The Baltimore Orioles may have not have gotten a lot of respect in the past decade because of their win-loss record; however, the team and their immaculate home -- Oriole Park at Camden Yards -- became a topic of conversation during the sometimes-heated-but-done-for-show Sonia Sotomayor hearings in Washington D.C. to become the nect Supreme Court justice.
Cardin: "You are a hero to the Baltimore baseball fans. Let me explain. [During] the Major League Baseball strike [of 1994-95], you allowed the season to continue [without the use of replacement players] so Cal Ripken could become the Iron Man of baseall in September 1995. We just want to invite you, as a baseball fan, to an Oriole game, and we promise it will not be when the Yankees are playing, so you can root for the Baltimore Orioles."