BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The countdown to opening day continues. Orioles fans are in for a treat this season. There is whole line of brand new merchandise plus some delicious new food items!
Linh Bui has a preview of what you’ll find at the Camden Yards.
Camden Yards is gearing up for opening day!
“People just want to come see what’s new. It’s always what’s new,” said Francis Winkey, director, Maryland Sports Service retail director.
From bobble heads to a wild assortment of hats, many items celebrate the Orioles 60th anniversary season.
“All season the players will be wearing the special jerseys with the special anniversary patch. The game ball will actually have a 60th anniversary logo on it,” Winkey said.
And no one has seen the super limited edition bobble head that debuts on Saturday. Only 150 of them are available.
“This is called the Marylander. It’s our bird mascot cracking crabs. He’s got crab cakes and football, and he’s got his Maryland hat,” Winkey said.
He’s the first of six designs, unveiled throughout the season.
“We have a whole line of opening day products that people are gonna be excited about — balls, pins, t-shirts, hats, all that stuff,” Winkey said.
And feast your eyes on the ballpark food.
Of course, the crowd favorites are back this season like the very popular bacon on a stick.
Plus, four new mouth-watering menu items.
“Opening day, we’re gonna debut these. Hopefully, we’ll get some great feedback and they’ll be winners,” said Josh Distenfeld, executive chef at Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant.
There’s a traditional Reuben.
“We make corned beef on premise and then we assemble it right in the stands. I think that’ll be a great hit,” Distenfeld said.
There’s also an Old Bay half-smoke sausage, an early bird dog with bacon, egg and cheese–and, of course, the crab roll.
“Here in Baltimore everybody eats crab meat, so it’ll be a nice cold sandwich during the hot summer months here,” Distenfeld said.
You’ll find this and a lot more at Oriole park this season.
On Monday, the gates open at noon to the public. The players will be introduced after running the orange carpet as is tradition.
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