Whether or not any Baltimore Orioles’ games are played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this year remains to be seen. Commissioner Rob Manfred informed teams yesterday that a new CBA must be agreed upon no later than February 28th in order for the season to start on time. But we do know for a fact that there’s at least one date that Camden Yards will be packed.
It was announced this morning that Sir Paul McCartney will be playing a live concert at Oriole Park on June 12th as part of his “Got Back” tour:
Tickets will go on sale next Saturday, February 25th at 10 AM.
McCartney’s played in Baltimore on two other occasions, but not as a soloist. As a member of the Beatles he played two different concerts on back-to-back nights at the Baltimore Civic Center (now Royal Farms Arena) in 1964. This at the height of Beatlemania. And now he’s coming back to play at the BALLPARK THAT FOREVER CHANGED BASEBALL.
For the record, June 12th is a Sunday, and the O’s will be in Kansas City for a 2 PM game. If the season starts late and the league shuffles the schedule around, that weekend will have to remain an away weekend. Because Paul McCartney’s coming…so “Let it Be!”