Photos from Major League Baseball teams’ Opening Day games across the country.
At 25 years old, Camden Yards is still a jewel. The home of the Baltimore Orioles since 1992, Camden Yards is still celebrated as one of the nation’s best ballparks. In Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s words, “It’s a special place that was so far ahead of its time.” Take a look through major moments in Camden Yards and Orioles history, and read more about the anniversary here.
The next time you feel jealous of pro baseball players, remember this: They still have to do photo day. In major league camps in Florida and Arizona, that one bit of awkwardness you left behind in grade school remains a rite of spring.
Photos by Karl Merton Ferron, text by Joshua Land
Spring training is a time to prepare and warm up for the grind of another six-month baseball season.
It’s a time for players to gain favor as club officials evaluate who will be one of the lucky 25 to go north in April, and who will disperse among the minor league affiliates.
At the Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., much of the roster is already determined. Few spots are up for grabs. But this spring carries weight for an Orioles team with a record payroll coming off a disappointing .500 season. So, browse images of the assembled players stretching, practicing and bonding amid the balmier Florida temperatures leading up to the start of Grapefruit League play the first week of March.
Eduardo A. Encina leads an interesting life. One of two Baltimore Sun Orioles beat reporters, Encina spends February through October documenting everything about the team. On and off the field, Encina shares his experiences through his Instagram account. He also takes time during the summer to take much-needed side trips. Take a look through some of his best photos of the Orioles’ unforgettable 2014 season.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles in the postseason. On Tuesday, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Kenneth K. Lam and Jerry Jackson photographed the Orioles game against the Kansas City Royals in game four of the ALCS in Kansas City.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles in the postseason. On Tuesday, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Kenneth K. Lam and Jerry Jackson photographed the Orioles 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals in game three of the ALCS in Kansas City.