Some people say this was the start of Orioles Magic...
Here's what it looked like...
Well, if Chuck Thompson says it was the beginning of Orioles Magic, who am I to argue?
And with that - PLAY BALL!
Here's to a great season!
Saturday, March 29, 2014
...no, not Sgt. Pepper. Thirty years ago today, in the dead of night amidst a late season snowstorm, the worst thing that could ever happen to a Baltimore Colts fan happened - Robert Irsay took the team, along with it's colors and history, to Indianapolis.
Irsay acquired the Colts in 1972 after buying the then Los Angeles Rams and trading them for the Colts that same day. The Colts were an impressive franchise back then. The team sold out 51 straight games in the 1960s and won the Super Bowl in 1971. During Irsay’s first year of ownership, attendance averaged at more than 60,000 fans. But that would change.
30 years on, Baltimore better without Colts
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Roost #44 Poop
- Dates to Remember:
- Friday – WCS Meeting @ …
- April 5 - 4th Annual Fund Raising Dance Benefiting Roost Activities & Local Charities, 7-11 PM, Featuring the Band TRANZFUSION. Ocean City Elks Lodge Hall -137th St. Bayside. $ 25 pp incl. Beer, Wine, Soda, Snacks & Cash Bar with Door prizes & Money Wheel. Tickets will be available at all Roost Meetings & also by contacting: Ron Apperson 302-436-4790 or Mary Kendall 302-934-7210. firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. UPDATE: Current ticket status is 155 paid + 6 promised but unpaid; for a total of 161 (down from 165 last year). There are still 21 seats available spread among the current 15 tables in groups of 2,4,7 & 8. We can sell 14 more tickets to reach a sellout of 175. There will be at least 15 door prizes with a total value of over $300 ! The Clarion donated a free 2 nite stay that has a value of $208 - $338 depending on what month it is used. We may auction this off after the door prizes with a starting bid of ONLY $10 ! Looking forward to a fun filled, profitable evening that is a good value for the money. Don't forget, you can bring your own additional snacks if you want. Those Roost members who have never attended the dance might want to try it this year! Thanks, Ron
- April 10 - Entertainment Committee Meeting at the Original Greene Turtle, 12 pm.
- May 29 thru June 1 - The Council of Ravens Roosts Annual Convention. From Jo Ann: The Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts Convention begins Thursday, May 29, and ends Sunday, June 1, at the Castle in the Sand Motel. The theme this year is “Celebrating 50 Years of Fan-Tastic Baltimore Football. The cost this year is $60 per registrant. A registration form is available here.
Commemorative shirts are also available: hoodies (mens sizes only) in gray or purple; mens t-shirts and tanks, and women’s t-shirts and tanks, available in white, gray or purple. Prices range from $11.00 for t-shirts and tanks to $20 for the hoodies. Larger sizes (2, 3, 4, & 5 XL) are an additional $2 or more.
I haven’t received a schedule of events yet, but in years past there were team events that any registered participant could enter, such as horseshoes, volleyball, tug-of-war, a scavenger hunt, bingo, miniature golf, and karaoke. Please think about organizing a team to show off our talent. Specific information and sign-up sheets will be available at the April meeting, so talk to your Roost friends and come up with a team to participate.
All of the registration forms must be submitted to me by the April 10 meeting. Make checks payable to Ravens Roost 44, and give to me at the meeting, or mail to 126 Pine Tree Rd., Ocean City, MD 21842. Please remember: Everyone who attends must be registered. There is no “sharing” of food and beverage.
I encourage our new members, as well as the members who have been in the Roost for a while, to attend the Convention. It is a great way to spend some time with our own Roost members and to meet fans from other Roosts. And, it’s always a lot of fun.
Any questions, please call me at 410-251-4360 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Folks, we only have 13 members signed up so far. Please consider spending the weekend at the Castle - it’s not only loads of fun and camaraderie but also supports the Council.
- Dues are due. From Jo Ann: Dues are past due - if you haven’t paid by now you are in arrears. Mail them to me at: Jo Ann Elder, 126 Pine Tree Rd., Ocean City, MD 21842. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at: email@example.com, or call me at 410-250-5124. Thanks.
- All the best Orioles news notes and nuggets at Britt's Bird Watch here.
- Saturday - Kisses for Colby 5K, Ocean Pines Recreation Center. Colby is a four-year-old girl from Ocean City who has been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) since she was diagnosed in January 2013. An extremely feisty and fearless little girl, she has earned the nickname “Warrior Princess” for the amazing stamina and fight she has demonstrated through her continued treatment at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. ALL is the most common and treatable type of cancer in children, although it progresses rapidly and must be identified and treated early.
Colby’s family and friends are joining together in the “Kisses for Colby 5K” to raise money for The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer research. Their relentless efforts are focused on making life better for hundreds of thousands of patients and their families battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Please join Colby’s family and friends Saturday, March 29th for a fun morning to raise money for LLS and to help win the fight against this horrible disease that is taking the lives of children and adults. http://octrirunning.com/ocean-city-md-running-event/kisses-for-colby-5k/
- Saturday - America’s Coolest Party - Downtown Berlin will be the coolest place to be on Saturday, March 29th, when the Town of Berlin will shut down Main Street from 1-6 p.m. for the sole purpose of celebrating its victory as America’s Coolest Small Town!
“It’s time to thank and recognize everyone who chose to “Vote Berlin” during the contest,” said Mayor Gee Williams. “If you love Berlin this celebration will be a full day of fun for all ages and friends, family members and of course all of our residents and visitors. “We have a lot to be proud of and much to celebrate,” added Mayor Williams.
Berlin is known for its various events such as Spring Celebration, May Day Play Day and The Peach Festival and Fiddler’s Convention to name a few, but this party is going to be like non-other, with lots of food, fun, local artists, students from Worcester County public and private schools, give-a-ways, souvenirs, several top-40 bands and Berlin musician and merchant Steve Frene, who will perform his instant hit song, “Cool Berlin.” The event begins at 1 p.m. with a parade on Main Street exclusively featuring Berlin Youth from a variety of organizations.
Berlin beat out 14 other small towns in online voting since January. Nearly 138,000 votes were cast and Berlin received more that 28 percent of the total with 39,000 votes. Budget Travel characterized Berlin as the “runaway favorite.” Budget Travel Magazine noted Berlin is good for beach lovers, hikers, bird watchers and history lovers alike.
For this special day of celebration additional free parking areas will be available, as there is no metered parking at any time in the Town of Berlin. Hoopers Crab House has generously agreed to transport event attendees with its shuttle bus to and from marked temporary satellite parking locations within the town.
As part of the coolest celebration, the Berlin Fire Company will host its First Annual “Cornhole Tournament” at the fire house grounds on North Main Street. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. participants can try and set a new “world record” by attempting the longest cornhole hand-thrown (bean bag) shot, ever. Attempts will be $5 for three shots, officials will be on site and the contest and this promises to be a popular fund raiser for the Berlin Fire Company. Beer and other refreshments will also be available during the contest at the fire house.
In downtown Berlin, non-glass open containers will be permitted from 1-6 p.m. in a clearly marked designated area. No beverages of any kind may be brought into the celebration area. The Berlin Chamber of Commerce will have a beer garden set up on Jefferson Street featuring craft brews from Berlin’s Burley Oak Brewery. Also, “Berlin Coolest Small Town” apparel and other memorabilia will also be available for purchase.
Mayor Williams added, “Aside from the fact that this is a once in a lifetime event, Berlin’s America’s Coolest Party is sure to go down as one of the region’s most enjoyable celebrations and be remembered as a town classic. Everyone is invited to join the celebration, after all it is our residents and guests who make Berlin so cool.”
- How do you get a Steelers fan off your porch? Pay him for the pizza.
- Got poop? Let me know! I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it. Your input is appreciated.
- Life is short. Focus on the good.
Baltimore Ravens, let’s go
And put that ball across the line
So fly with talons spread wide
Go in and strike with Ravens pride
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Ravens dark wings take flight
Dive in and show them your might
For Baltimore and Maryland
You will fly on to victory