Flashback Friday: Former O’s Join the Revolution

You’ll pay more for gas than you will for dinner with some former O’s

by Matthew Taylor

You’ve already missed Joe Orsulak, but thanks to the York Revolution you can still grab a hot dog with the likes of Billy Ripken, Rick Krivda, Davey Johnson, Mickey Tettleton, Al Bumbry, Boog Powell, and Mike Bordick.

Just head up to Pennsylvania on a Tuesday night with $30 in your pocket; the money will get you a ticket to the game and a buffet with a former Bird. Can you really pass up a chance to ask Krivda about those nine glorious wins he earned with the Birds?

The team’s press release provides the details.

On all Tuesday home dates this season the Revolution will offer fans the chance to have an all-you-can-eat dinner with a former Oriole for the price of 30 dollars apiece, 27 dollars if purchased in advance of the game. This unique event for local Oriole fans to dine with their heroes will begin on May 13 against the Newark Bears, when Joe Orsulak visits Sovereign Bank Stadium. Currently, eight former Orioles are scheduled to appear (schedule and player availability subject to change.) Highlighting the schedule are all-time greats Boog Powell and Davey Johnson, in addition to York Revolution fan favorite Al Bumbry.

No word yet on whether the buffet includes Froot Loops.

A visit to Sovereign Bank Stadium this summer will also offers glimpses of Chris Hoiles (York’s manager – read Dempsey’s Army and then ask Hoiles about the ’93 season), Tippy Martinez (pitching coach) and Sam Snider (assistant coach). Tippy might even keep his eyes open for your photo (see above).

[Image source: The York Revolution. Click on link to see original.]


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