With Grapefruit League games starting this Friday, teams are announcing new offerings for 2019. At Ed Smith Stadium, spring home of the Baltimore Orioles, we have a strong addition: Boog’s BBQ, a mainstay at Oriole Park.
Boog’s BBQ first opened on Eutaw Street at Baltimore’s Camden Yards on Opening Day in 1992. A two-time World Series Champion (1966 and 1970) and four-time All-Star, Boog Powell played 14 seasons with the Orioles. He won the 1970 American league MVP and ranks third in Orioles history in home runs (303), fourth in RBI (1,063), and fifth in games played (1,763) and total bases (2,748).
Powell’s son, J.W. Powell, will operate the stand at Ed Smith Stadium, which opens for business at the Left Field Pavilion on Opening Day, Saturday, February 23.
“Over many years, we’ve mastered our unique, award-winning barbecue menu,” Powell said. “I can’t wait to share it with baseball fans at spring training in Sarasota.”
“No trip to Oriole Park at Camden Yards is complete without a stop at Boog’s BBQ, and we are delighted to offer the same experience to fans at Ed Smith Stadium,” said Greg Bader, Orioles Vice President, Communications & Marketing. “As an Orioles Community Ambassador, Boog will meet and greet fans on Opening Day and at selected games throughout the spring training season, just as he does at the ballpark in Baltimore.”