Reporting Ron Matz
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Orioles’ Opening Day is just 11 days away, and Baltimore will be celebrating with the 20th anniversary of Camden Yards. One of the city’s best known symbols will be part of it.
Ron Matz reports a new Mr. Boh is ready to swing for the fences.
Nothing says Baltimore like National Beer and Mr. Boh. This season, the Orioles’ home, Camden Yards, is marking its 20th anniversary with a commemorative Natty Boh can, adding to the big celebration.
That is music to ears of Patrick “Scunny” McCusker, owner of Nacho Mama’s and Mr. Boh collector.
“Since Natty Boh was taken over by Pabst, they’re doing a lot of great things. Celebrating the Orioles and 20 years at Camden Yards is awesome. It’s old school marketing and they’re really pushing Natty Boh in Baltimore,” McCusker said.
Many Orioles fans can’t believe the Yards has been around for two decades.
“I can’t believe it’s the 20th anniversary of Camden Yards. The new can is attractive. When I look out the window at night I see Mr. Boh winking at me. It’s like the Domino Sugar sign. It says welcome home,” Carol Stachura of Canton said.
It was the beer that helped build a city, and now there’s a new Mr. Boh for the ballpark that forever changed baseball.
“Mr. Boh is the most iconic symbol of Baltimore. You have your white marble steps in Highlandtown and Canton, and the Domino neon sign, but Natty Boh is the most beloved icon in Baltimore,” McCusker said.
The commemorative Natty Boh cans will be sold at Camden Yards when the season starts.
“Natty Boh is our biggest seller. We’re going to sell the new cans on Opening Day. The crazy thing is that they’re already selling them on eBay. It’s definitely a collector’s item. The cans won’t be around forever,” McCusker said.
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