Watch out - Baltimore is taking over network television! Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration...but Baltimore is definitely making its mark. ABC's new reality TV series Ball Boys features Baltimore's own Robbie's First Base, a sports memorabilia shop located in Timonium. From the producers of Pawn Stars, Ball Boys reveals the negotiation process behind buying and selling one-of-a-kind sports merchandise.
Robbie's First Base, located on Ridgely Road across from the Yorkridge Shopping Center, has been in business for over 20 years. When you walk into Robbie's you are greeted by a cast of characters: owners Robbie Davis Sr. and Robbie Davis Jr., as well as workers Lou "Sweet Lou" Brown and Robbie "Shaggy" Reier. According to a recent article in the Baltimore Sun, a voice-over during the opening of the show states, "This place is like a sports club. It's not unusual to see a baseball player or football player here."
The show, Ball Boys, is locally sponsored by 1st Mariner Bank, and it will premier with two 30-minute episodes this Saturday, March 24th, at 3:00 p.m. on the ABC Television Network. Watch the trailer below for a sneak peak and check out the Robbie's First Base Facebook page!
In the spirit of local sports memorabilia, 1st Mariner Bank has teamed up with WMAR-TV ABC2 News to give away an autographed Joe Flacco jersey to one lucky fan... all you have to do is be a fan of us too!
Visit either 1st Mariner Bank's Facebook page or ABC2's Facebook page to enter. Click on the "Contests" tab on either page and follow the instructions to submit your entry.
Pictured below are the locations of the contest page on 1st Mariner Bank's Facebook page and ABC2's Facebook page. Good luck!