While the official start of spring in the United States comes in late March every year, marked by some by the start of baseball season. But most MLB teams have been in camp for a couple weeks now, and spring training games officially started this week. Here’s a look at the preseason action so far.
Players and officials boarded duck boats — amphibious vehicles normally used to ferry tourists — at historic Fenway Park for a “rolling rally” that would wind its way along city streets and into the Charles River, Reuters reports.
The 100th World Series in 2004 featured the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, the Red Sox defeating the Cardinals four games to none. Nine years later, the two teams meet again.
Longtime Orioles usher Charlie Zill, battling lung cancer, honored at first-pitch ceremony, 7th-inning stretch
Battling lung cancer, Charlie Zill, the longtime Orioles usher celebrated by fans for dressing up in overalls and “Zillbilly” teeth and twirling a fake orange fiddle during the 7th-inning-stretch playing of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” just wanted to attend one more game. Wednesday night, he got that and more, throwing out the ceremonial pitch prior to the Orioles’ contest with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The recent unveiling of the Brooks Robinson sculpture at Camden Yards on Sept. 29 gave Orioles fans a rare treat. The six Hall of Famers immortalized in bronze as part of the Legends Celebration Series — Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks, of course — were all present (in the flesh!) for the first time during the season-long celebration. Here’s a look back at The Sun’s coverage (in stories, photos and video) of this season’s statue dedications at Camden Yards.