Wide receiver Jacoby Jones danced as he rounded into home plate following a home run. Offensive tackle Ryan Jensen displayed a slick glove and surprising range, considering that he's 6 feet 3, 320 pounds.
And former Ravens safety Ed Reed was a crowd favorite during cornerback Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball Sunday, with 15,000 tickets sold during the event's first year at M&T Bank Stadium. The game previously was held at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.
The game, which was won 24-15 by the offense over the defense, was attended by Ravens coach John Harbaugh, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
"It's nice, and it's only going to get better throughout the years," said Webb, whose event supports his charitable foundation and benefits underprivileged children. "I was blessed to have Harbs here, and all my teammates, all my guys were out here. They came out and supported me. It was a great event. Having it here shows how much the game has grown, and how much everyone, the fans and my teammates, have my back."
Among the players who attended: Flacco, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor, wide receivers Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken, Gerrard Sheppard, Jace Davis and Jones, offensive tackles Eugene Monroe, Jensen and David Mims, centers Jeremy Zuttah, Gino Gradkowski and Reggie Stephens, and running backs Justin Forsett and Bernard Pierce, former Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain (New York Giants), along with linebackers Elvis Dumervil, C.J. Mosley, Courtney Upshaw, Josh Bynes, Adrian Hamilton and Xavius Boyd, safeties Matt Elam, Terrence Brooks, Anthony Levine and Darian Stewart, cornerbacks Webb, Chykie Brown, Jimmy Smith and Sammy Seamster, defensive linemen Kapron Lewis-Moore, Brandon Williams and DeAngelo Tyson, long snapper Morgan Cox, kicker Justin Tucker and punter Koch.
"It's a great event, and having it at the stadium made it a little more special," Torrey Smith said. "The support is amazing. It was a great environment. It was awesome."
Reed drew plenty of attention during the game, running around the basepaths and even belting out an off-melody version of "Two Tickets to Paradise" at one point.
"This is a great time, entertaining the fans and entertaining the community,” Reed said. “This is what it’s about, just having fun."
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