Guide: Baltimore Orioles Opening Day

Guide: Baltimore Orioles Opening Day

The Baltimore Orioles announced plans to welcome fans back to the ballpark to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the club’s home opener at 3:05 p.m. on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards:

Festivities will begin at 2:25 p.m. with a special pre-game ceremony emceed by Orioles broadcaster Rob Long. The game starts at 3:05 p.m. Opening Day will feature:

30th Anniversary Tribute Video: The Orioles will welcome fans back to their ballpark and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards with a video tribute featuring an original poem by Baltimore-based poet and author Kondwani Fidel.

National Anthem: The Morgan State University Choir, one of the groups to perform the inaugural national anthem at Oriole Park on April 6, 1992, will return to perform its rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner from the sod farm prior to the game. A 30-foot-by-42-foot flag from Fort McHenry will be lowered from the batter’s eye during the performance. The flag is a replica of the one that flew over Fort McHenry when Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem.

Color Guard: Colors will be presented by members of the Baltimore Police Department Color Guard and the Baltimore City Fire Department Color Guard.

Flyover: The national anthem performance will conclude with a flyover by the 104 Fighter Squadron of the Maryland Air National Guard 175th Wing.

Source: WBAL