Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Take a picture with the record-setting home run bat.
George “Babe” Ruth has a history in Howard County. He played for the “original” Orioles, and in October of 1914 he married Helen Woodford at St. Paul’s Church in Ellicott City. Ruth is returning to Ellicott City this summer – in a way. His 1927, record-setting home run bat will be at the Miller Branch Library on July 12. You can take a look at, or be photographed with, the bat at this event, which will celebrate Ruth’s connections to Howard County with ballpark food and drink, as well as a special guest. Baseball historian and history professor Derrold Casway has written several books about 19th century baseball and speaks often about the history of baseball. He will be on hand to talk about the “original” Orioles, an American …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PatchOrioles ... or post your photos here!
Orioles Opening Day is here at last. After a winter of looking back at what was, while eagerly awaiting the upcoming season, baseball has returned to Baltimore. Whether you have great seats, a unique orange outfit, are watching at a bar with friends or caught a foul ball at the Yard, we want to see what you're doing for Opening Day. It's simple: Post your photos on Instagram today using the hashtag #PatchOrioles and your image will appear in our gallery here. Have video or photos on your phone but don't have Instagram? No worries. Upload them by clicking the button on this post, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share your images from the ballpark. There are now more interactive features in the ballpark, including the ability for …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A state senator wants a new state bird; one man's technolgical fortress is his castle; and the Senate president feels snubbed by Obama.
It's not a statue in front of the office building that bares his name but Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller did receive a bust of himself this week courtesy of the Regional Manufacturing Institute. Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, a Perry Hall Democrat, gave a sneak preview of the small, light-weight bust of Miller moments before presenting it to the Senate's top dog. "You can't have too much Mike Miller," Klausmeier said. The technology is similar to what was used in a scene of Jurassic Park 3 where a copy of a velociraptor's larynx was recreated. The institute offered legislators in Annapolis the opportunity to have themselves scanned into a computer and get busts of themselves. Miller seemed impressed with the petite bust but joked that it …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Oriole Bird will be on hand to help light the 25-foot tree.
Arundel Mills will hold its Christmas Tree lighting on Tuesday, and shoppers could get a free coupon book if they drop off an item for Toys for Tots. The lighting of the 25-foot tree will take place at 7 p.m. in the food court area in Neighborhood 2. The Baltimore Orioles mascot, the Oriole Bird, will be on hand to help celebrate.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Two Orioles season ticket holders tell the tale of a 15-year wait.
Debbie Dwyer and Rosie Cassidy have been patiently waiting. When the Rockville residents purchased an Orioles season-ticket plan 15 years ago, they were making an investment in the future. They knew someday it would pay off. Little did they know it would be 15 years. And little did they know in spring training that it would be this year. Patch caught up with Dwyer and Cassidy in their sweet seats before Game 2 of the American League Division Series. They normally sit on the first base side, so they were adjusting to their new digs, but you can see in the video how thrilled they were to be at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to experience the club's first playoff series since 1997. The Orioles and Yankees met in Game 3 Wednesday night. TELL US…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Brandon Davis and his mom, Edye Stewart, were at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Monday.
Brandon Davis decided he could do without some of his musical equipment. What he couldn't do without: experiencing an Orioles playoff game. So the Anne Arundel County native—a 2002 South River High School grad—hocked some of his personal items from his Miami residence in order to catch a flight and land a ticket to see the Orioles play in Game 2 of the American League Division Series Monday in Baltimore. Davis, 29, and his mother, Edye Stewart, sat about 10 rows off the field along the right field line as the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 3-2. See the video for more from Stewart and Davis. Davis is retired from the military. Monday was his first game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards since the 1997 season. The Orioles carried a similar …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Third-party tickets can be as much as $30,000.
The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have both secured playoff spots, which means there will be October (and maybe November) baseball in the area. If you are not a season ticket holder, or weren’t lucky enough to purchase playoff pre-sale tickets from the individual teams, you will probably have to go to a secondary ticket company, Craigslist or other places. What can you expect to pay for playoff tickets? Here's a comparison of regular season and post-season baseball ticket prices: Team Regular Season Ticket Price Range Post-Season Ticket Price Range, Team Website Post-Season Ticket Price Range, Third-Party Website Baltimore Orioles $15 - $48 $20 - $100 (Wild Card/Division Series) $40 - $175 (League Championship Series) $70…
Friday, May 18, 2012
The surprise success of the Orioles and Nationals has the region buzzing.
The Orioles and Nationals "rivalry" has required quotations through the first few years of interleague play around the beltway. This year is different. Entering the three-game weekend set, beginning Friday night at Nationals Park, the two clubs are battling atop their divisions against clubs with star-studded rosters and larger payrolls. So as one of the most important series between these neighboring ball clubs gets underway, the Patch sites in the Maryland area are curious: who are you pulling for in this year's Battle of the Beltway? Are you cheering for Bryce Harper and the Nationals? Or are you behind Adam Jones and the Orioles? While we're at it, which team do you think stands the best chance of staying in the pennant race late into …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Deep down, don't we want professional athletes to care the way we do?