Since ECost and I were stuck spending the weekend in Baltimore for work, we decided to take advantage of the close proximity to Camden Yards and went to watch the Baltimore Orioles play baseball against the Washington Nationals.
From my understanding, this park represents the first of the modern day baseball parks and serves as a blueprint for the numerous parks that have been built in the last 15-20 years. I was quite fascinated with the actual baseball stadium, because it bore so much resemblance to AT&T Park with its brick walls and intimate seating. Similarly, instead of Willie Mays, there was a copper-colored metal statue of Babe Ruth, who I guess originally hailed from Baltimore, set up outside the stadium.
Even though I am not the biggest baseball fan, I really enjoyed the afternoon. Between the warm weather and eating hot dogs, chicken tenders and pretzels, it was big fun. I was glad I went. So now with this visit, I can add Oriole Park in Baltimore to the list which includes Comerica Park in Detroit, Wrigley Field in Chicago, and AT&T Park in San Francisco. Funny how I’ve been to so many different ball parks in spite of baseball not even being one of my favorite spectator sports. Haha!