Maryland Sports & Outdoors

  • Haul slip at Dennis Point
    Haul slip at Dennis Point
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  • Road signs from the car
    Road signs from the car
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  • Looking out the restaurant window at the marina
    Looking out the restaurant window at the...
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Maryland Sports & Outdoors

  • Baseball - Camden Yards

    Baltimore Sports & Outdoors

    If it weren't for sports, Baltimore wouldn't have much. Luckily, Baltimore sport fans have many heroes, and those are well-deserved. One of the greatest is Cal Ripken, the "Ironman" of baseball. He broke Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games played, then went on to stretch the record to 2,632 straight games before he was finally pulled...

  • Hiking & Biking

    Baltimore Sports & Outdoors

    This paved trail is 10 feet wide, and over 15 miles long..... can you guess where it goes?? It's part of the Eastcoast Greenway system that will eventually extend from Maine to Florida. If you want to ride Horses, you'd better go to the North Central trail. The Rollerblade is King here, the paved trail is smooth with gentle slopes.

  • Indoor Sports & Amusements

    Baltimore Sports & Outdoors

    Pam Shriver is a Baltimore native and a former top-ranked tennis player. During her career she won 133 top-level titles, including 21 women's doubles titles and 1 mixed doubles title at Grand Slam tournaments, and a gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. Annually since 1986 Pam Shriver has held the Pam Shriver Tennis Classic in Baltimore, a charity...

  • Football - Raven's Stadium

    Baltimore Sports & Outdoors

    When I was a kid, the football team in Baltimore was the Colts and the quarterback was Johnny Unitas. (I saw him in person once buying a suit in Schwartz Bros.) Then the Colts snuck out of town. The first new stadium in Baltimore (much admired) was Oriole Park (at Camden Yards). But we didn't have a football team and not much of a football stadium...

  • Sailing - Chesapeake Bay

    Baltimore Sports & Outdoors

    In one day you can sail the Patapsco River from the Inner Harbor to the Francis Scott Key Bridge and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. If your schedule allows more time you can set sail for one of the many wonderful cruising destinations on the Chesapeake Bay such as Rock Hall, Swan Creek, Annapolis, Bodkin Creek and St. Michael's. In 1999 we...

  • Horse Racing - Pimlico

    Baltimore Sports & Outdoors

    Pimlico Horse Park is the second of the annual triple crown Horse racing series.... Usually held in May, the track is about 15 minutes north of downtown, the neighborhood is questionable...... It looks like you'll be able to use Slot Machines here sometime soon.....

  • Jousting

    Maryland was the first state to adopt an official sport. Jousting became the official sport of Maryland in 1962 (Chapter 134, Acts of 1962; Code State Government Article, sec. 13-308). Tournaments conducted in Maryland are "ring tournaments" which involve charging a horse at full-gallop through an 80-yard course toward suspended rings. Using a...

  • M&T Bank Stadium

    Home of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium was constructed in 1998 as a new home field for the Ravens. For two years prior to this stadium being built, the Ravens, an expansion team that was awarded to Baltimore in 1996, played in the 1950s-era Memorial Stadium that had been home to the Baltimore Colts before they...

  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards

    Home of major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park at Camden Yards was constructed between 1989 and 1992 to replace the antiquated Memorial Stadium where the Orioles previously played. It was the first of the "retro" ballparks that were constructed in the 1990s and early 2000s in 11 other cities across the country. These "retro"...

  • Orioles

    This is my entry for the continuing saga of visiting every professional baseball stadium. The Baltimore Orioles' home is at Camden Yards. I visited in June of 1999. It was one of, if not the very, first in the new ballparks that were designed to look old. This set the standard of what a park could be - not a big box or bowl but a stylish nod to the...

  • Gotta go fishin' for crabs here!

    Well I'm sure you have heard of Maryland Crabs, well if you haven't you NEED to try them, very well known around this area for being tasty and juicy! These waters are full of many types of seafood but it's the crabs you really want. Find water, then head for a marina and look for a local restaurant.

  • Aberdeen Iron Birds

    The Aberdeen Iron Birds are one of the farm teams for the Baltimore Orioles. This team was moved from upstate New York and renamed to reflect Cal Ripken and Aberdeen. The nickname Iron Birds has everything to do with local hero and owner Cal Ripken, Jr. The iron pays tribute to his record breaking playing streak, the bird refers to the "birds"...

  • Baltimore Orioles

    The Baltimore Orioles, despite having a good team, have gone for year on year without going to the playoffs or the World Series despite recently retired Cal Ripken's 3000+ game attendance record. The stadium at Camden Yards, with its unique Baltimore charm almost rates as a must see activity. a catcher's mit for errant fly balls that make the...

  • Baltimore Ravens

    The Baltimore Ravens are a fair to middling NFL football team. They usually have an average winning record and in January, 2001, at the end of the 2000 season, the Ravens beat the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. They were originally the Cleveland Browns who unceremoniously packed up over a stadium and financial dispute at the end of the 1995 to...

  • Maryland Crab Facts

    Recreational Crab Regulations For Coastal Bays of Maryland’s Atlantic Ocean and their TributariesCrab Season: April 1 to December 31License: No license required.Daily Time Restriction: NoneMinimum Size (measured from tip to tip of spikes): - Hard Crab - 5 inches - Soft Crab - 4 inches - Peeler Crab - 3 1/2 inchesDaily Catch Limit:One (1) bushel...

  • Washington Redskins

    The Washington Redskins are the capitol city's National Football League Franchise. They used to play in Washington, DC proper at Robert F. Kennedy stadium, but now they play at a stadium in suburban Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins are in the National Football Conference's Eastern Division against the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles...

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