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Opening Day is meaningful to Orioles fans for different reasons

Opening Day is meaningful to Orioles fans for different reasons

Todd Bolton guessed Friday afternoon that he’s been to about 35 games at Camden Yards since the place swung open its black gates 20 years ago. That’s still 45 or so short of his total trips to Memorial Stadium, the 58-year-old said. It’s also enough to appreciate what he calls Baltimore’s “fabulous cathedral” of baseball.

The ambiance of springtime, the inundation of orange and black, the vibrancy of the streets swelling with fans – looking around Friday, it was like a time portal to his first visit on Opening Day 1992.

“It’s kind of that child-like feeling you get on Opening Day,” said Bolton, who lives in...

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