For ex-O’s catcher Lenny Webster, No. 42 “means one thing and one man only”

April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, and the last member of the Orioles to regularly don No. 42 couldn’t be prouder to see every player in the big leagues wearing the jersey number of the man who broke the color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Former O’s catcher Lenny Webster is now 54 and living Orlando. He played for ... read more

Puerto Rican youths revel in donations from Cardboard to Leather collection

Remember last July when the Oriole Advocates collected new and gently used baseball and softball equipment at Camden Yards as part of their Cardboard to Leather campaign? Well, the bats, balls, gloves, jerseys and other gear collected has been given a second life in Puerto Rico, where kids who otherwise wouldn’t get such equipment are now wearing and using it in games. Back in November, ... read more

O’s groundskeeper Sherry gives greening tips on “Rachael Ray”

We all know what Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry does with the field at Camden Yards is downright masterful. Now the whole nation knows - and is well-armed with some tips to make their own yards a little greener. Sherry was a guest on “Rachael Ray” earlier today and used her appearance on the syndicated program to dispense some helpful tips on lawn care. Think ... read more

“Kids Cheer Free” again at Camden Yards this year

Baseball is, at heart, a kids’ game. And nowhere is that more true than at Camden Yards. The Orioles announced today that their “Kids Cheer Free” program will be in force again this year, allowing every adult with a regularly priced ticket for a seat in the upper deck to bring one or two children age 9 or younger into the ballpark at no extra ... read more

Ed Smith Stadium transforms to Nashville for a weekend

Eleven-time No. 1 singer/songwriter and Grammy-nominated country music star Cole Swindell performed in the outfield at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., as part of the weekend-long “Athletes & Artists Play for Kids” event in support of arts education and girls’ empowerment. A portion of the proceeds from the events of March 1-3 helped fund the establishment of the new Orioles Charitable Foundation Music ... read more

Orioles’ economic impact on Sarasota exceeds $360 million since 2015

When the Orioles moved their spring training facilities to Sarasota, Fla., in 2010, officials pointed to the positive effect the franchise would bring to the economy of the Gulf Coast community. It turns out that the annual impact is much greater than anticipated. According Sarasota County’s analysis of data it has been collecting since 2015, the Orioles have generated more than $360 million in cumulative ... read more

O’s help middle schoolers get fit

Youngsters who dream of a big league career are getting a little taste of what it takes, with the help of the Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge and today’s visit from some O’s stars to a middle school in the club’s spring home of Sarasota, Fla. Orioles Hall of Famer Brian Roberts and current Orioles Mychal Givens, Trey Mancini and Mike Wright Jr. - along ... read more

Powell bringing iconic Boog’s BBQ to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota

For years, I’ve spent the offseason staring at the canopy that houses Boog’s BBQ at Camden Yards during the regular season and wondered how good it would be to chow down on a pit beef sandwich (medium well, with barbecue sauce and horseradish, of course) to ward off the winter chill. But the emptiness beneath the canopy on Eutaw Street usually tells me that there ... read more