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Monday, August 18, 2008

50,000,000th Fan at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Today, the 50 millionth fan will walk into Oriole Park at Camden Yards. That will be the fastest to reach that milestone in any ballpark's history. Pretty remarkable for a venue that has housed only a couple of successful teams during that span. Pretty remarkable also, considering the stadium's capacity is only about 40,000 + or -.

Camden Yards is, however, a architectural gem. It's doors opened on April 6, 1992. Since that time most of the new baseball parks built have been inspired by Camden Yards. It has never been duplicated though.

Baltimore fans may not be treated to seeing the greatest teams year after year (How could we, with an owner like Peter Angelos) but we do have the best venue to watch a game.

I was not in attendance, on the 1st Opening Day. I won't be in attendance today either so I won't be the 50,000,000th fan. I have been treated to a lot of good games, over the years, though.

If you look carefully, you will see me outside of the park at Pickles Pub on the 1st Opening Day.