The Baltimore Orioles open their home slate of games this afternoon against New York at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. What, did you think they were playing 162 games wearing road grey?! It’s always a little awkward when they open on the road. Because now you have the pomp and circumstance of “Opening Day,” but the season’s already started.
Of course, the game was supposed to be yesterday. And it could have been. But I digress. Ultimately, the game’s today.
But the home opener is still a huge deal. This team is so entrenched in the Baltimore area, and it means a lot to a lot of people. After a full slate of spring games, and six games on the road, the Orioles are finally where they belong. That being Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Governor Wes Moore and his kids will throw out the first pitch this afternoon. And then it’ll be game on. Today’s the first of 81 scheduled home games. Mind you, there are also 75 road games to go as well! But needless to say, today means something.
The series starts this afternoon at Camden Yards. Dean Kremer gets the start for the O’s, and New York is yet to announce a starter. Game time is set for just after 3 PM.