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Due to a newly passed ban on gifts to members of Congress, lawmakers and staff members who want to go see the Orioles at Camden Yards this season will probably have to pay their own way, according to the Baltimore SUN. American Trucking Association Chief Lobbyist Timothy Lynch: "We're all wearing black armbands." Karen Hosler writes that in the past, the "choicest sections" of Camden Yards were said to "bear a striking resemblance to Washington's K Street corridor," as one-third of the Orioles 27,500 season-ticket base is from DC. But with a $50 limit on meals and gifts for senators and staff, and a total ban on such favors in the House, "freebies along the first base line are likely to be a thing of the past." Lobbyists are already said to be searching for loopholes (Baltimore SUN, 2/16).