No bells or whistles — or the cacophony of slot machines — were needed to create an air of excitement in a ballroom at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. The two chairs on a small stage at one end of the room were enough. That's where two former Baltimore Orioles — and Hall of Famers — were seated for an hourlong chat about their experiences during the $200-a-ticket "An Evening with Jim Palmer and ," benefiting the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation.
"This is great, great fun. … You get to sit around and get their perspective," said John Moag, the foundation's board chairman. "It's a blast."
"Growing up in Baltimore, this is the place to be tonight," said George Holback, Cho Benn Holback + Associates|Architects principal.
Audience members weren't alone in their enthusiasm.
"Just to be here and be a part of this is wonderful," said Robinson, as he surveyed the room.
"I'm very proud of my husband, of course," she said. "It's an honor. I'm just sorry that he's not here to be part of it."