Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Havre de Grace marks the 200th anniversary of an attack on the city. Two annual festivals return.
Here's what's happening around the Harford and Cecil counties this weekend. Want to see what's going on in your neighborhood or add your own events? Just click Events at the top of the page. All weekend Havre de Grace marks the bicentennial of the British attack on the city during the War of 1812 with a weekend of events. Havre de Grace also hosts the annual decoy and wildlife art festival. The Towsontown Spring Festival returns, bringing, food, music, rides and kids activities to downtown Towson. The free street festival will be held Saturday and Sunday. Friday marks the start of the annual festivities with Towson Gardens Day. Friday First Friday celebrations kick off for the warm weather season in Bel Air and Havre de Grace—with food …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Orioles winter caravan tour will visit Ripken Stadium on Thursday for a Hot Stove Dinner including manager Buck Showalter and closer Jim Johnson.
Opening Day may still be about three months away. And spring training is still a month off. But Orioles fans can spend Thursday evening talking baseball with manager Buck Showalter and closer Jim Johnson at a "Hot Stove Dinner" at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. The inaugural dinner will run from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring a Q&A session with the skipper and the reliever, led by MASNsports.com reporter and former IronBirds broadcaster Steve Melewski. "We are excited to kick off the 2013 baseball season by hosting this special Hot Stove Dinner with Buck Showalter and Jim Johnson," said Aberdeen IronBirds general manager Aaron Moszer said in a prepared statement. "This is a great opportunity for our fans to have an exclusive look into the 2013 season…
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts joined the Aberdeen IronBirds Saturday, and announced Sunday he would undergo season-ending surgery.
Brian Roberts has elected to undergo season-ending surgery after playing in one rehab game with the IronBirds. Roberts, 34, went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored Saturday at Ripken Stadium. Follow Patch coverage of the IronBirds here. Sunday in Baltimore, he told reporters his ailing right hip would need surgery. "It just hasn't responded the way that it would. We kind of knew this was a possibility going in, but we wanted to give it the best possible shot we could," Roberts said. "It's not going to put me in a position to play the way I want to play and the way I want to help." Roberts will undergo surgery in the next week or two, he said, to repair the torn labrum in his right hip. He appeared in just 17 games this season before the …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The IronBirds set five team records in Tuesday night's win at Ripken Stadium.
The fireworks started a little early Tuesday night at Ripken Stadium. There was even a grand finale. The IronBirds put on a show before the show, setting five franchise records in a 21-7 win against the Staten Island Yankees. Aberdeen (6-10) put an exclamation point on the victory with an 11-run eighth inning. Staten Island (5-11) scored four times in the ninth. Records were set for runs (21), hits (20) and combined runs (28) in a single game. The 11-run eighth was a franchise record for runs in an inning. To top it off, a record crowd of 6,904 was on hand to see the outburst. Check out the box score here. The IronBirds celebrated the 4th of July with fireworks following the game. TELL US: Did you attend? What was the highlight? Leave a …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Orioles Gold Glove right fielder Nick Markakis will join Aberdeen, where his career began.
Nick Markakis began his professional career in Aberdeen. Next week, he'll have a homecoming of sorts. Markakis, 28, will join the IronBirds July 2 and 3 as he continues to rehab his surgically-repaired hand. He hasn't played since undergoing surgery to remove a broken hamate bone from his right hand on June 1. According to MASNsports.com, Markakis will visit Ripken Stadium for two days, working out, receiving treatment from medical staff and working with special instructors Terry Crowley and Mike Bordick. As of Thursday night, it was not in the plans for Markakis to play in any games while in Aberdeen. The IronBirds host a three-game series with Staten Island July 1-3 and return to Ripken Stadium July 11. Follow Patch coverage of the …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Vi Ripken threw the first pitch to her son, Cal, at the IronBirds' 2012 home opener Wednesday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.
The Aberdeen IronBirds opened their 11th season at Ripken Stadium with a 5-3 loss to Hudson Valley Wednesday. See the IronBirds website for a complete play-by-play and a box score. Check out Aberdeen Patch's photos from the opener, including some shots of the players, coaching staff, Cal Ripken, Brady Anderson and more. Add yours to the mix, too! The IronBirds continue a brief homestand Thursday night against Hudson Valley. ——— IronBirds » Roster | Schedule | Broadcast | Twitter | Facebook New York-Penn League » Website | Standings | Scores Aberdeen Patch » Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter | Blog For Us Follow Patch coverage of the IronBirds here. Love the IronBirds? Start an IronBirds blog on Patch!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Aberdeen IronBirds opened the home half of 2012 Wednesday at Ripken Stadium.
The IronBirds rallied to tie Wednesday's home opener before Hudson Valley pulled away in the ninth for a 5-3 win at Ripken Stadium. See the IronBirds website for a complete play-by-play and a box score. Renegades righty Taylor Guerrieri scattered two hits while striking out six in five innings. "We faced a pretty good pitcher," manager Gary Allenson said. "He had four major league pitches: a live fastball, good breaking ball, and a really good change-up. He mixed it up." Once he departed, though, the IronBirds came back to life. Allenson praised his ballplayers for tying the game up with a three-run, sixth-inning rally. He noted a strong fan base in his first game with the IronBirds, but said he didn't think the players were overwhelmed by…
Havre de Grace Patch readers met a challenge on Facebook recently.
The Aberdeen IronBirds start their 11th season at Ripken Stadium tonight. The story of the IronBirds' birth is a long one. In short: a hometown hero brought the team here. Cal Ripken, of course, played in 2,632 straight games amid a Hall of Fame career with the Orioles. He retired in 2001, and in 2002, purchased a minor league team, moved them to Aberdeen and the IronBirds were born. Ripken was born in Havre de Grace and grew up in Aberdeen. About a month ago, with opening night in my sights, I set out a challenge to our Facebook fans: Fun challenge, Facebook pals: Let's get to 2,632 "likes" (the number of consecutive games Cal Ripken played before taking a day off) before the Aberdeen IronBirds home opener on June 20. Tell a friend. Only …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Aberdeen IronBirds dropped to 0-1 Monday and will open the 2012 home schedule Wednesday.
The IronBirds opened the 2012 season with a 7-3 loss Monday night at Hudson Valley (1-0). Outfielder Will Howard and second baseman Jerome Pena each had multi-hit games for the IronBirds. But the Renegades had five players with at least two hits, including a four-hit game from Leonardo Reginatto. See the IronBirds website for a full report and a boxscore. Did you know? The IronBirds released their full roster Monday and broadcaster Tim Murray made his debut Monday. Follow Aberdeen Patch for IronBirds news all season. Want to join the conversation? Start a blog.
The Aberdeen IronBirds open the 2012 season Monday, and play the home opener Wednesday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.
You'll hear a new voice when tuning into the Aberdeen IronBirds this season. Broadcaster Tim Murray is joining the team with plenty of love for the game, excitement for the season and experience to fall back upon. In a sense, Murray's career started before the IronBirds were even born. "I don't really know. It's funny, my parents always tell the story that I never watched cartoons, I never watched Sesame Street, I just always wanted to watch ESPN or SportsCenter," Murray said. "For however long I've grown up, I've always wanted to be not necessarily a baseball broadcaster but something in sports and it just kinda rolled from there." Murray attended Muhlenberg college in Allentown, PA, where he studied media relations and he started off …