Rookie Day.

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The new players weren’t the only rookies present at the Baltimore Ravens mini-camp today.

I was also a rookie, as this was my first time covering the purple and black. I was sent to shoot a press conference with Head Coach John Harbaugh after morning practice at the Ravens’ training facility in Owings Mills, Maryland, commonly known as “The Castle.”

From what I’ve been told, there wasn’t much going on today because it was “just the rookies.” For me, however, everything was new.

After working for the Baltimore Orioles last year, I’ve gotten a unique perspective on how professional sports organizations operate. It was interesting to note the differences in how the two clubs are organized. At the same time, I picked up on certain aspects that were nearly identical.

Mainly, it was unbelievable to see how much bigger these rookies were then most of the professional baseball players I’ve been around. Football players may look big on television, but after shooting some interviews in the locker room today, I was taken aback by how much bigger they are in real life.

That’s the nature of the game, I suppose.

These were the highlights from Harbaugh’s press conference. Check back tomorrow for a locker room interview with rookie tight end, Ed Dickson.

Many thanks to Leeann Adams for storming the castle with me, showing me around, and sharing her video expertise.