wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35
FIRST WARNING WEATHER: Freeze Warning  Current Conditions | Video Forecast | Radar

Local

Opening Day At Oriole Park At Camden Yards Welcomes A Sold-Out Crowd

View Comments
orioles opening weekend
Jessica Kartalija 3 Jessica Kartalija
Jessica Kartalija joined the Eyewitness News team during the summer of...
Read More
Orioles Central
Shop Team Gear
Shop Tickets
MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries
1057topper Opening Day At Oriole Park At Camden Yards Welcomes A Sold Out Crowd

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries

Celebrities With Crazy HairstylesCelebrities With Crazy Hairstyles

Stars Who Had Children Via SurrogatesStars Who Had Children Via Surrogates

The Biggest Nerds In Pop CultureThe Biggest Nerds In Pop Culture

10 Celebrity Cougars10 Celebrity Cougars

Sober Celebrity QuotesSober Celebrity Quotes

» More Photo Galleries

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The Orioles opened up the season with a win against the Twins.

And you could really hear the crowd roar as the players were announced including Nick Markakis, the Orioles’ right fielder.

Jessica Kartalija has reaction from fans on Camden Yards’ new additions.

It’s the 20th year Camden Yards has been in the middle of Baltimore City. Fans had a wonderful time celebrating the Orioles’ Opening Day.

Camden Yards came alive Friday. The Boys of Summer are back in Baltimore playing in front of a sold-out crowd.

“It’s always wonderful when you have 45,000 people that are loving it as much as you hope they would,” Janet Marie Smith, Orioles vice president, said. “So absolutely, the Orioles couldn’t be happier with the fan response.”

“Opening Day is a special feeling in Baltimore,” an Orioles fan said. “So much to be proud of. We have a great ballclub despite what people say, a great ballpark, great improvements, and you can’t beat the Gino Giant, especially with the crab cake.”

Before the O’s even threw a pitch, a little boy stole the show.

“Six-year-old Connor Schoenwetter from Cockeysville, Md!” the Orioles’ announced.

Schoenwetter was randomly selected from the audience as the team’s tenth man.

There’s a new bar in center field.

“It’s just awesome because there’s nothing in front of you. The background’s great, there’s a bar, there’s couches. It’s nothing like sitting in the small seat,” said another fan.

The only thing better than her seat are the seats in center field. They’re first-come-first-serve as soon as the national anthem is over.

A new flag court has a better view of the game and a new picnic area is designed to enhance the fan experience.

Kartalija: “Are you guys die-hard fans?”
Orioles Fan: “Oh yeah! We haven’t had a winning season in 15 years. If you’re a fan, you’re a fan. Don’t be one of those fans that go, ‘Oh, we’re fans if they’re winning.’ No, no, no. You’ve gotta be a fan no matter what.”

The Orioles will take on the Twins again on Saturday and Sunday at 7:05 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. respectively.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus