Jim Lee Pitches to Open Baltimore Comic-Con
This coming weekend the Baltimore Comic-Con kicks things off in a unique manner as Jim Lee will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles game at 7:05 p.m. Lee, a baseball fan, will toss the pitch to start the con and the Orioles-Toronto Blue Jays matchup at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
"We know how well he can draw Batman — let’s see if he can throw a strike," promoter Marc Nathan said.
Lee will sign autographs, promoting the con, located across the street at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Fans for the convention can witness this themselves, as the Orioles are offering a discounted group rate for visitors coming into town for the Baltimore Comic-Con. Tickets begin as low at $8 for both Friday and Saturday nights’ games. Those who wish to see the artist deliver that first pitch should be in their seats 20 minutes ahead of time, at 6:45 p.m.
"The Orioles recognize how many people come to our event downtown," continued Nathan, "and they wanted to enhance everyone’s experience. All you have to do is mention that you are with the Baltimore Comic-Con group, and the discounts will apply. They have also made an easy-to-fill-out form to help chose which kind of seat you prefer."
Please go to Gate "H", the Orioles Main Box Office, to present your completed form. See our website for more details about the event and the show, and for copies of the form – http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/.
There will be fireworks at the end of Friday’s game to celebrate the weekend.
The Orioles, who are partly owned by Diamond Comics’ Steve Geppi, have had another dreadful season, with a record of 67-88 as of last night’s game. They occupy the American League East’s basement, 26 games away from first place. Their weekend opponents, the Blue Jays, are 15.5 games better off than the O’s.