 road trip to start the 2019 season.
Here are our photos from the pre-game parties outside the stadium.