Friday, April 5, 2013
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Orioles Opening Day is here at last. After a winter of looking back at what was, while eagerly awaiting the upcoming season, baseball has returned to Baltimore. Whether you have great seats, a unique orange outfit, are watching at a bar with friends or caught a foul ball at the Yard, we want to see what you're doing for Opening Day. It's simple: Post your photos on Instagram today using the hashtag #PatchOrioles and your image will appear in our gallery here. Have video or photos on your phone but don't have Instagram? No worries. Upload them by clicking the button on this post, or email email@example.com and we'll share your images from the ballpark. There are now more interactive features in the ballpark, including the ability for …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Rice will appear at Wegmans Columbia to host a special fundraising event for two charities.
Is Wegmans in Columbia becoming a new hub for celebrity appearances? Last week, it was announced celebrity chef Bobby Flay will be signing copies of his barbecue book. Now this week, Wegmans announced the star running back of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Rice, will appear at the grocery store on April 11. Rice is scheduled to appear from 5 to 7 p.m. to host a conversation and question and answer session. The cost of the event is $100 per ticket to attend. All the funds go to one of two charities: The Ray Rice Charitable Foundation (which focuses on anti-bullying) or the Arc of Howard County (a local charity that helps people with developmental and intellectual disabilities). According to information provided by Wegmans, Rice will be able to …
Fans flocked to Nationals Park Monday for the start of the regular season—and were treated to a win.
The Washington Nationals won their home opener against the Miami Marlins with a score of 2-0, thanks to Bryce Harper's two home runs. The Nationals started their 2013 Major League Baseball season with Stephen Strasburg on the mound and enthusiasm buzzing in the stands. Before the game began, Allen Hewitt, a DC resident, was waiting for his buddy to arrive. The two always go to the home opener together. "I haven't missed an opener since they've been back," said Hewitt, who also "vaguely remembers" attending a game at Griffith Stadium. Hewitt said this year he is looking for "consistency" from his Washington Nationals after last year's injuries. Billy Jones brought his daughter, Courtney, and son, Tyler, to DC from Carroll County, Md. …
A washroom with serious Natitude.
Sanjay Ayre won the silver medal as part of the Jamaican men's 4x400 sprint team, now he's starting a training business in Howard County and coaching at HCC.
Originally published Jan. 23, 2013. Just qualifying for the Olympics is quite a feat, but to compete on the Jamaican National sprint team--that's an entirely different achievement. In 1999, Sanjay Ayre was a 19-year-old sprinter living in the Bronx, NY who had just won gold in the 400-meter dash at the Pan American Junior Championships. The next year, Ayre began his college career at Auburn University where his coach encouraged him to try out for the Jamaican Olympic team. At the time, Ayre was 20 and a Jamaican citizen. "Track and field is by far the biggest sport in Jamaica," said Ayre, who recently opened up his own training center in Howard County and serves as the men's sprint coach for Howard Community College. "The fans are very …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The NFL would like the Ravens to open their season at home on Sept. 5, but the O’s already have a game scheduled.
Traditionally the Super Bowl champions get to play at home on the opening night of the season, but a scheduling conflict with the Orioles may make that impossible for the Ravens. The NFL would like to schedule the Ravens to open at home on Sept. 5, but the Orioles already have a home game with the Chicago White Sox. Moving the Ravens game back a day is not an option because of Rosh Hashanah. Vote in our poll and tell us how you'd handle it. Have a better idea? Share it with Patch in a comment below.
Dancing With The Stars debuted its new season Monday night, featuring the Ravens receiver and the Baltimore-based figure skating champion.
Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones broke out "the squirrel" with partner Karina Smirnoff in his first performance on Dancing With The Stars Monday night. The season premiere also featured Baltimore's Dorothy Hamill, the Olympic and world champion figure skater. Check out the video with this post for their performances. Jones earned a score of 19 out of 30 dancing to "Cha Cha Cha", while Hamill pulled in a 21 with her perfomance to "Tiny Dancer." The series airs on Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC. Jones was asked to perform on the program after his charisma and dance moves were on display during and following the Ravens' Super Bowl victory in February. Jones did "the squirrel" during the Super Bowl, and again during the team's celebration in …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Find out which top local high school teams are competing in the Maryland State Championships.
Tuesday, February 26
Oakland Mills, Columbia Long Reach, Columbia River Hill, Clarksville Reservoir, Fulton Additional Information: State championship tournament brackets Maryland high school basketball information - MaxPreps
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thousands of fans joined in a flash mob at Saturday's 83-81 win by the men's basketball team.
If you didn't catch Saturday's dramatic 83-81 win over Duke by the Maryland men's basketball team, you may have missed quite the dance routine. During two timeouts—one in the first half, one in the second—the raucous home crowd broke into a flash mob of sorts, performing wild (if carefully choreographed) sequences of dance moves. Selections included "Here Comes the Boom" by Nelly, "All I Do is Win" by DJ Khaled, and—what else?—the outrageously viral "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. Read more on the backstory from The Washington Post.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Annual game, known as "The Tommy" commemorates DeMatha hockey alum, former PGPD officer Thomas Jensen.
Former Prince George's County Police officer Thomas Jensen, who died in 2010 as a result of injuries sustained on duty, will be honored at a DeMatha hockey game against Calvert Hall High School today in Laurel. Jensen, a graduate of DeMatha's class of 2000, played varsity hockey at DeMatha and on the Prince George's County Fraternal Order of Police 89ers hockey team after he began working for the department in 2004. In March 2010, Jensen died after sustaining severe injuries to his head and neck during an auto wreck in College Park as he responded to a burglary in progress. The game, known as "The Tommy", will be played at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel today at 4 p.m. Admission is free, though donations to the Thomas P. Jensen …