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 Howard Community College history professor Jerrold 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” …
Friday, October 12, 2012
It comes down to winner-take-all for both Baltimore and Washington.
It might be the biggest day of baseball this region has seen in decades. On Friday evening, both the the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals will play the final—and decisive—games of their respective divisional series. Just 24 hours ago, it wasn't clear that either team would live to see action beyond Thursday, with the Nats trailing the St. Louis Cardinals and the O's trailing the New York Yankees by two games to one. But in thrilling, late-inning play, both teams slipped ahead yesterday to seize 2-1 wins and even up each best-of-five series at two games apiece. Washington's saving grace came in the form of a walk-off solo home run by right fielder Jayson Werth in the bottom of the ninth, which snapped a 1-1 tie that had held…
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 …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Baltimore Orioles hosted the New York Yankees Sunday night in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Patch was on hand to capture images from the game.
Baltimore Orioles fans rocked the yard on Sunday night as the team hosted its first playoff game since 1997. Fans came early, but then waited through a lengthy rain delay before the game finally got underway at about 8:45 p.m. The game ended with a disappointing 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees. Game Two of the ALDS is Monday night. Did you attend Game 1 of the ALDS? Are you a big O's fan? Share your Orioles-themed photos here!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Orioles play the New York Yankees on Sunday in the first game of the ALDS.
With an impressive 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers in the one-game wildcard playoff on Friday evening, the Orioles are now set to take on the New York Yankees in the five game American League Division Series. The ALDS begins Sunday at Baltimore at 6:07 p.m. on TBS. Meanwhile, the Nats wrapped up the top seed in the National League yesterday with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, taking them to 98-64 on the season. They'll go on the road Sunday to face the winner of Friday's one-game wild card playoff between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. The best-of-five National League Division Series will then come to Washington Wednesday for one to three games, depending on how many wins each team racks up. The winner of that …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Orioles could win the American League East, but will at worst earn a wild card berth.
The Orioles clinched a playoff berth Sunday, meaning Baltimore will experience postseason baseball for the first time since 1997. With Sunday's win, the Orioles (92-67) swept Boston. That victory, combined with the Rangers evening win against the Angels, eliminated the Angles from postseason contention, assuring the Orioles of their first playoff appearance since winning the American League East in 1997. Texas lost Game 1 of a doubleheader Sunday, but rebounded to win the second game, 8-7, against a pesky Angels bunch. Texas clinched a playoff spot, as well, and maintains a lead over Oakland in the American League West. Oakland trails the Orioles in the wild card standings, but would be in the playoffs if the season ended Sunday. …
Friday, September 7, 2012
President Barack Obama's DNC speech has been referred to as tepid by critics.
1. President Obama Addresses His Party - John Cassidy of The New Yorker described Barack Obama's speech as, "the speech of a front-runner who thinks he can win if the current dynamic is maintained." In the speech, he admitted that he has struggled to deal with the significant problems the country faced when he took office (recession, two wars, joblesness), but he insisted those problems could be solved with four more years with him as president. 2. Featured Blog Post - HoCo Rising on DNC's Final Night - Local blogger Tom Coale of HoCo Rising made a succint point about the last night of the Democratic National Convention. Coale wrote, "the overall tone of the evening had the slightest tinge of conciliation. Not so much 'We messed up', …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Orioles open 2012 with their third public address announcer since 1974.
Ryan Wagner watched the first round of the Masters from his computer Thursday afternoon, briefly interjecting cheers for Tiger Woods during a phone call. "Come on, Tiger!," Wagner yelled occasionally. In many ways, his actions on the eve of his first day at a new job are indicative of the reasons why he landed the gig—his passion for sports and his effervescent personality. Opening Day is here in Baltimore, and when 3:05 p.m. rolls around, it will mean more to Wagner than an Orioles game against Minnesota (TV: MASN, WJZ; Radio: 1090 AM). Wagner—a Baltimore native and a 2003 graduate of Edgewood High School—is the new voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a job he earned ahead of a group of hundreds of hopefuls during a tryout period in …