Friday, May 17, 2013
The tryouts will be held in Riverdale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.
Experienced teen baseball players can try out for the Prince George’s County Baseball Alliance's summer league. The alliance will be holding tryouts this weekend starting Friday evening at 6 p.m. at at Riverdale Park Field #1 (5400 Haig Drive, Riverdale, MD, 20737) Teens should be ages 13 to 18, experienced and looking for more opportunities to play and hone their skills. No cost is associated with the tryouts and reservations are not needed. If there is inclement weather call 301-927-0822 for information. For additional information about the Summer Travel Baseball League Tryouts, contact Byron Thompson at 301-446-6800; Byron.Thompson@pgparks.com or contact Sean O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for classes and activities at…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
One Nationals fan is leading the charge to eliminate the organized cheer.
Fans standing up in unison in their section, raising their arms up over their heads, then sitting down again. Then the next section, and the next, until every section of the stadium has done it in order. We’re talking, of course about the ubiquitous interactive fan cheer, the Wave. You either love it or hate it. At nearby Nationals Stadium, a dedicated campaign to end the Wave is gaining more power than Bryce Harper’s bat. Last September, in speaking with Washington Post writer Sarah Kogod, Nats fan Ryan Mattheus called the Wave “the worst thing in sports. Sit down and watch the game....The thing about it is, you should be into what’s going on on the field, not what’s going on in the stands. It takes away from the game. I definitely …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Washington Nationals announced Friday on Twitter that a new presidential mascot would join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt for the 2013 baseball season.
Looks like it'll be harder for Teddy to win the Nationals Presidential Mascot race, now that the Nationals announced Friday that they would be adding a fifth president to the race: William Howard Taft, Politco reported. According to the Let Teddy Win blog, "Bill" as he'll be known during the race had a 35-to-1 chance to be the new mascot. John F. Kennedy was the favorite, the blog reported. Bill will take on his predecessor, Teddy, every fourth-inning race when the Washington-based baseball team plays at home, but hopefully will have better results. Last October, after losing more than 500 times, Teddy won a race, according to NPR. Bill even tweeted at Teddy on Jan. 26: Listen up, @teddy26nats - we've run against each other in the past, …
Friday, October 5, 2012
It's been more than 40 years since the DC region had two winning baseball teams.
Friday, October 5, 2012
By Matthew Owings, Capital News Service This year will be forever known as the season of resurgence for Washington and Baltimore baseball, as the Nationals and Orioles are both headed for the playoffs. Not since 1969 had baseball teams from the two cities—back then it was the Orioles and Senators—both finished with a winning record. The 1969 Orioles went 109-53; the Senators 86-76. "I'm not much of a history buff," said Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, thinking back to his playing days in 1969 with the Baltimore Orioles. "I know it was a great year for Baltimore, even though we lost." Johnson, who played for the Orioles from 1965 to 1972, should know. "I made the last out (in the World Series)," quipped Johnson, whose Birds lost…
Third-party tickets can be as much as $30,000.
The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles have both secured playoff spots, which means there will be October (and maybe November) baseball in the area. If you are not a season ticket holder, or weren’t lucky enough to purchase playoff pre-sale tickets from the individual teams, you will probably have to go to a secondary ticket company, Craigslist or other places. What can you expect to pay for playoff tickets? Let’s compare regular season and post-season baseball ticket prices: Team Regular Season Ticket Price Range Post-Season Ticket Price Range, Team Website Post-Season Ticket Price Range, Third-Party Website Baltimore Orioles $15 - $48 $20 - $100 (Wild Card/Division Series) $40 - $175 (League Championship Series) $70 - $305 (…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Baseball's postseason kicks off this weekend.
Major League Baseball's 2012 regular season is officially in the books, and for the first time ever, the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles are both in the playoffs. The Nats wrapped up the top seed in the National League yesterday with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, taking them to 98-64 on the season. They'll go on the road Sunday to face the winner of Friday's one-game wild card playoff between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. The best-of-five National League Division Series will then come to Washington Wednesday for one to three games, depending on how many wins each team racks up. The winner of that round will face the winner of San Francisco and Cincinnati for a World Series berth. The O's, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
There's plenty of baseball yet to be played, but for the first time ever, a Nationals-Orioles World Series is a real possibility.
It's been 15 years since the Baltimore-Washington area fielded a Major League Baseball team with a winning record, let alone sent one to the postseason. But as of the final out in last night's Rangers-Angels game, the Orioles—improbably, unfathomably—became the second playoff-bound ballclub in the corridor, clinching at least a wild card spot for the first time this century. Their 6-3 win over Boston earlier in the day also kept the O's tied with the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East. The Nationals' shining moment came 10 days earlier as Washington closed the deal on a postseason berth with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. This year marks just the second time the organization has made the playoffs and its…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Meet & Greet session with Bret “The Hitman” Hart is part of current homestand promotion.
Last night, the Bowie Baysox began their six-game homestand with an 11-6 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs and fans were treated to beer specials, free hot dogs and Cracker Jacks as part of the Baysox’s on-going celebration of their 20th season. Each of the remaining five nights of the homestand feature special promotions for fans: Wednesday, June 13, 7:05 p.m. vs. Portland Sea Dogs. Meet and get an autograph from WWE legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart during tonight’s game. Additionally, members of the military can get a box seat for $8 with proof of service. Thursday, June 14, 7:05 p.m. vs. Portland Sea Dogs. The first 500 fans age 21 and older will receive a Baysox 20th season logo pint glass from the City of Bowie. Friday, June 15, 7:05 p…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Ripken Gourmet Burger will be available this summer.
Baseball and burger fans alike will be delighted by Cal Ripken's latest business and charity venture. Bowie, get ready for the Ripken Gourmet Burger. In a partnership with Roseda Beef and Giant Food, Ripken Baseball announced Tuesday the Ripken Gourmet Burger, which will be available in 30 Giant Food stores in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia beginning this summer. The 6-oz. Black Angus burgers using locally raised beef will come in boxes of four and benefit the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. The burger debuted at the 2011 Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen. "We have been serving the Roseda gourmet burgers at our complex in Aberdeen for over a year and they have been a great hit with the families attending camps and tournaments there…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Baysox fans were invited to bring their pooches to last Sunday's game.
Our friends from Mighty Healthy Pets in College Park shared some photos of the Baysox Bark in the Park event this past Sunday. Fans were invited to bring their pooches to enjoy the ballgame. Tickets were $7 for humans, and free for their dogs.