Baltimore Oriolesriday in Charm City

The Baltimore Orioles are on the verge of one of the most beloved weekends of the off season for fans. Tomorrow Birdland will congregate at the Baltimore Convention Center for the Orioles’ annual FanFest celebration. And when I say all of Birdland, I mean everyone – players, coaches, fans, etc.

FanFest is quite simply put, an awesome event. I tell people that it has all the elements of an Orioles game at Camden Yards, with the exception of the game itself. There are so many great parts to it which are family oriented, from free merchandise, instruction from coaches and players, mascot appearances, and great exhibits. Needless to say, it’s worth the $10 price of admission.

As a writer, I always enjoy listening to the symposiums with players and coaches to get a glimpse of what their thoughts are for the upcoming season, or on a specific issue involving the team or the sport. And in fact, it’s probably the first and last chance that fans will have to see the team before they all head south to Sarasota for Spring Training next month. Keep in mind that Grapefruit League play begins at the end of February!

If you have plans tomorrow, cancel them! As I said, FanFest is well worth the price of admission. The event is from 11 AM until 6 PM at the aforementioned Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets can be bought at the door.

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