Making their pitch (updated)

Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell will throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Friday's home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Orioles are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1970 World Series championship. Having Brooks and Boog together on Friday is a wonderful and appropriate gesture.

Boog was the American League's MVP. Brooks was the Series MVP.

Perfect.

Gates open at noon. The Orioles will take batting practice from 12:25 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. The Blue Jays will take BP from 1:25 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. The ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m.

American tenor Richard Troxell will perform the Canadian and United States National Anthems.

Show up hungry.

The following local restaurants will be represented at Oriole Park beginning this year:

Greene Turtle - serving Turtle Bites and sliders on the lower concourse.

Attman's Deli - located in the first floor of the Warehouse in the space formerly occupied by Pastimes Café.

Pickles Pub - offering local microbrews from a stand on Eutaw Street.

Hightopps Backstage Grille - featuring food and drinks on the lower concourse.

ARAMARK has also added the following new food options for 2010:

The former Diamond Bistro on the Club Level is now the All-Star Café, a marketplace-style food court featuring a rotating menu of cooked to order entrees and an extensive dessert station.

Two stands on the lower concourse will offer double cheeseburgers and fries.

All FanFare locations on the lower level will serve grilled-to-order hot dogs.

Carvel Ice Cream will be served throughout the ballpark.

Increased Gluten-Free and vegetarian options at Charm City Market, located behind home plate on the lower concourse.

Chicken Bistro Sandwiches.

Kettle Corn stands on the lower concourse.

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