Wrestling at Ripken Stadium: A running diary from our summer interns

Ripken Stadium — home of the Aberdeen IronBirds — was transformed into a wrestling arena Sunday night for the latest stop on TNA's Impact World Tour. In case you missed it, three dedicated and talented Baltimore Sun summer interns were there to provide a running, retroactive commentary of the event.

Here's the account from Aaron Dodson, Cody Goodwin and Trevor Hass, with time noted on each post:


Aaron 5:22   A Jay Z song is playing that I can't remember the name of for some reason. Cody tries to Shazam it, but nothing comes up. 38 minutes until SHOWTIME!


Trevor 5:23   What is an IronBird?


Cody 5:24   We’re almost 30 minutes away from go time, and there’s literally 63 people here in attendance so far.


Aaron 5:28   There's an old guy ringside with long Michael Bolton-esque hair and a shiny gold wrestling belt. Two questions: How long has he been growing his hair? And where did he get that belt?


Trevor 5:29   They have tampons and napkins in the press box bathroom for 25 cents apiece. Not sure I’ve ever seen napkins sold in a bathroom before.


Aaron 5:31  Here comes the family of tge guy who looks like Michael Bolton. They have belts, too.


Trevor 5:32  I wonder if Cal Ripken Jr. is in attendance. Probably.


Aaron 5:38   Our ringside seats are next to (fake) Michael Bolton and his family.


Aaron 5:49   First Hulk Hogan paraphernalia spotted. A Hulk Hogan bandana with matching Hulkmania shades and Hulk Hogan t-shirt. #uberswaggy