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Despite loss, home opener special for first-timers at Camden Yards
Despite loss, home opener special for first-timers at Camden Yards

Michael Craig Winters waited until the last possible moment to pop the grand surprise on his twin sons, Sean and Gregory. The boys were dressing for another Friday of pre-kindergarten in their suburban Philadelphia home when dad popped in and said, "Let's skip school today." Instead, he told the 5-year-old Orioles fans they were headed to Baltimore for their first home opener — and his, too. They'd call out with a case of "bird flu." "They had no clue," Winters said. "There was a lot of very happy screaming and running around." Opening Day is a time of renewal for all involved — a day when every fan, player and team in the...

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