Back in 1991, the best present I got wasn’t wrapped in a big box. In fact, as soon as I found it in my stocking and raised it triumphantly over my head, my mom snatched it out of my hand and hid it somewhere safe.
She had stayed up one night that fall until midnight so she could dial a number to wait in line to buy tickets to the inaugural season at Camden Yards, and in those days if you lost a ticket to a sporting event you couldn’t just go print a new one (or download it to a phone; those were still connected to walls).
So much has changed since then, but this has not: Oriole Park remains one of the best places to watch baseball, and a ticket to enjoy an afternoon or evening there is a gift any sports fan should appreciate.
We’ll start there, but we’ve also got a few other ideas for unique local gifts, too.