When we checked in last week for ‘Where in the Yard?’ the sun was shining on Oriole Park, and Opening Day felt closer than ever. This week, puddles are rippling on the edge of the infield, and the clouds seem to imply more rain is on the way.
But there’s always an air of Orioles baseball here in the Orioles Buzz, and this week’s photo challenge even comes complete with the potential for extra bonus points.
So take a look at the photo below and let us know what the item is and where it’s located in or around Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Then, score an extra point if you can tell me where these item(s) came from originally. (If you’ve been on a tour at Oriole Park or read one of my old O’s Buzz articles where Nicole Sherry shares some of her favorite things about the ballpark, you might know this bonus!)
And since it’s the Monday after daylight savings (admit it, who else completely forgot like I did?) I’ll give you a little bit of a hint: We’ve looked high and low in identifying items all around Oriole Park during the weekly ‘Where in the Yard?’, but keep your glove to the ground if you want to catch this one...
Update: Bob St, Amy, Chris in Baltimore, Jeremy from Cumberland, and Glassman have this one so far...
Add Ryan S., Zevi L., Heathir, John W., Eddie S., Charles B from SP, and Lauren to the list as well.
In addition, Ryan S was the first to get the bonus on this one, with Heathir also proving that she knows what’s special about the items in this picture. Fantastic work O’s fans!
Answer: I told you to keep your glove to the ground if you wanted to guess this week’s ‘Where in the Yard?’, as we are in fact looking at a section of the cobblestones that pave the ground throughout parts of Camden Yards. You’ll notice them on Eutaw Street, by the bullpen area, and in several places surrounding the stadium as well.
What’s special about these stones is that many of them were brought over from Memorial Stadium with other pieces of the ballpark like the foul poles that mark the far corners of the outfield at Camden Yards. Congrats to the few who knew this extra bit of info, and good work once again on another ‘Where in the Yard?’ here in the Orioles Buzz!