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Orioles Owner Angelos Bids to Buy Rosecroft, Put Slots There

Orioles Owner Angelos Bids to Buy Rosecroft, Put Slots There
Bid comes as Maryland's second casino opens at Ocean Downs

Hanah Cho of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos is bidding to buy a bankrupt horse-racing track in Prince George's County and resurrecting a push to allow slot machines at that facility.

Angelos' proposal came as Maryland's second slots casino opened Tuesday at the Ocean Downs racetrack on the Eastern Shore. Gov. Martin O'Malley, state leaders and Worcester County officials attended the grand opening of the $45 million casino, the latest expansion of Maryland gambling that took many years and rancorous debate to become a reality.

And the debate hasn't ended. While voters approved slots at five locations in 2008, efforts have been underway since then to expand gambling to other sites.

Six Flags America Introduces Buy Now, Pay Later

Order 2011 park season passes for the Holidays, defer payment to March 2011

(Bowie, MD)- November 22, 2010- Six Flags America, Maryland’s premier destination for family-friendly fun, today announced a new way to celebrate the holidays by getting in a summer frame of mind. For the first time, the park will offer a Buy Now, Pay Later program, enabling guests to order 2011 season passes and defer payment on them until March 1, 2011.

Guests may purchase Season Passes for Six Flags America through the Buy Now, Pay Later program through December 31, 2010, exclusively at sixflags.com. Six Flags America season passes are just $54.99 per person, plus tax, when four or more passes are purchased at the same time or $59.99 plus tax when purchased individually.  

National Soccer Championship Comes to Prince George's Community College

For the first time in history, Prince George’s Community College will host the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Women’s Soccer Championship, Thursday, November 4, 2010 through Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the college’s Largo campus.

Eight teams will be competing to be named the best team in the country as they take to the Prince George’s Community College’s newly renovated soccer field. Students will play four games on Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5. Three games will be played on Sunday.

Something Horrible Descends On Bowie

Boxscore News reports the Bowie Baysox and Tulip Gulch Productions announce today that a research project has gone horribly wrong at Prince George's Stadium. The resulting chaos, the Patuxent Research Lab, is a haunted attraction open to thrill-seekers every Friday and Saturday in October, as well as Halloween Sunday. Tulip Gulch Productions produces the longest-running haunted attraction the region, now in its ninth year at Prince George's Stadium and 24th year in Bowie.

The Patuxent Research Lab is rated PG-13 and parental discretion is highly advised. The show features more than 30 live actors along with props and special effects, and takes approximately 20 minutes to walk through. Tickets for the haunted house are $15, and special rates are available of groups of 20 or more. Tickets can be purchased online at www.baysox.com or by calling the Baysox at (301) 805-6000.

County Executive Challenges Mayor of Arlington, TX Prior to Redskins-Cowboys Game

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is offering a friendly challenge to Mayor Robert Cluck of Arlington, Texas to kick off the 2010 Redskins Week activities.  The two will talk via conference call on the field at FedEx Field this morning.

Redskins Week is launched via OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS in Prince George’s County, Md., Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County, Va., as well as Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. 

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York will hold separate press conferences at 10 a.m. at FedExField, 1:30 pm at Powell Elementary School in DC, and at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Leesburg at 6:30 p.m. to announce the official proclamations, and each will issue a friendly wager on the outcome of the game with their counterparts in Texas.

Two Baysox Named All-Stars

The Bowie Baysox and the Eastern League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced that Baysox designated hitter Joel Guzman and second baseman Ryan Adams have been named to the 2010 Eastern League All-Star Team. The team is voted on by Eastern League managers and coaches, sportswriters, radio and television broadcasters and other members of the media.

Guzman leads the league with 29 home runs, is second with 234 total bases and ranks fourth with 83 RBIs. He was named to the Western Division All-Star team earlier this year, but was not able to attend the game. The slugger is batting .271 this season and leads the Baysox in runs scored (80), home runs, RBIs and total bases.

Adams has 41 doubles this season, leading the Eastern League and setting a new franchise record for two-baggers. He is second on the team in runs scored (72), total bases (226), walks (42) and on-base percentage (.370), and third in home runs (12) and RBIs (62).

The Bowie Baysox Host Fan Appreciate Night

Tonight, the Bowie Baysox are returning the love to their fans.

Come out to watch the Baysox play the Richmond squirrels.   Fans get the opportunity to meet Baysox players and coaches from 4:30-5:15pm, win giveaways, participate in raffles, and watch a fireworks show.

The first 500 fans ages 3 to 12 to enter the stadium receive a free cloth Baysox growth chart featuring the team's lovable mascot, Louie. The first 500 fans ages 13 and older receive a black and orange Baysox umbrella.

The event starts at 6pm at the Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20816.