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Ride of the Orioles

Ride of the Orioles

Early Saturday afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles began warming up for their second game of the season. It was against the Yankees in Yankee Stadium. A few miles to the south, the singers of the Metropolitan Opera were also warming up — for their presentation of Wagner's opera "Die Walküre."

Meanwhile, about 200 miles to the south, I pulled out a six-pack of beer and said, "Why can't I watch the ball game on TV while listening to the opera on radio?" So I settled in with my beer.

The Yankees started a new pitcher, named Nate Karns. The Orioles, with eight of their starting nine new to the team, had already lost their opening game the day before. The...