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Monday, June 20, 2011

Oriole Park at Camden Yards - from the press box

Today I had a chance to take one of the behind-the-scenes tours of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, located near downtown Baltimore. I have wanted to take the tour for quite a long time, but everything happened to fall into place and today I was able to have enough time (and was fortunate enough to be able to procure a ticket as well!) to take the tour. I was not able to purchase one of the tour tickets online and I was slightly worried that the tour would be sold out. As luck would have it, the tour group consisted of the tour guide, a couple from New Jersey and their young daughter, and myself! The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and provided interesting tidbits of information throughout the tour. The tour itself visited several areas, to include the luxury boxes, the press box, the basement including walking through the tunnel the umpires use to access the field, and the Orioles dugout. Interestingly enough, two World Series trophies won by the Orioles and several individual awards such as Gold Glove and MVP awards were on display directly behind the owner's suite. It was interesting to see a World Series trophy up close as I had never seen one before!

The press box was very interesting, it is entirely open air, so of course there were quite a few dents in the doors, walls, and scuffs on the roof from balls being fouled into the area. The "windows" are protected by shades on non-game days, so I had to balance my camera on a small ledge in order to take this shot. I took several shots to hopefully be able to eventually layer the entire field so none of the grounds crew, who were maintaining the field, would be visible in the shot. I highly recommend the tour if you have the time while visiting the Baltimore area!

Oriole Park at Camden Yards from the press box

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  1. Thanks Cathy! I have a few more to work when I get back home, including one pretty nifty shot from right behind home plate!

  2. Brian, this is wonderful! Great perspective here!