Friday, April 5, 2013
Patch previews Opening Day for the Orioles, who host the Twins Friday at Camden Yards.
The Orioles return to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first time since defeating the Yankees in Game 2 of the American League Division Series last fall. It's been a long winter, but to many fans, it felt like the shortest one in 15 years. A winning campaign last season means the first of 81 regular season games at Camden Yards comes with heightened anticipation. A 2-1 start against division rivals Tampa Bay doesn't hurt, either. Like with the roster, there aren't any major changes to Camden Yards itself. However, the warning track that rings the field just inside the fence has been replaced—the original synthetic surface was removed in favor of a blend of natural materials. The right field flag court features a new flag pole—that of …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Vote on which facet of the game will result in the team hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Vote in our poll: Who has the special teams edge Sunday, the Ravens or 49ers?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lawmakers from Baltimore City and Montgomery County call for stricter gun laws.
In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last week, leaders from Baltimore City and Montgomery County are calling for stricter gun laws in the state of Maryland. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Sen. Brian Frosh and Sen. Jamie Raskin were among those who attended a press conference at the Episcopal Ecumenical Council Center in Baltimore on Wednesday to announce support for legislation aimed at curbing access to firearms. "[This] legislation is intended to address the epidemic of gun violence that has swept the country. The mass killings that we’ve experienced in theaters, in places of worship and most recently and most horribly in an elementary school," Frosh said. "We have a public health crisis that stems …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Orioles remain in the playoff hunt—how do you think the Birds will finish?
Hundreds of Orioles fans will see two baseball games Monday for just $4. That's a tremendous deal. Actually, they may be able to do even better this week. How's a playoff-caliber atmosphere sound at a reasonable price of $0? Yes, in the final homestand of the 2012 season in a city where a team can lock in on a playoff spot, fans can see free baseball. And no, we're not talking about the bonus baseball these Orioles seem to enjoy playing after nine innings are complete. Check it out. The Orioles offer a deal for a free ticket to all fans as a birthday gift. You don't have to take it on your birthday. You don't even have to take it on your birthday month. You can take it in September. Shows how unexpected this playoff run was, huh? Read all …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Michael Phelps and six other Maryland athletes were celebrated at the Inner Harbor on Monday.
What better ride for the pride of Baltimore than The Pride of Baltimore? The Pride of Baltimore II delivered Olympians and dignitaries to the amphitheater of Baltimore's Inner Harbor as Baltimore and Maryland saluted its Olympic and Paralympic athletes in a ceremony Monday afternoon. Though all seven athletes in attendance—including pentathlete Suzanne Stettinius of Parkton, rower David Banks of Potomac, windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis, cyclist Bobby Lea of Easton, former University of Maryland field hockey player Katie O'Donnell and kayaker Scott Parsons of Bethesda—were recognized, the day belonged largely to Michael Phelps, the Rodgers Forge swimmer who, with his six medals from London is now the most decorated Olympian of all time…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Catch live concerts featuring folk, blues, funk, Grateful Dead legends and more this weekend.
Looking to rock out with some live music this weekend? You don’t have to travel too far to hear blues and jamband legends, rising folk stars or take the family out to hear some good tunes. Below is a sample of what the area has to offer this weekend. Friday Catonsville Native Matt Pless, Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale, Ancient Americans Time Will Tell Saturday Further feat. Phil Lesh and Bob Weir John Hammond Sunday Freedom Enterprise Want to read more from Patch's very own musical genius? Read Marc Shapiro's coverage of the Baltimore music scene on Reisterstown Patch.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Watch June Horner's moving conversation about her 25 years of advocacy for her son and gay and lesbian rights.
June Horner walked in her first Baltimore Pride Parade in the mid-1980s, not long after learning her son was gay. Since then she has been on a quest to let the world know "our kids are fine just the way they are." This Saturday she gets to lead that cause. After having a presence in pride parades in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco, Horner for the first time won't be walking at the back of the procession; she will be grand marshal of the Baltimore Pride Parade. Horner, a Sykesville resident, said she's thrilled to be marshaling the parade, an honor reserved for city leaders and pioneers in the LGBT rights movement, according to a Baltimore OUTloud article. Horner said that she found out 25 years ago that her …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Rich with history and culture, and only an hour from Westminster, Baltimore makes a great day trip for all ages.
Although Baltimore is a constantly evolving city, its historical roots remain a vital part of the area. Known as a granary for sugar in the 1700’s, Baltimore is most historically remembered for its part in the War of 1812 and it's connection with our national anthem, which followed. Baltimore has since become a huge metropolis, filled with museums, restaurants, professional sports teams and many other attractions. Tourists come from all over the world every year to visit Baltimore and see all it has to offer. It’s impossible to do and see everything in Baltimore in one day or even a week, but we’ve outlined a few hot spots you might want to check out. Baltimore offers many other great neighborhoods--Fells Point, Little Italy, Hampden, …