Saturday, May 18, 2013
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished fourth.
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14. The bay colt, ridden by 50-year old Gary Stevens and owned by Calumet Farm, took the lead early from Goldencents and won the $1 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by 1 ¾ lengths holding off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute in 1:57.54. Oxbow also ended hopes for a Triple Crown winner for another year. Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, never got started from his No. 1 post position and finished a disappointing fourth. "I get paid to spoil dreams," Lukas said after the race. "You can’t mail it in, it’s a different surface, a different …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The 138th running of the Baltimore tradition will be held this Saturday.
We're in the final stretch before the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here's what you need to know. When is it? The Triple Crown race will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Pimlico. NBC (WRC, WBAL) and Horse Racing Radio Network (WSPZ-AM in Washington is the only area affiliate) will have the call, which will also be streaming on the radio network's website. The first post on the day is at 10:45 a.m. Tickets? They are still available. Infield tickets are $60. Admission to the grandstand starts at $25, with box seats starting at $110. Tickets for the infield Mug Club, which include unlimited beer, are sold out. Weather? It's forecast to be partly sunny in Baltimore Saturday, with a high of 78. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Danny Mays was selected to be the new announcer for the Aberdeen-based team.
Ripken Stadium has its new voice and it's one that some locals may recognize from the Anne Arundel County High School Battle of the Bands. Danny Mays is the new announcer of the Aberdeen IronBirds, the team announced on its Facebook page Tuesday. "The choice was very difficult and very close," the team said in the post, thanking the other finalists for their "talent and professionalism." Mays is known locally for being the emcee of—and a former competitor in—the county's Battle of the Bands competition. The eight finalists in the team's "The Voice" competition went head to head in front of celebrity judges at the team's IronFest on Saturday. Mays will be behind the microphone when the IronBirds open the season with a game against the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Teams from South River earned high seeds, while teams from North County, Severna Park, Arundel and Broadneck have first-round home games.
The brackets are set and the high school lacrosse postseason will begin on Wednesday. The boys and girls teams from South River are among the favorites from Anne Arundel County after earning high seeds in the Class 4A/3A East region. The South River boys lacrosse team earned a No. 3 seed and will host No. 14 North Point on Wednesday. The girls lacrosse team received a No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. Leondardtown is the top seed in the girls East region, while Northern High in Calvert County is the top seed on the boys side. Here's a look at how other teams from Anne Arundel County are positioned in the 4A/3A bracket. CLASS 4A/3A EAST REGION Annapolis: The boys are the 13th seed and will travel to Arundel for a first-round game. The …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Nearly 300 baseball and softball players from Anne Arundel County high schools will watch the film for free in Linthicum on Thursday.
The Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball (MLB) are hoping to inspire local athletes with a private screening of "42" about Hall of Fame player Jackie Robinson on Thursday. Nearly 300 baseball and softball players from high schools in Anne Arundel County will watch the movie at Hoyt's West Nursery Cinemas in Linthicum. Before the screening, they will also hear from former Oriole Ken Dixon on Robinson's impact by breaking the color barrier in baseball. Athletes from Annapolis, Arundel, Broadneck, Chesapeake, Glen Burnie, Meade, North County, Northeast, Old Mill, Severna Park, South River and Southern High Schools will attend the screening. MLB has hosted private screenings of "42" throughout the country, with all 30 major league …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Mike Gimbel, a local runner who has run the marathon eight times, said today's explosions hit the most crowded portion of the course. Click here for video of the explosions.
An explosion Monday at the Boston Marathon came at the worst place at the worst time, according to a Maryland runner who has participated in the prestigious race numerous times. Mike Gimbel, who has run the Boston Marathon eight of the last 10 years, said the area of the explosion near Boylston Street is one of the most populated areas. "The majority of the fans and police are located in that area," said Gimbel. "There's 23,000 runners and everyone is there, some times 100 deep, trying to see their loved ones finishing the race. It's the place to be; it's the highlight of the race." Gimbel was scheduled to run the race again this year but withdrew after a leg injury. "I've run it so much, the last time I was there I knew where the potholes…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Keep up with the latest updates on Orioles baseball from blogger Wally Booth.
Friday, April 5, 2013
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Orioles Opening Day is here at last. After a winter of looking back at what was, while eagerly awaiting the upcoming season, baseball has returned to Baltimore. Whether you have great seats, a unique orange outfit, are watching at a bar with friends or caught a foul ball at the Yard, we want to see what you're doing for Opening Day. It's simple: Post your photos on Instagram today using the hashtag #PatchOrioles and your image will appear in our gallery here. Have video or photos on your phone but don't have Instagram? No worries. Upload them by clicking the button on this post, or email email@example.com and we'll share your images from the ballpark. There are now more interactive features in the ballpark, including the ability for …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The mall on Saturday will host the first of five rallies in the area, as fans gear up for Opening Day at Oriole Park.
Orioles fans can get warmed up for Opening Day this Saturday at Arundel Mills, as the team kicks off a series of rallies to build excitement for the upcoming baseball season. 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. The first rally will take place on Saturday from noont to 2 p.m. at Arundel Mills. The Orioles mascot will be in attendance along with former catcher Chris Hoiles. 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. Here are the stops: The Orioles open the 2013 season Tuesday afternoon at Tampa Bay. After three …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The trophy will swing by Annapolis en route to the State Legislature on Thursday.
The Lombardi Trophy earned by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 Super Bowl in February will be brought to Annapolis by members of the team on Thursday, CBS Baltimore reports. Sen. Mike Miller (D-District 27) said Wednesday that prominent members of the team would visit Annapolis to bring the trophy to the State Legislature early Thursday. WBAL Radio reported that House Speaker Michael Busch said the team will only be paying the legislators a brief visit. He had to turn his family down for a chance to meet with them, he said.