The Orioles will celebrate the Ravens Super Bowl XLVII victory during their pregame video prior to today’s home opener against the Twins. MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko writes that the O’s were hoping someone (anyone remaining) from the team would make an appearance at Camden Yards, but had no such luck.
Also, I’ve heard rumblings that the pregame ceremony will include a video tribute to the Ravens, who won their second Super Bowl in February. However, I’ve also heard that the Orioles extended invitations to some members of the organization that were declined.
The Orioles apparently reached out to general manager Ozzie Newsome, head coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco, among others, but they were unavailable.
Seems like things still aren’t great between Baltimore’s two teams after their scheduling conflict on September 5 caused the NFL to move the Ravens season opener on the road. No one out at Owings Mills seems to be upset with Roger Goodell though. At least not publicly.
He’s the commissioner that wouldn’t move the Ravens game to Wednesday or Sunday to accomodate Baltimore.