This time lapse of Opening Day at Oriole Park was shot over the course of five hours – starting at 10 a.m. outside the stadium and ending right before the game began.
Notice a little more orange in your Instagram feed lately? If you were following these folks, it never would have stopped. From the playoff run last October, to the road opener on Tuesday, Orioles supporters from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, even from New England, have been sharing slices of their fandom, which, appropriately enough, often involves slices of Orioles-themed cake. In this special Instagrammer Feature, meet some of the Orioles fans of Instagram.
Photos curated in part via Olapic
The unique sport of curling remains mostly out of the spotlight. But every four years, that changes, says brothers Hunter and Caleb Clawson, of Clarksville. After each winter Olympics, the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel sees a huge influx in interest at its meetings and open houses. For now, it’s just a core group of devotees shuffling up and down the ice.
The Clawsons, trained by their father Eric for the past eight years, are competing in the International Curling Championships this week in Vancouver. On Sunday, the Clawsons did some training exercises and competed in a friendly match with other club members.
The video below was partly shot on a GoPro camera attached to a curling stone to give a rare perspective of the sport.
March Madness is in full swing, with basketball fans everywhere keeping one eye on the tube and another on their already busted brackets. We’ve already had some impressive upsets (thanks, Harvard) and solid play from higher education’s best hoopsters. But if sports aren’t your thing, keep watching, if only for the mascots.
We’ve rounded up some photos of the NCAA tournament’s costume-clad cheerleaders just to give you a better idea of what you can expect to see courtside this week. (And if anyone has a solid picture of Zippy, Akron’s kangaroo mascot, let us know.)
The sport of wheelchair basketball is said to have been created in the 1940’s by U.S. disabled veterans returning from World War II. As many came home paralyzed from their war wounds, they needed an outlet and several sports became popular with the veterans.
After winning Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens were welcomed back by one of the greatest victory parades in Baltimore history with over 200,000 fans in attendance on Feb. 5.
Look back at past celebrations and Opening Day sports parades. Perhaps, the biggest turnout was on April 15, 1954, when fans welcomed the Baltimore Orioles in their very first season on Opening Day against the White Sox. Over 350,000 fans were said to have shown up for the parade.
For the first time since Katrina, New Orleans will once again play host to the Super Bowl as the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers prepare to square off on Sunday. This is the tenth time the city, best known for letting the good times role, will have welcomed football’s biggest spectacle tying them with Miami for the most. Six of those Super Bowls have been played in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Baltimore artist Robert McClintock, known for his work with photography and photo digital illustrations, has assembled a series of impressive posters from the 2012 Ravens season. Working in conjunction with The Baltimore Sun, he has put his vision to Sun staff photographs. His work uses intense, saturated hues while playing with a point of focus that draws the viewer’s eye and gives the image a dramatic edge.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week photojournalists Lloyd Fox, Kenneth K. Lam, and Gene Sweeney Jr. photographed the Baltimore Ravens as they win the AFC Championship by defeating the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
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