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