The Orioles have announced the schedule and Opening Day festivities for Monday, as detailed by WJZ. This will undoubtedly be another long season, but Opening Day is always a day to celebrate as far as I'm concerned.
Schedule of events:
- 1 p.m. Gates open
- 1:25 - 2:25 Orioles batting practice
- 2:25 - 3:05 Yankees batting practice
- 3:05 - 3:25 Field Prep
- 3:30 Opening Day ceremonies
- 4:05 PLAY BALL!
The WJZ story also reveals a list of new food to the ballpark this year, the most interesting in my opinion being the lobster corn dog. WTF? It's only on club level, so I'll probably never know exactly what that is. Advice to the Orioles concessions stands: work on keeping the nacho cheese hot this year, thanks.
The opening ceremonies will include the usual orange carpet and all that jazz, but will also have a demonstration of the upgraded sound and video system, which I'm excited about. Too often in the past few years has the PA system sounded like it was being run by an adult in a Charlie Brown cartoon.
I am so happy that Opening Day is almost here! I don't think I could have taken one more week of Spring Training. The weather forecast is cloudy with a 60% chance rain (boo!), but at least it's supposed to be 61 degrees. Our plan for Opening Day is to have lunch at Faidley's followed by beers at one of the nearby bars (probably not Pickles/Sliders...just too crowded for me) before getting inside for the ceremonies. Our tickets are in section 362, so if you're in the vicinity and you see a chick wearing these awesome shoes, that's me.
How many of you are going?