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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Brooks Robinson Statue Dedication
Last year, a private investor commissioned a statue dedicated to Brooks. The statue was unveiled outside and across the street from the ballpark, near Pickles, the famous pub across from Camden Yards. The statue was erected in honor of a man who, seemingly, hadn't really been honored enough by the team he spent 23 seasons with (a record). Yeah, he was in the Orioles Hall of Fame and has his number 5 retired, but it seemed to be missing something. Until September 29, 2012, that is. On that night, as a part of the Orioles Legends series, honoring the 6 greatest Orioles of all time, a statue inside the ballpark was unveiled in honor of Mr. Oriole, Brooks Robinson.
I was so blessed to be able to experience the Brooks statue dedication with some close friends, my wife and my son. I told Chris that he would be able to take his grandkids to see the statue and tell them one day that he and his daddy were there to see it unveiled. It definitely was a cool night and I'm glad I was there for Brooks.