O’s to play 16 games at newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota The Orioles will play their first of 16 home spring training games in 2011 at the newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on Tuesday, March 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays. 2011 marks the second consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the first in the newly renovated ballpark.
The Washington Nationals today announced that field manager Jim Riggleman will return in 2011. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In 2010 under Riggleman, the Nationals increased their win total from 59 to 69. Washington’s 10-game improvement tied for the fourth-best in MLB this season and trailed only San Diego (+15), Cincinnati (+13) and Tampa Bay
Rizzo signs five-year extension, will continue to revamp roster that by season’s end contained only 10 players remaining from Opening Day 2009. The Washington Nationals today announced that Mike Rizzo has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager and signed a new five-year contract. Managing Principal Owner Theodore N. Lerner made the announcement. “Mike Rizzo is unquestionably one of the
Gary Thorne, the play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles on MASN, will also provide play-by-play for Major League Baseball’s international broadcasts of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and World Series this fall. Beginning on Friday, Thorne will team up with Cy Young Award-winner Rick Sutcliffe to bring October baseball to fans in 219 countries and territories, as well as to the more than one
The Nationals and Orioles saw dramatic audience growth in the 2010 baseball season in both Washington and Baltimore, as well as across MASN’s seven-state television territory, according to year-over-year Nielsen television ratings. More than 21 million households watched the Orioles and Nationals on MASN in 2010. Nationals The biggest ratings growth occurred in Washington, D.C. where the Nationals doubled their television audience, growing to a
The Orioles today announced that Luke Scott has been voted winner of the 2010 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Entering tonight’s game Scott, 32, was 6th in the American League
The Orioles will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Weekend during their last homestand of the 2010 season when they host the Detroit Tigers for four games, today through Sunday, October 3. The club has planned events throughout the weekend to give back to their fans. * Each game of the series, nine fans will be randomly selected to take the field and stand with an