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FRIDAY

Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos gripes that shipping the Montreal Expos to the D.C. area would wreak havoc on his club’s bottom line. And he probably hasn’t won over many here with the implication that D.C. baseball fans should, as a matter of course, trek all the way to Baltimore every time we’re jonesin’ to hear a bat crack. But remember: Camden Yards has already been built. It’s a bricks-and-mortar reality, not some artist’s rendering that needs a nine-figure public-funding scheme to get past first base (something D.C. and Virginia officials are offering to provide for stadium proposals here). If you love baseball but adamantly oppose public money for stadiums, look upon Angelos as an ally of convenience. And as you add a few hours to your baseball outing, budget more gas money, and fight for a parking spot in Baltimore, just repeat those words every die-hard Boston Red Sox fan invokes when the Yankees’ World Series opponent takes the field: “My enemy’s enemy…” The Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore. $8-$45. (202) 432-7328. (Joe Dempsey)