Showalter Says Retro Parks Can't Hold A Candle To Camden Yards
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that no matter how many retro ballparks are built, there's only one Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
"This place has been imitated so much," Showalter said. "So many ballparks try to build in nuances. (Oriole Park) is a cathedral."
The Orioles are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Oriole Park's first game today. The 2012 season opener will include the 1992 Opening Day starting pitcher, Rick Sutcliffe, throwing to his catcher, Chris Hoiles.
Showalter said he still got caught up in the nostalgia of starting a new season.
"This is one of those days where you live in the short term," the skipper said.
Posted April 6, 2012