Monday, May 14, 2012
4,000 for Lunch? Right This Way!
"Parties on six and eight," he puffed. "Four suite groups and an evening reception in the Bullpen Picnic."
In catering parlence that means all hands on deck and a lot of scurrying; for facilities folks at Camden Yards it's just another day at the office.
With the 4,000 strong came their fleet of buses, which also had to be accommodated. And the country-western band giving a concert performance on Williams Plaza.
36 buses were threaded onto Camden Street, the buffet was staged on the wide sidewalk near Russell Street, and the Mids ate . . . everywhere.
When they finished eating and cleaning up, the Mids assembled into companies for their march to the stadium. A truly impressive sight, particularly since there wasn't a speck of barbeque sauce anywhere on those immaculate white uniforms.
We don't know if they'll be dining with us again or not, but I hope so.
There is nothing more gratifying to a mother's heart than a group of polite youngsters who call you "Ma'am" and clean up behind themselves.