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 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Fans can warm up for Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards starting Saturday.
Spring training is wrapping up. Now fans will get a chance to get warmed up for the Orioles home opener. The Orioles will host a five-stop caravan of sorts in the week leading up to the April 5 home opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Read more about the "Operation Orange" here. The tour kicks off Saturday in Anne Arundel County. Here are the stops: The Orioles open the 2013 season Tuesday afternoon at Tampa Bay. After three games with the Rays, the Orioles return home Friday for a three-game homestand with Minnesota. Opening Day in Baltimore is set for 3:05 p.m. on Friday. The team is also holding a contest to give away seats to the home opener. For the full schedule, click here. TELL US: Are you going to Opening Day? Tell us what …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Fans braved the chill for the Orioles' return to the postseason after a 15-year hiatus. They walked away disappointed after the O's lost 7-2 to the New York Yankees.
Playoff baseball returned to Oriole Park at Camden Yards Sunday night, and a sellout crowd did not let a little rain dampen the enthusiasm. After waiting out a two-and-a-half hour delay, fans settled in for the first postseason game in Baltimore since 1997. The first game of the American League Division Series ended with a disappointing 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees. Game Two of the ALDS is Monday at 8:37 p.m. Are you going to the game Monday evening? Patch will have another roving reporter on scene this evening, email him at email@example.com to let him know where he might find you.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Baseball's postseason kicks off this weekend.
Major League Baseball's 2012 regular season is officially in the books, and for the first time ever, the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles are both in the playoffs. The O's fell 4-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday in Florida, knocking Baltimore out of contention for the American League East title. They'll head to Texas for Friday night's wild card playoff after the Rangers surrendered first place in the AL West this week by dropping three straight to the Oakland Athletics. Wednesday's loss also deprived Baltimore of a guaranteed home playoff game, as the Rangers—who matched the O's 93-69 season total—have a better head-to-head record against the Orioles (5-2). A win on Friday would pit the Orioles against the rival New York …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
As Romney and Obama square off in Denver, two baseball battles will take place in St. Petersburg and New York.
Two opponents with competing ideologies will test their mettle in front of an audience of millions across the country tonight. That describes the presidential debate tonight in Denver, sure. But for baseball fans, it's the story of the American League East. Which of the two contests are you keeping your eye on? Will you be flipping back and forth between the news and the games? Checking your phone obsessively? Tell us in the comments. The Baltimore Orioles face the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg (first pitch at 7:10 p.m.), while the division-leading New York Yankees host their season finale against the Boston Red Sox (first pitch at 7:05 p.m.). The latter game will air on ESPN in the Baltimore area. A Yankees loss and Orioles win would …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The history of Baltimore baseball goes back 130 years.
Last Sunday, the Baltimore Orioles pitchers began the annual two-month spring training ritual at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex in Sarasota, Florida. When this writer arrived last Saturday in Sarasota, the temperatures were unseasonally warm, but certainly not as hot as Buck Showalter, the 55-year-old DeFuniak Springs, Florida native and returning Orioles manager, must be feeling. Early in the morning last Sunday the Baltimore Orioles pitchers and catchers opened spring training at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota Florida under dark skies and a weather forecast of foreboding thunderstorms. The sports forecast for the team this summer is also cloudy, dark and foreboding. “The rest of the position players reported to Sarasota on Thursday and will …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Bryan Harman led the Westminster Owls to a 23-0 record last year and the Class 4A state baseball championship. He is being inducted into the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on Feb. 18.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Westminster beat Severna Park 8-7 in the Class 4A state championship game at Ripken Stadium Friday.
Westminster's baseball team hung on to an early lead yesterday to win the state championship title. What made the win even sweeter is the fact that it is the last game for Coach Bryan Harman. The Owls scored six runs in the first inning and carried a 7-0 lead until Severna Park mounted a comeback, scoring five runs in the fifth and two in the sixth inning to tie the game. Westminster scored one more run in the bottom of the 6th and held onto the 8-7 lead to win the game, according to an article in the Washington Post. Westminster, 23-0 for the season, is the first team in the county to earn the state title following an undefeated season. The Owls are just the 11th undefeated champion in the 35-year history of the MPSSAA state tournament, …