Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Camden Yards

above: Our last shot inside a park, and Ross enjoys his last hot dog.

Camden Yards was beautiful. Probably my second favorite park (sorry, but I'm obsessed with Jacobs Field, GO INDIANS). It's probably most noteworthy as being the grandaddy of all these new improved parks, including Jacobs, PNC, and Citizens Bank, not to mention Pac Bell Park (I refuse to acknowledge its new names). So it deserves credit as creating these improved baseball experiences around the country. The fans are also great. My favorite tradition is that the entire ballpark yells "O's!" during the Star Spangled Banner over the "Oh" in "Oh say does that..." line. While we're on anthems, I thought it was nice that they also sang "Oh Canada" since they were facing the Blue Jays of Toronto that night. I don't know if it was out of respect to our neighbors to the north or the uncertainty with how to deal with an extra anthem in the mix, but they did not take advantage of that "Oh" to yell "O's!" any additional times.

Salty Balty, as I'm told it's called, was not that pretty of a city. Anyhow, I'm in California now which is so pretty and I can see the ocean and sunsets and wide open spaces and it's just lovely.

By the way, this is my 200th post. Thanks to all 15 of you who are still reading!


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