Project to improve drainage in O's dugouts approved

The Maryland Stadium Authority voted Tuesday to approve a $350,000 project to improve the dugout and tunnel drainage in Oriole Park.

In August 2009, during a game between the Orioles and Cleveland Indians, a lengthy rain delay resulted in nearly a foot of water pooling in the Orioles' and Indians' dugouts. Over an inch of rain fell in 20 minutes, according to Orioles officials, and that resulted in both dugouts flooding to the top step.

Umpires considered suspending the game until workers were eventually able to unclog the circular drains.