BALTIMORE – One of the most popular men around the Orioles is Rick Dempsey. The 1983 World Series MVP has parlayed his long career with the team into a long-running broadcasting career, and for the last three years, he’s invested in a brew pub in the warehouse that bears his name.
During Saturday’s mayhem, a window at the front entrance to his restaurant was smashed. A day later, Dempsey, in the midst of his preparation for Sunday’s pregame telecast, joked about the incident.
“It’s just one of those kind of things that happened. I’m not too upset about it, really. A lot more damage could have been done. We got away with a cracked window. Somebody kicked the door and cracked the window. I guess it was a little bit scary for the people that were in there at the time,” Dempsey said.
“Overall, you kind of understand. Everybody’s all fired up and it just happened to be in our area, so, cracked window, we got away with that. I’m happy it wasn’t worse than that and that nobody got hurt.”
Dempsey said he learned of the incident during the game and left to survey.
“I walked through the restaurant, and it wasn’t all that bad. The window’s got to be replaced, but outside of that there was nothing,” Dempsey said.