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Article by Destiny Lugardo
Orioles Opening Weekend: March 31st-April 1st; Orioles Park @ Camden Yards
Opening day, the first day of the Major League Baseball season, is basically a holiday here in the Baltimore area. After witnessing the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens miss out on the playoffs on the last day of the season last December, the city’s sports fans are craving to see an improved Orioles team take the field. You could get in on the excitement, even if you’re not the biggest baseball fan.
Going to a game at Camden Yards should be on every Goucher student’s Baltimore bucket list. The ballpark is regarded as one of the best in the league and is known as “the ballpark that forever changed baseball.” Its retro feel, along with modern amenities and fan friendly experiences, inspired the designs of almost every 21st century built ballparks. The longest building in the country east of the Mississippi, the B&O Warehouse, overlooks right field.
But even if you care about none of the above, the food is great! Popular dishes at the park include the Camden Yards Crabcake and Chesapeake Waffle Fries (yum). New local food options this season include Attman’s Deli, Pinch Dumplings, and Stuggy’s gourmet hot dogs.
Tickets are still available for Saturday’s 7:05 game and Sunday’s 1:05 game. Both are against the Minnesota Twins. If you can’t make it to Camden Yards this weekend, but would like to go sometime soon, we recommend that you take advantage of student night. With your Goucher OneCard, you are able to purchase $10 upper deck tickets at the Oriole Park ticket office.
Chesapeake Waffle Fries @Camden Yards (Eater)
Onesie Bar Crawl: Sat March 31st 3-9pm
If you’re at least 21, love wearing pajamas, and love drinking alcohol, then you might actually have plans this weekend! Some like minded people have organized a bar crawl around Baltimore. Onesies are not required, but nightwear is highly encouraged. Tickets are $25, but include a whole bunch of goodies such as a souvenir cup, a onesie bar crawl mug, and great drink specials. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The meeting location is TBA, featured bars are still TBA, and check-in is from 3pm to 5pm. The event is rain or shine.
Pictured above: Alewife (The Drink Nation)
Bunny Bonanzoo @ the Maryland Zoo; Friday through Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
We may all be getting older and a bit more depressed, but we’re never too old for a good Easter egg hunt at the zoo. Well, we might be too old for this one. Bunny Bonanzoo is coming to The Maryland Zoo and while the Easter egg hunt is for kids only, you could still go on Friday to see the gender reveal for the record breaking 1000th African penguin chick hatched at the Maryland Zoo. Attractions include live entertainment, crafts, and bounce houses. Hopefully the bounce house isn’t just for kids.
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Photo Credit: The Maryland Zoo