Spending Memorial Day at Camden Yards: Revisiting Stadium #3

Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of my favorite ballparks. It made for a special Memorial Day because not only did I get to visit the park with my boys, we were able to watch the Baltimore Orioles take on our favorite team the Washington Nationals. The Orioles currently have players on the team that my two sons enjoy watching. My oldest son plays baseball and wears #10 because of Adam Jones. My youngest son is a tremendous fan of Manny Machado. I am not sure how much longer the aforementioned Orioles will be wearing the orange and black, but it still will not deter us from our yearly visits to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  

Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the third park that I visited according to my MLB Ballpark app. The home of the Baltimore Orioles since 1992, this ballpark contains a lot of historic moments and memories. From Cal Ripken’s legendary streak of 2,632 consecutive games played to Eddie Murray’s 500th homerun, Camden Yards ranks high on my list of parks that I have visited thus far. 

While at Camden Yards, you definitely have to take a stroll through Legends Park. We always take a stroll through Legends Park and it never gets old. It features six bronze statues of the greatest Orioles of all time: Brooks “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” Robinson, Frank Robinson, switch-hitting dynamo Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer, Earl Weaver and my all-time favorite Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. I also recommend getting club level seats at least once in order to take a stroll down memory lane to see the concourse, which displays historic posters, pennants, framed photos and past players. 

 Bronze statue of Cal Ripken Jr. in Legends Park. 

Bronze statue of Cal Ripken Jr. in Legends Park. 

There are great viewing angles all over Camden Yards, but we enjoy sitting in the Lower Reserve section or Left Field Lower Box. There are plenty of food options to choose from, but the ballpark does not provide free refills with the souvenir cups as they do at Nationals Park. However, the Orioles always give out great swag. My last visit I received a hat and this time they handed out Memorial Day tee shirts. 

 Our view from left field lower reserve.

Our view from left field lower reserve.

The fans are passionate and enthralled with the Orioles, which is evident by their boisterous rendition of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” during the seventh inning stretch. It is unfortunate the Orioles have not enjoyed as much success as they did in the past, but Orioles Park at Camden Yards is a great ballpark and I highly recommend it for all baseball fans to experience.