Friday, March 29, 2013
Fans can warm up for Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards starting Saturday.
Spring training is wrapping up. Now fans will get a chance to get warmed up for the Orioles home opener. The Orioles will host a five-stop caravan of sorts in the week leading up to the April 5 home opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Read more about the "Operation Orange" here. » Love the Orioles or maybe you like writing about baseball in general? Share your blog or your thoughts with Patch's readership. The tour kicks off Saturday in Anne Arundel County. Here are the stops: The Orioles open the 2013 season Tuesday afternoon at Tampa Bay. After three games with the Rays, the Orioles return home Friday for a three-game homestand with Minnesota. Opening Day in Baltimore is set for 3:05 p.m. on Friday. The team is also holding a …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The NFL would like the Ravens to open their season at home on Sept. 5, but the O’s already have a game scheduled.
Traditionally the Super Bowl champions get to play at home on the opening night of the season, but a scheduling conflict with the Orioles may make that impossible for the Ravens. The NFL would like to schedule the Ravens to open at home on Sept. 5, but the Orioles already have a home game with the Chicago White Sox. Moving the Ravens game back a day is not an option because of Rosh Hashanah. Vote in our poll and tell us how you'd handle it. Have a better idea? Share it with a comment below.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Zach Clark got the win for the Orioles in their spring training opener on Saturday.
Former UMBC pitcher Zach Clark got off to a good start with the Orioles in spring training Saturday when he earned the win in the team's first exhbition game. Clark threw a scoreless top of the eighth inning, and the game was tied 3-3 when Trayvon Robinson hit a game-winning two-run homer for Baltimore in the bottom half. That made Clark the pitcher of record, and he got the win when the Orioles held on for the 5-3 victory over the Twins. The Orioles used nine different pitchers in the game as manager Buck Showalter took a look at several players. Clark finally made the 40-man roster last fall, and it will be interesting to see what kind of a look he gets from the team. Clark graduated from UMBC in 2006 and signed with the Orioles as an …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Share your reaction to Earl Weaver's legacy in the comments.
Earl Weaver's sudden death at 82 years old has rocked the Baltimore area and baseball aficionados nationwide. Weaver died around 2 a.m. Saturday while on board an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. His wife, Marianna, was at his side when he succumbed to a heart attack, the New York Daily News reported. The news broke while many fans were headed to the Orioles' annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center, across the street from Camden Yards. Weaver's career and what he meant to Baltimore was on the lips of many fans and players. Weaver's No. 4 hung above the discussion panel stage, and his jersey was posted on the left side of the stage. Weaver's Baltimore Sun obituary described the Hall of Famer as a "cantankerous baseball …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Brandon Davis and his mom, Edye Stewart, were at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Monday.
Brandon Davis decided he could do without some of his musical equipment. What he couldn't do without: experiencing an Orioles playoff game. So the Anne Arundel County native—a 2002 South River High School grad—hocked some of his personal items from his Miami residence in order to catch a flight and land a ticket to see the Orioles play in Game 2 of the American League Division Series Monday in Baltimore. Davis, 29, and his mother, Edye Stewart, sat about 10 rows off the field along the right field line as the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 3-2. See the video for more from Stewart and Davis. Davis is retired from the military. Monday was his first game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards since the 1997 season. The Orioles carried a similar …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Legendary shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. said the Baltimore Orioles have developed new confidence.
The last time the Baltimore Orioles made the playoffs, Cal Ripken Jr. was still playing for the team. It was 1997. On Friday at the Perry Hall Giant, after accepting a donation toward his charity, Ripken reflected on the team's new found confidence and the influence of manager Buck Showalter. "This new form of Orioles magic—it's built on strong solid pitching and miraculous late-inning comebacks ... the bullpen is excellent and they believe in themselves," Ripken said. "We all bear the burden of feeling like it's been a long time since we've had a winning season, but this particular group of players is looking at it from this point in time. It's not like any of the other seasons," he added. What do you think has made the biggest difference…
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Orioles remain in the playoff hunt—how do you think the Birds will finish?
Hundreds of Orioles fans will see two baseball games Monday for just $4. That's a tremendous deal. Actually, they may be able to do even better this week. How's a playoff-caliber atmosphere sound at a reasonable price of $0? Yes, in the final homestand of the 2012 season in a city where a team can lock in on a playoff spot, fans can see free baseball. And no, we're not talking about the bonus baseball these Orioles seem to enjoy playing after nine innings are complete. Check it out. The Orioles offer a deal for a free ticket to all fans as a birthday gift. You don't have to take it on your birthday. You don't even have to take it on your birthday month. You can take it in September. Shows how unexpected this playoff run was, huh? Read all …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Orioles remain in the playoff hunt—how do you think the Birds will finish?
The Orioles can’t seem to do wrong this September. No, I’m not talking about Buck Showalter’s magic with the lineup card or the bullpen—though they should just give him the manager of the year award with some of the Houdini-like maneuvers he’s made in 2012. I’m talking about the organization as a whole. Chime in! Start your own Local Voices column on the O's today! After years of appearing completely disconnected from their quickly-unplugging fan base, the Orioles seem to be making all the right moves as they near the end of an exciting season. A few things I’ve noticed from observing the team’s actions and being at the ballpark in recent weeks. That’s just three ways the Orioles have done exceedingly well surrounding this talented club …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Orioles are contending for a playoff spot and they've reduced ticket prices again.
The Orioles are playing like it's 1997. Ticket prices look more like 1992. As the Orioles contend for their first playoff berth in 15 years, they announced Thursday they will continue a promotion that leaves tickets for select sections priced at 1992 values. "Due to an overwhelming response and positive fan feedback," according to a news release, the Orioles will resume the cheap seats for the Sept. 24-26 series against Toronto. Added bonus: the series includes a single-admission double-header on Sept. 24. Eutaw Street Bleacher seats—regularly $19—are marked down to $4, while Left Field Lower Box seats—usually $32—cost just $8. Fans who already purchased seats in those areas will receive a refund to make up for the difference in value. The…
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Orioles open 2012 with their third public address announcer since 1974.
Ryan Wagner watched the first round of the Masters golf tournament from his computer Thursday afternoon, briefly interjecting cheers for Tiger Woods during a phone call. "Come on, Tiger!," Wagner yelled occasionally. In many ways, his actions on the eve of his first day at a new job are indicative of the reasons why he landed the gig—his passion for sports and his effervescent personality. Opening Day is here in Baltimore, and when 3:05 p.m. rolls around, it will mean more to Wagner than an Orioles game against Minnesota (TV: MASN, WJZ; Radio: 1090 AM). Wagner—a Baltimore native and a 2003 graduate of Edgewood High School—is the new voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a job he earned ahead of a group of hundreds of hopefuls during a …