Alright, time to switch things up. I’m very behind on keeping up with our travels, and I want to get caught up! Also, because I’m so far behind, I am losing details, which isn’t ideal. I don’t have the time to dedicate to this that I once did, but I’m still going to make it work. So from here on out, if we see a full series at a stadium, it’s just getting one post. Perhaps someday we’ll get back to multiple posts, but for now, thems the rules. Sound good? Great.
I wrote about our first game at Camden Yards, but during that game I was tired and slightly sunburned from the golf tournament and getting in late, so games 2 and 3 were the true test for the stadium. And while both the teams we saw battle it out were not good, Camden still found a way to show out!
We started the day of the 2nd game with a ballpark tour, which was great. All ballpark tours are great, but there’s something about these historical stadiums that attract the most special types of tour guides- the lifelong fans who love getting to nerd out about their home away from home. It was toasty, but we loved getting to wander around the stadium, finding the plagues for Red Sox players’ home runs, and learning all about the Orioles and Camden. After that, we were ready for some baseball!
Like in game 1, we used the stadium parking lot because it was easy and cheap. Additionally, we parked super early both days and then walked to the Harbor. It wasn’t too far, and we always felt safe. I know Baltimore gets a hard rap, and maybe we were young and naïve, but we felt fine during our time around the stadium.
Even if you don’t have reservations or meal plans anywhere near the harbor area, I would still recommend making a stop there. The views are great, it was pretty lively, and you can even find a scooter to rent and bop around the area. The only time I realized that we maybe should be more aware of our surroundings was actually in a CVS when I saw that they lock up their deodorant and soaps so people can’t steal them, which made me really sad!
Seeing the Orioles have success this year, I can’t help but be happy for them and their fans despite being a Red Sox fan. Camden Yards is a beautiful venue, and it deserves to host a lot of engaged fans watching a great team… that will ultimately fall to the Red Sox in the playoffs.
Just a couple of sports fans touring the world, one stadium at a time.