Tag: Baltimore Orioles

With no start to baseball in sight, Camden Yards workers ask O’s for relief

Oriole Park at Camden Yards during a July 16 game against the Washington Nationals. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

On what should have been Opening Day for Major League Baseball, baseball players are all at home and fans are watching replays of their favorite team’s classic games as part of #OpeningDayAtHome.

Earlier this month, MLB suspended the start of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, joining every major sports league in either delaying or cancelling games and tournaments.

For Orioles fans, that means the absence of a rite of spring and summer: taking in a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards or following along at home on TV or the radio. But for the workers who staff the stadium–pouring beers or selling food–the lack of baseball means a loss of critical wages.

Kids’ Opening Day will double as a birthday party for the Oriole Bird

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While the Orioles home opener on April 4 may be for the baseball nuts and hard-partiers, the first Sunday game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards is for the kids.

The April 7 matinee against the New York Yankees is Kids’ Opening Day and includes a bag lunch to the first 7,500 fans age 14 or younger and a chance for kids ages 4-14 to run the bases after the game.

Now, the game will also double as a birthday party for the Oriole Bird, the team announced.

Orioles add Kevin Brown to broadcasting team, announce other changes

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

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.

Orioles complete overhaul with trades of Gausman and O’Day, Schoop

Jonathan Schoop. Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons.

With the trades of starting pitcher Kevin Gausman and reliever Darren O’Day, and second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette today pushed down on the last detonator in his effort to blow up and reshape the franchise.

All the times Nick Markakis should have made the All-Star Game as an Oriole

Nick Markakis in 2015 in a Braves-Orioles game. Photo by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia Commons.

The MLB All-Star Game rosters were announced last night, and for the first time in his career, former Oriole outfielder Nick Markakis is playing in the Mid-Summer Classic. In fact, he’s starting. Anyone who’s checked out of the baseball season–and honestly, who could blame you given the woeful state of the Orioles–may have missed that Markakis is having a career year in his fourth season with the Atlanta Braves. As of this writing, he has a personal best in batting average (.322) and has hit more home runs (10) at this point than he did all of last year.

Gary Thorne adds to local legend status with observation O’s are ‘within shitting distance’ of opponent

Gary Thorne in 2015. Photo by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia Commons.

Watching the Orioles stumble through the 2018 season has been hard for everyone to watch. Most of us can just tune out for our own sanity, but MASN play-by-play announcer Gary Throne has to watch ’em all, or at least the many, many games he broadcasts.

Injuries keep mounting as Tim Beckham contemplates surgery

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By Rich Dubroff

In a season full of untimely injuries, the Orioles received more troubling news when infielder Tim Beckham’s left groin injury turned out to be more serious than originally thought. He may soon undergo surgery.

Weekend Events Calendar: Saying goodnight to Light City; the Orioles are back in town; Cheers to one year of Sagamore Spirit distillery; and more

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It is shaping up to be another beautiful weekend with temperatures in the 60s and the rain holding off. Take advantage of it by checking out Light City before its lights out or head to an Orioles game. Prefer to stay indoors? Check out some musical acts or grab your wallet for a little shopping spree. Want us to feature your event? Send us an email at [email protected]