Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Were you in Baltimore celebrating with the Super Bowl champions? Show us.
Help our readers relive the champion celebration by adding your own photos and videos from Tuesday's parade to our Neighborhood Gallery. Were you unable to attend the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl championship celebration? It's OK. You didn't miss much. Just: Attention Instagrammers: Use the hashtag #PatchRavens to show your Purple Pride in our parade gallery. Watch the video above and then tell us what was your favority part of Tuesday's celebration? How about the season? Do you believe in destiny? Show our hometeam some love in the comments section below. Related Content:
Sunday, February 3, 2013
OK not exactly. But local man Rick Ray did log 1,100 miles on a stationary bike at the Maryland Athletic Club this week, raising more than $2,600 for the RL52 Foundation in the process.
Cockeysville man Rick Ray last week honored his favorite Raven Ray Lewis with his own sort of "last ride." Ray rode his bike the distance between Timonium and the Superdome in New Orleans—the site of Super Bowl XLVII—raising thousands for the RL52 Foundation. “And still I have a very hard time sitting down as we speak,” Ray said. And he did it all without leaving the Maryland Athletic Club. “After doing this, the road would’ve been easier. I swear to God. Even with all the elements,” Ray said. A long-time gym member at MAC Timonium, Ray proposed the idea two weeks ago to raise money for Ray Lewis' children's foundation by doing what he does best—working out. “I loved the idea to tie it into Ray Lewis," Ray said. "It’s the Super Bowl. It …
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 …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Take a look back to 2010 when the Baltimore Ravens' All-Pro linebacker was selected as the keynote speaker of Powered be Me!
Intimidating or inspirational? Whether in pads or on the sidelines, Baltimore Ravens icon Ray Lewis has toed the line between both for 17 years in the purple and black, with his tackles doing the talking on the field, and his wisdom speaking in the locker room. As time ticks on his NFL career, multiple news outlets are saying that Lewis is reportedly close to signing a deal with ESPN as a media personality. The details of the deal are sparse and unconfirmed, although his role would likely tap into his passion that has become a thing of legend here in Baltimore. In 2010, Lewis happily obliged an invitation from then named St. Joseph Medical Center to share his wisdom at the annual Powered by Me! conference held at the Crowne Plaza in …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Ravens head to Denver to take on the Broncos in an AFC semifinal game Saturday.
The big question for Ravens fans is, well, now what? What can the Ravens do on the road against Denver this weekend in the AFC semifinal after pulling off an emotional win over the Colts Sunday in Baltimore? A win versus the Broncos would land the team in the AFC title game for a second straight year. But a loss would end the career of Ray Lewis. That's why the team is going to have plenty of emotional drive in this contest also. "We want the Lombardi Trophy," Baltimore defensive back Cary Williams said when speaking with the media after Sunday's game. "There wouldn't be a better way to send Ray out than winning one of those. We are going to go out and assess that team. We haven't seen them in a couple of weeks. It's going to be a great …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Timonium restaurant/bar is offering a host of "52"-themed specials, including a fundraiser for the Ray Lewis 52 Foundation.
It's become old hat here on Patch to post restaurant and bar specials ahead of big games or special holidays. But never—at least in our time—has a bar set aside a day of specials and a fundraiser dedicated to just one player. Kooper's North is marking Sunday as a special tribute day to the one and only Ray Lewis, who announced that this will be his "last ride" with the Baltimore Ravens, earlier this week. "We invite you to celebrate the legacy of the greatest linebacker in the History of Football in his last ride," reads the invitation from Kooper's. "The 10-time All-Pro, 13-time pro-bowl linebacker, Superbowl XXXV MVP and two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is for us the symbol of passion, hard work and generosity." Write a …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The longtime Baltimore Raven is expected to join the network’s Monday Night Countdown program.
Ray Lewis won’t be out of work for long once this football season ends. According to a report from SI.com, Lewis is expected to sign a multi-year contract with sports network ESPN and will have “a significant role” on the station’s Monday Night Countdown program. Lewis, who was drafted by the Ravens in their first draft after the franchise relocated from Cleveland, announced his impending retirement Wednesday following this year’s playoffs. Lewis, a middle linebacker, has been the heart and soul of the franchise for 17 seasons, and helped lead the team to its only Super Bowl title in 2000. The Ravens will take on the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise that broke the city’s heart when it moved in 1984, at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Patch highlights Ray Lewis' comments about his retirement, and quotes from Ray Rice, Terrell Suggs, Ozzie Newsome and Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Here are some comments from today's announcement that Ray Lewis will retire at season's end: “I talked to my team today; I talked to them about life, life in general, and everything that starts has an end. It’s just life. And for me, today I told my team that this would be my last ride. And I told them I was just at so much peace in where I am with my decision because of everything that I’ve done in this league. I’ve done it, I’ve done it, man. There’s no accolade that I don’t have individually. But, I’ve never played the game for individual stats. I’ve only played the game to make my team be a better team. And now, God is calling. God is calling in so many of the areas of life. And my children, my children have made the ultimate sacrifice…
After 17 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the middle linebacker is hanging up his cleats after the team's postseason run.
Here is some of the online reaction after Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the team's postseason run. Check out Patch photos of Lewis in the community.