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. » Love the Orioles or maybe you like writing about baseball in general? Share your blog or your thoughts with Patch's readership. 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 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Dancing With The Stars features two performers with Baltimore ties.
Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones and partner Karina Smirnoff improved upon their debut performance on Dancing With The Stars Monday night. The pair earned a 20 out of 30, up one point from the week prior. The show also featured Baltimore's Dorothy Hamill, the Olympic and world champion figure skater. She and partner Tristan McManus earned a 15, as Hamill struggled through a back injury. The series airs on Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC. TELL US: Did you watch Monday's show? Who had the best performance? Leave a comment. Related articles:
Monday, March 25, 2013
Love the Orioles? Share your thoughts with Patch's audience via Local Voices.
The Orioles are giving you the bobblehead you want this season. Five Orioles players are up for a fan vote to determine who will be featured in a bobblehead giveaway this season. Fans can select from Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis, Jason Hammel, Jim Johnson or Nate McLouth. Vote here. The bobblehead doll will be given away during Fan Appreciation Weekend—amid the final homestand of the season on Sept. 29. The club held a vote last season, with J.J. Hardy edging Robert Andino, Mark Reynolds, Jake Arrietta and Tommy Hunter. Andino and Reynolds left the club this offseason. The Orioles always seem to find headlines with bobblehead giveaways. Brian Roberts was a little blue when his bobblehead first arrived in 2006, and in 2011, a Brian Matusz …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens Youth Football Grant Program offers help to Arbutus programs.
The Ravens and their partners are offering funding for non-profit youth football programs around Maryland. The Ravens Youth Football Grant Program, supported by Under Armour, offers eligible youth tackle and flag football teams an apparel grant worth more than $1,000 in jerseys, cleats or accessories, according to a news release from the organization. Visit BaltimoreRavens.com/youthfootball to apply, and submit an application before April 30. The Ravens contribute more than 800 sets of cleats and weight training equipment to local football programs each year. The franchise is also active with player and coaching clinics, as well as recognizing the efforts of players and coaches at local schools with awards and halftime competitions. The …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Post an Instagram photo using the hashtag #PatchBrackets this weekend!
We're doing something relatively new here at Patch, borrowing an idea from social media networks. We're calling it the Weekend PatchTag Project. It's simple. Using your Instagram account, post a photo of how you're enjoying the first round of the NCAA tournament—you know, pics of your brackets (marked in red, or with all of your correct picks), a shot of the bar where you're watching the games, or you and your friends sporting your team's logo. Tag it with #PatchBrackets and it'll appear in our grid of images on every Patch site in Maryland. It's your chance to show off your community—and your bracket, your favorite team and favorite sports bar—to the rest of the state. Now get to it! Oh, and while you're at it, what's your Instagram …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Check out the Baltimore Sun's lacrosse preview.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Fans can check out seats for season ticket plans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Much like a car dealer offers a test drive before selling a vehicle, the Orioles are allowing fans a chance to preview their seats for the 2013 season. The Orioles will host Tag Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23, to enable fans a chance to test out their potential seats before purchasing a season ticket plan. Seats available for 81-, 29- or 13-game plans will be marked. Fans who purchase a plan during the event will be able to take home the printed tickets, the Orioles said in a news release. The story of the Orioles' 2012 season, dubbed "The BUCKle Up Birds, An Underdog Story," will be broadcast on the video screen at the ballpark at both 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Single-game tickets will also be available at the Orioles box office…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The NFL would like the Ravens to open their season at home on Sept. 5, but the O’s already have a game scheduled.
Traditionally the Super Bowl champions get to play at home on the opening night of the season, but a scheduling conflict with the Orioles may make that impossible for the Ravens. The NFL would like to schedule the Ravens to open at home on Sept. 5, but the Orioles already have a home game with the Chicago White Sox. Moving the Ravens game back a day is not an option because of Rosh Hashanah. Vote in our poll and tell us how you'd handle it. Have a better idea? Share it with a comment below.
Dancing With The Stars debuted its new season Monday night, featuring the Ravens receiver and the Baltimore-based figure skating champion.
Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones broke out "the squirrel" with partner Karina Smirnoff in his first performance on Dancing With The Stars Monday night. The season premiere also featured Baltimore's Dorothy Hamill, the Olympic and world champion figure skater. Check out the video with this post for their performances. Jones earned a score of 19 out of 30 dancing to "Cha Cha Cha", while Hamill pulled in a 21 with her perfomance to "Tiny Dancer." The series airs on Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC. Jones was asked to perform on the program after his charisma and dance moves were on display during and following the Ravens' Super Bowl victory in February. Jones did "the squirrel" during the Super Bowl, and again during the team's celebration in …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Baltimore County children will benefit from the indoor soccer team moving to Parkville.
Your children might soon be attending a soccer camp with a soccer champ. The Baltimore Blast—which won the Major Indoor Soccer League championship for the seventh time on Saturday—will be hosting clinics in Baltimore County in the near future. The club announced a new initiative to give back to Baltimore County schools and rec programs last week, after officially moving to the Northeast Region Recreation Center in Parkville. For more on the Blast, visit the team's website. TELL US: Will your kids attend a Baltimore Blast clinic? Leave a comment.