Orioles

For second straight year at Camden Yards, kids can come watch for free

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Photo courtesy of the Orioles

Opening Day is merely days away, and with a new GM at the helm, it feels like the only way for the Orioles is up. With that in mind, the franchise announced today that it’s bringing back one of its most popular promotions ever, letting parents bring the kids along to ballgames free of charge.

Orioles add Kevin Brown to broadcasting team, announce other changes

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Kevin Brown. Image via Twitter.

After waving bye-bye to radio play-by-play man Joe Angel, Orioles fans will hear Kevin Brown call 50 games on the Orioles Radio Network this year. No, not Kevin Brown the pitcher (who made a brief stopover in Baltimore in 1995), and no, not the Kevin Brown who co-owns the Station North Arts Cafe.

It’s the Kevin Brown who does commentary for ESPN’s coverage of high school football, college football, college basketball and college hockey, and has served as lead broadcaster for the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

O’s to honor Frank Robinson with tributes, charitable donations

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Image courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles.

Orioles legend Frank Robinson, who died earlier this month of bone cancer, will be honored with a public celebration of his barrier-breaking life and donations to museums dedicated to civil rights and African-American culture, the team announced today.

Players, now participating in workouts in Sarasota, Florida, will have a commemorative patch with Robinson’s number 20 on the sleeve of their jerseys for all spring training and regular season games.

Frank Robinson, former Orioles legend, dies at 83

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By Jeff Seidel

Frank Robinson, who pushed the Orioles over the top and later became baseball’s first African-American manager, has reportedly died of bone cancer. He was 83.

Mike Elias ready to put stamp on Orioles as new GM

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By Todd Karpovich

Mike Elias wore a bright orange tie to his introductory news conference as the new general manager of the Baltimore Orioles.

That color could represent his past success with the Houston Astros and future optimism in Baltimore.

Reports: Orioles zeroing in on Mike Elias as next GM

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By Luke Jackson

The Baltimore Orioles are poised to hire Houston Astros assistant general manager as their next general manager, as first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Houston Chronicle confirmed Nightengale’s report.

Charming 1836 farmhouse in Lutherville asks $750K: 1.9 acres with barn

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Hot House:¬†“Henry’s Delight,” 2615 Pot Spring Road, Lutherville, MD 21093

Fieldstone farmhouse, circa 1836, with frame addition, circa 1905, completely restored. Four/five bedrooms, 2.5 baths over two and a half stories and 3,585 square feet. Entry foyer, living room, dining room, open-plan eat-in kitchen and family room, master suite with double walk-in closets, glass shower and den/dressing room. Three further bedrooms, office, three fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Central AC, attic, unfinished basement. Large wooded barn with hayloft, converted to four-car garage and workroom. Landscaped 1.9-acre lot: $749,900

A defense of Dan Duquette

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Dan Duquette in 2015. Photo by Keith Allison.

There likely won’t be any front-page farewell tributes to Dan Duquette, the former executive vice president of operations who the Orioles yesterday announced would not be returning.

Unlike former manager Buck Showalter, whose contract was also not renewed, Duquette never had clever turns of phrase or outwardly embraced the city in a way fans could appreciate, remembrances¬†mentioned in The Sun‘s story weighing fans’ reactions to the skipper’s departure. Duquette was the strait-laced baseball man, and in interviews, he seemed as careful about what he didn’t say as much as what he did, sometimes making him come off as affectless.

Reports: Buck Showalter Won’t Be Back With Orioles

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By Luke Jackson

Buck Showalter, who managed the Baltimore Orioles from 2010-2018, will not be back with the team in 2019, according to multiple reports.

The news was first reported by MASN’s Roch Kubatko and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Adam Jones, in maybe one of his last acts as an Oriole, and wife Audie donate $75K to local charities

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Adam Jones, center, at his 2013 #StayHungry tailgate. Image via Adam Jones’ Twitter.

As this bitterly awful Orioles season winds to a close, it comes with the realization the city of Baltimore may be seeing the last days of center fielder Adam Jones in black and orange.

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