Saturday, February 2, 2013
The gentlemen of Robbie's First Base in Timonium share their thoughts on the Super Bowl.
The Davis men seldom agree when it comes to sports. And that's the way we like it. This week, however, they are united in their belief that the Ravens will bring back a Super Bowl trophy to Baltimore. For the uninitiated, Robbie Davis, Sr. and Robbie Davis, Jr. are the stars of Ball Boys, an ABC pawn-style reality show filmed at their memorabilia shop Robbie's First Base in Timonium. Looking around the shop on West Ridgely Road, one could make the argument that the Davis boys could retire on their signed helmets, balls and posters should the Ravens beat San Francisco Sunday. Patch dropped by the stop Friday to chat with Senior and Junior about the game itself, Randy Moss's controversial comments and who they think will be the Super Bowl …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The stars of the reality show "Ball Boys," filmed in Timonium, share their advice for those collecting and hanging onto to No. 52's signature.
It's no surprise the Robbies of Robbie's 1st Base have seen a surge in Ray Lewis memorabilia sales since the star linebacker announced his retirement. The little shop off of Ridgely Road in Timonium has been selling thousands of dollars worth of Ray Lewis's signature. Helmets, photos, footballs—all emblazoned with a future Hall of Famer's signature mean big bucks for the savvy collector. But there are few things to know before investing in a "RL52." Watch the video above to see what the experts have to say. First and foremost, whatever you currently own or pickup from a local memorabilia shop, you should hang on to it for at least five years. Watch the video to find out why. Second, although equally important, collectors should keep track …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The reality show stars and owners of Robbie's First Base in Timonium lament the death of the late Baltimore Ravens owner, who brought football back to Charm City.
It's hard to tell which is more surprising: that Robbie Davis, Sr.—owner of Robbie's First Base—didn't know Art Modell personally, or that he and has son—with whom he stars in the ABC reality show Ball Boys—agreed that the late sports icon was the most influential living NFL team owner of all time. Davis Sr. and his son Robbie Davis, Jr. together own the popular sports memorabilia shop in Timonium that has become the subject of the ABC reality pawn series Ball Boys. Each episode features a different sports icon that Senior has developed a friendship with over the years through his shop and previously owned car dealership. The father and son's loud disagreements on all topics relating to sports have also become a staple of the series. But …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The owners of Robbie’s 1st Base in Lutherville talk about the prospect of a second season amid troublesome ratings.
UPDATE—ABC has decided to air Ball Boys in primetime, 9 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. ORIGINAL—The ABC reality show Ball Boys—filmed right here in Lutherville—looked like it was going to be a homerun, but after only two strong weeks in the ratings, appeared more like a pop fly. “It was so bad they didn’t even release the ratings,” said Robbie Davis, Jr., one of the show’s stars and co-owner of Robbie’s 1st Base. Ball Boys started strong from it’s two-episode premier weekend, but dwindled in an undesirable, unplanned timeslot. “I think from inception it was good,” Robbie Davis, Sr., said. “I think the premise was good and it could work. I think what happened is the NBA didn’t go on strike. So they didn’t promote our show like it would’ve been …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The reality show stars and owners of Robbie's 1st Base share which team they think will come out on top.
It's been awhile since we checked in with resident sports experts Robbie Davis, Sr. and Robbie Davis, Jr.—stars of the ABC reality show Ball Boys and owners of Robbie's 1st Base in Lutherville. I contemplated asking them to share their thoughts about the UEFA EURO 2012 Championship, but when "Senior" started mumbling something about Pele, I thought it best to turn the topic to the NBA Championship. Big shock—Senior and Junior disagree on which team they think will take the trophy this season. Watch the video to find out more, then tell us what you think in the comments section below. ____ Click here to find out what Senior and Junior thought about the first season of Ball Boys.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The stars of the ABC show and owners of Robbie's 1st Base in Lutherville talk about Baltimore's prospects of another under-performing season.
Robbie Davis, Jr. and Robbie Davis, Sr. are diehard baseball fans, making it difficult for them season after season to root for the Baltimore Orioles. Still, their sports memorabilia shop—Robbie's 1st Base in Lutherville—is adorned with jerseys from Orioles greats like Eddie Murray, Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr. Even modern era players like Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis get a place on the shelf. Now that the shop has been thrust into the spotlight by way of the ABC pawn-style reality show Ball Boys, thousands if not millions of fans have tuned into to see the Davis men talk sports and honor sports history. That is why, Patch checked in with "Junior" and "Senior" (their show monikers) to see who they think is to blame for the Orioles…
Saturday, March 24, 2012
What did you think of the show?
UPDATE—A Lutherville business made its nationally televised debut this weekend. Did you watch? What did you think? Tell us in the comments section below. ORIGINAL—The owners and employees from Robbie's 1st Base are currently in New York, hours away from the premiere of Ball Boys on ABC. The show has been compared to a sports-specific Pawn Stars-type reality show. Instead of expert historians verifying the authenticity of wares, professional athletes are flown in to approve their own signatures. Patch has been writing about Robbie 1st Base for weeks, since January. I checked in with Robbie Davis Sr. and Robbie Davis Jr. about where they'd like to see Peyton Manning end up (VIDEO). I also questioned their NCAA tournament brackets (VIDEO). …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Robbie Davis, Sr. and Robbie Davis, Jr., owners of Robbie's 1st Base in Timonium, argue over their tournament picks.
Who do you have going into your "Final Four" bracket? I checked in with resident sports gurus Robbie Davis, Sr. and Robbie Davis, Jr.—owners of Robbie's First Base in Lutherville—to see what they had to say of "March Madness." Davis, Jr. and Davis, Sr., along with a handful of employees are the stars of ABC's upcoming reality show Ball Boys, which features the Lutherville sports memorabilia shop and family-friendly sports disagreements and pro-athlete cameos that go along with it. Ball Boys airs March 24 at 3 p.m. on ABC. You can watch the full trailer here. After watching the video above, which features a glimpse of the colorful banter depicted in the show, have your say in the comments section below. You can also join the Ball Boys…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Who is the best quarterback to ever wear a Colts jersey?
The Indianapolis Colts yesterday announced that the team would be releasing star quarterback Peyton Manning. Team owner Jim Irsay confirmed that they were retiring Manning's No. 18 jersey. Manning, however, vowed he will remain active. He became a free agent Wednesday afternoon. The news got us thinking two things: Where is Manning going to wind up? And, now that his jersey is retired, who is the best quarterback to ever wear the Colts jersey—Manning or good 'ol Johnny Unitas. We realize the sensitivity to this matter, considering the great divide between the Baltimore Colts and the Indianapolis Colts, but it's worth thinking about. With that in mind, we went to Robbie's 1st Base yesterday to ask the experts what they thought of the …
Friday, January 13, 2012
From the production company behind "Pawn Stars" and "American Restoration" comes the new reality show "Ball Boys" featuring the local sports memorabilia shop Robbie's 1st Base.
Robbie Davis Sr., owner of Robbie's 1st Base in Lutherville-Timonium says, "when it comes to sports memorabia we ain't playing around." That's the premise his shop will try to prove in the upcoming reality series Ball Boys, scheduled to air nationally on ABC in March. Read more about Ball Boys here. In the trailer, which was released Friday afternoon on YouTube, we see Davis Sr., who goes by "Senior" in the show, as well as his son Robbie Davis Jr. or "Junior," and shop employees "Sweet Lou" and "Shaggy" haggling for wares from sports history. "If it'll make us cash, we're going to buy it. If it's rare, we're going to find it," Davis Sr. says in the trailer. (Watch the attached video to see the full trailer.) The group travels around…