Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Quietly and capably, the Baltimore Blast is in the MISL championship series for the third straight year.
Did you know the Baltimore Blast is headed to the MISL championship series for the third year in a row, and that championship series begins Thursday? Neither did I. (Until, obviously, I received the information via an MISL press release). So I'm sitting here, feeling sorry for the Blast, a team that routinely makes the playoffs and has five MISL championships to its name. The team's most recent title came in the 2008-09 season (no having to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the most recent championship for this team!). While the Blast lost in the finals in 2011 and 2012, this is the sixth straight year the team has been in the playoffs (and the third straight year it's been in the league's equivalent of the Super Bowl). The team's most …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Retirement announcement follows promise to build a community reading lab at Battle grove Elementary School.
The six-time Pro Bowl Ravens center also used the occasion to announce his retirement.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Ravens wide receiver, days removed from the Super Bowl, visited the school to talk healthy habits.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Ravens wide receiver talked about the importance of healthy eating.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith was a surprise guest Friday morning at Chase Elementary School, joining fifth graders for breakfast and talking to the entire student body about the importance of drinking milk, the experience of the Super Bowl and what it takes to become a professional athlete. Read our story on Smith's appearance.
The Ravens wide receiver appeared as part of an NFL program encouraging fitness for children.
Chase Elementary School students thought they were getting a "very special" NFL rally on Purple Friday. It turned out they didn't know how special. A group of purple-clad fifth-graders at Chase were the first to find out as they gathered for a late breakfast of cereal and milk, and they were joined by Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. Smith, a former Terp fresh off the Ravens' win over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, had breakfast, then spoke to the entire student body at Chase about fitness and nutrition. "Anytime I get the opportunity to go to any elementary school, even family and friends, I'll go out and hang out at the school all day," said Smith, who added he was "honored" to appear at Chase. The appearance was …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A state senator wants a new state bird; one man's technolgical fortress is his castle; and the Senate president feels snubbed by Obama.
It's not a statue in front of the office building that bares his name but Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller did receive a bust of himself this week courtesy of the Regional Manufacturing Institute. Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, a Perry Hall Democrat, gave a sneak preview of the small, light-weight bust of Miller moments before presenting it to the Senate's top dog. "You can't have too much Mike Miller," Klausmeier said. The technology is similar to what was used in a scene of Jurassic Park 3 where a copy of a velociraptor's larynx was recreated. The institute offered legislators in Annapolis the opportunity to have themselves scanned into a computer and get busts of themselves. Miller seemed impressed with the petite bust but joked that it …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Thousands of people filled the streets of Baltimore Tuesday.
Excitement was in the air Tuesday as thousands of Ravens fans filled the streets of Baltimore to welcome home the Super Bowl XLVII Champions. If you weren't able to be there, check out photos and video here on Patch. On the other hand, if you were among the thousands lining the streets of Baltimore or filling M&T Bank Stadium Tuesday, you can share your own photos and videos by clicking the "Upload Photos & Video" button attached to this post. Attention Instagrammers: Use the hashtag #PatchRavens to show your Purple Pride in our parade gallery.
Were you in Baltimore celebrating with the Super Bowl champions? Show us.
Help our readers relive the champion celebration by adding your own photos and videos from Tuesday's parade to our Neighborhood Gallery. Were you unable to attend the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl championship celebration? It's OK. You didn't miss much. Just: Attention Instagrammers: Use the hashtag #PatchRavens to show your Purple Pride in our parade gallery. Watch the video above and then tell us what was your favority part of Tuesday's celebration? How about the season? Do you believe in destiny? Show our hometeam some love in the comments section below. Related Content:
Post your photos and video on Patch.
Share your photos and video from the Ravens championship parade in downtown Baltimore. You can also post on Instagram and have your images appear in this article. It's simple: use the hashtag #PatchRavens and your Instagram images will appear in this nifty grid.