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Orioles Play Home Games In Florida After Riots In Baltimore

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ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter looked out of place.

It was understandable.

Wearing his home uniform, Showalter took his normal spot in the visiting dugout at Tropicana Field before Friday night’s game against Tampa Bay. 496 more words


Apartheid Games: Baltimore, Urban America, and Camden Yards

By Dave Zirin

If you don’t understand Oriole Park at Camden Yards, then you can’t understand why Baltimore exploded this week. If you don’t understand Oriole Park at Camden Yards then you can’t understand why what happened in Baltimore can replicate itself in other cities around the United States. 470 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Back to Baltimore: Baseball in a State of Emergency

I’m going to do a detour from German soccer for a post to write about a place I’ve grown up in: Camden Yards. I’m from central Maryland, about a half hour south of Baltimore. 916 more words

Baltimore Burning

It is discouraging to see the images of Baltimore glowing from the fires of violence, but sadly not surprising. Having lived down the road in Washington, DC for 13 years, I was over in B’more often. 856 more words


MLB Week in Review (April 24-30)

The MLB season started with some controversy as Josh Hamilton had been acquitted of any punishment after violating the league’s drug abuse policy.

It was not the first time that Hamilton had been caught abusing drugs as the former addict has been through multiple relapse episodes. 1,272 more words


Lament at Camden Yards

I am a baseball fan. I love almost everything about the game: the way that it puts me in touch with my childhood, the way that it juxtaposes the urban and the pastoral, the way that it creates its own sense of time in an overly-scheduled world. 854 more words


Jeremy Conn: Orioles Play To An Empty Camden Yards

What a strange sight to see yesterday at Camden Yards with no fans in the stadium. It wasn’t the sight that was all that different to me, but more of the sounds of the game. 192 more words