Per the team’s official site, the Baltimore Orioles have announced that Camden Yards will undergo some renovations this offseason.
At the request of the Orioles, more spacious seats are to be installed on the club level and upper deck at Camden Yards, and sightlines on both levels are to be improved by the installation of less intrusive railings. Seating capacity will be reduced from 48,290 to 45,971, keeping in line with the capacities of many recently opened parks.
There are some other things going on, too, but the relevant information — for this author, at least — is the news that Camden Yards is now 20 years old. By way of reference, here are some things that have happened since the Orioles played their first game in the iconic stadium:
• Every episode of the hit sitcom Friends.
• Chris Tucker’s entire career arc.
• The inter-frigging-net.
There’s no indication — at this juncture, at least — as to whether the renovations will include the installation of more talented players onto the field part of the stadium.
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