While controversy swirls around the city of Baltimore — centered around a growing controversy over Mayor Catherine Pugh’s questionable children’s book deals — local residents in need of something to cheer about flocked to Camden Yards to welcome back the Orioles and their home opener of the season.
As the 2018 baseball season kicked off on Thursday, Baltimore Orioles fans remained hopeful that this year will take the team into the playoffs.
Andy Weltlinger is a former collegiate baseball player on a mission. He says baseball has fallen out-of-favor with many of Baltimore’s younger residents. So he’s created BUBA Baseball–the Baltimore Urban Baseball Association–to encourage kids to come out and “play ball.”
Hundreds of Major League Baseball players enter the game to the sound of hip-hop, the most popular genre for MLB walk up songs, a Capital News Service analysis found.
The Baltimore Orioles are lagging way behind the rest of Major League Baseball in signing international players, a Capital News Service analysis found.
Under manager Buck Showalter and general manager Dan Duquette’s watch, the Orioles have formed a successful lineup that hits many home runs and draws few walks.
Over the past three seasons, the Orioles have averaged between 8,000 and 12,000 more people during games with promotions than without. A significant number of the around 30 promotional games each season come during the weekend.