Sun series: A week on the farm
About this series: Sun reporters Candus Thomson and Monica Lopossay visited the Orioles' six minor league teams in one week. Here are stories, videos and photos from the trip.
July 14, 2007
Last in a series
Although she has never played an inning in the Orioles' farm system, Vi Ripken knows a thing or two about the minor leagues as the wife of a player-manager and the mother of two boys who came up through the ranks.
July 13, 2007
Sixth in a series
You'd never know that this time last year fans were embracing the Big Apple and singing "New York, New York" at the end of every game.
July 12, 2007
Fifth in a series
The handshake, a quaint form of sealing a deal, has worked for the Baltimore Orioles and their Rookie-level team for half a century, an affiliation unmatched in organized baseball.
July 11, 2007
Fourth in a series
When the wind is right, the national anthem drifts from Harry Grove Stadium to a crypt in Mount Olivet Cemetery, where Francis Scott Key is buried.
July 10, 2007
Third in a series
Only at a ballpark named for the first family of chicken could you have a left-field fowl pole.
July 9, 2007
Second in a series
Bad breath is welcome here. Dogs, too.
July 8, 2007
First in a series
Six days, six teams, three states, 1,577 miles. The road to "The Show."
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