Baltimore Orioles - Camden Yards at Oriole Park - Ballpark 2

Woke up early to leave Washington, D.C. for Baltimore. I took an Uber to Union Station from my AirBNB and took Amtrack over to Baltimore. It was only about a 40 minute train ride. I got to Baltimore before work started and was able to check into the Marriott Harbour Place in time to log in for work. The Baltimore Orioles gave me free ballpark tour tickets so during my lunch break I made sure to head over to get a behind the scenes look at the ballpark. Everyone told me Oriole Park would be at the top of my list when it was all said and done, and so far, they were right. I walked over on Eutaw Street and you could sense the history in the ballpark as soon as you got closer: A statue of Baltimore-born Babe Ruth, the retired numbers, the plaques on Eutaw street for every homerun that got there, the warehouse that held Cal Ripkin's famous "1231" I couldn't wait to get inside. The tour was awesome. Tour guide got lost when the elevator didn't work. But we got to go off the tour route and see even more places, so I wasn't complaining. Even got to go on the field:

After the tour I went back to the hotel to finish the work day. I headed over the game around 6pm and headed to my seat. Upper-level, behind homeplate. The Orioles fans screaming "O" during the star spangled banner is a ballpark tradition. I remembered it from Spring Training. I also had to try the Chesapeake Fries. That's Maryland crabdip over waffle fries, topped with Old Bay. You won't regret it (or maybe you will). I went to the Team Store to warm up a bit, and stamp in my MLB Passport. Met Boog Powell at his BBQ stand on Eutaw Street. Boog was the 1970 AL MVP, and he signed a ball for me (Signs for anyone). Overall a great day. Orioles 6 - Yankees 5

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