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OriolesREACH is busy this week

During this Orioles-Red Sox series, OriolesREACH is hosting groups of underprivileged kids at Camden Yards as part of the Gameday Experience Program. On top of that, OriolesREACH, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Taylor Hooton Foundation hosted groups of local young athletes at Oriole Park today for the 2009 National Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) Campaign. From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30

Orioles wives hold silent auction to kick off Red Sox series

They weren't drafted by the Orioles or acquired in a trade from another team. They weren't signed as free agents. They don't wear uniforms or play second base or bat leadoff or cleanup. They don't occupy a spot on the 25-man. In fact, they aren't men at all. But they are connected with the Orioles and they do often have an impact on the city

O's reach out to underprivileged youth

Each season, OriolesREACH hosts thousands of underprivileged youth as part of the Gameday Experience Program. Groups of kids who likely wouldn't get to take in a game at Camden Yards on their own are brought to the ballpark and treated to a game of O's baseball and some fun giveaways--and the best part is that these kids are able to come here and participate thanks

Around the O's

In case you haven't been able to catch up with the last week's worth of O's news beyond the win-loss column, here's a collection of links to fun articles and/or videos relating to the Orioles from the last few days. ESPN noticed Nick's balancing talents You might have seen Nick Markakis balance a chair on his chin in his biweekly video journal with the Baltimore

This weekend in Birdland

If your weekend is still wide open and you were hoping to fill it with O's events, you're in luck. This weekend is packed with promos and player appearances scattered from the Yard to the Harbor to Hunt Valley and more. Promos at Oriole Park Friday, June 26 - O's vs. Nats - Fireworks Night at Camden Yards features a free fireworks display for all

Battle of the Birds comes to Baltimore

This Friday when the Birds come home to Baltimore to take on their local baseball counterparts, the Washington Nationals, their matchup won't be the only one taking place in Charm City. The Oriole Bird and the Nats' eagle mascot, Screech, will compete once again in the ESPN Zone's second annual Battle of the Birds. The birds first met in DC this year when the

Following the O's from Philly

What a game to have traveled to Philadelphia to see. Saturday night's win against the Phillies made for an exciting night, and it was nice to find that I didn't have to enjoy it alone. O's fans came out in respectable numbers to support the Birds at Citizens Bank Park this weekend, and the evidence was visible throughout the City of Brotherly Love during the

In case you're interested in the atmosphere in Philly this weekend...

You'll likely either really like this post or you'll hate it. That will all depend on how you feel about Twitter. If you hate it, pretend this post doesn't exist, enjoy watching the Orioles on MASN HD against the Phillies, and have a great weekend. If you're a Twittermaniac--and I'm by no means declaring myself to be, but it's nice to keep in touch with

Reimold's easy to root for

When he's sitting down, you don't really notice that Nolan Reimold is a towering 6'4'' and a not-so-lanky 205 pounds. His casual jeans and unassuming gray polo matched his easy demeanor as he worked his way through his first major community appearance at the ESPN Zone this afternoon the way he might work a 3-2 count--on his toes but with a confident eye. With the

Lunch with O's rookie Nolan Reimold

Before long I'll be heading to the ESPN Zone in Baltimore's inner harbor to check out Nolan Reimold's Q&A session scheduled for noon and spanning an hour over lunchtime to 1:00 p.m. Reimold will take part in an interactive Q&A session with fans led by O's Radio Network broadcaster Joe Angel. Afterward, he'll sign autographs, pose for photos and talk with fans. If you've never

Behind the scenes of the Bobblehead giveaway

It's finally here. Adam Jones Bobblehead Night. You're excited. You're ready to get here early - or at least you were before the sky opened up into a downpour in downtown Baltimore. And a few of you have even said you know right where you'll put yours. But what goes into a bobblehead night at Camden Yards? - A good bit of time, consideration, photos,

What's your address in Birdland?

The Orioles have announced a new ticket offer scheduled to start next month on July 12. Now no matter where you're from, O's fans will have the chance to say they reside at 2110 Eutaw Street, at least during Orioles games, by purchasing tickets in the Eutaw Street bleacher section, which will be dedicated to a pair of young O's who hold a lot of

All over the O's

If you just can't get enough of the O's at spring training, FanFest, 63 games at The Yard, 162 total regular season games, player appearances, Q&A's and video here on MASNsports.com...how about the O's minor leagues? Here's a heads up that MASNsports.com's Orioles beat writer Steve Melewski will be bringing you some exciting minor league coverage from around the farm system over the next week

Adam Jones Bobblehead Night

Bobblehead nights at Oriole Park usually tend to do two things: 1. Get lots of fans to come out to the Yard to support the Birds 2. Cause more than half of those fans to utter the phrase: "How come bobbleheads never really look like the person they're supposed to be?" It's true, few bobbleheads bear an exact likeness to their namesake, and we do

More O's Promos

Friday, June 12: Orioles Floppy Hat Day The First 25,000 fans (21 and older, as this promo is sponsored by Miller Lite) will receive an Orioles Floppy Hat giveaway. From the picture on the website, it also appears as though the hat is reversible, in case you want to wear your floppy hat often enough that you'd want to switch things up. Was anyone finding

Covering the Bases with Matt Wieters

Each Thursday, MASN airs a new "Covering the Bases" segment with a different Oriole during that night's game. Throughout the game, fans get to peek inside the childhoods, early baseball days, and adolescent years of their favorite Birds courtesy of baby photos, stories from coaches and anecdotes from family members and friends. Tonight, MASN is Covering the Bases with still new Oriole catcher Matt Wieters.

O, Would you look at that...

Not long before Nolan Reimold hit his seventh homer with the Birds Tuesday night, we noticed the sky above Oriole Park's stadium walls was a brilliant orange. "A good sign?" one of our multimedia producers asked. "Must mean the O's are going to win." As our jokes about the "good omen" faded into the sounds of the crowd five stories below our windows, BAM, Reimold

Where are the O's 1st-round picks now?

It's no secret that the Orioles' plan for the future is to acquire young talent and develop them in the team's farm system. O's fans are seeing the fruits of that labor in players like... Nolan Reimold (2nd round in 2005) David Hernandez (16th round in 2005) Brad Bergesen (4th round in 2004) Nick Markakis (1st round in 2003) Chris Ray (3rd round in 2003)

O's Promos

T-Shirt Tuesday Don't miss Melvin Mora T-Shirt Tuesday tomorrow night at Camden Yards. The first 10,000 fans (15 and older) to arrive at Oriole Park on Tuesday, June 9 will receive a free orange Melvin Mora O's shirt. Tuesday is also Ollie's Bargain Night, which features upper reserve tickets for the basement price of just $8. Orioles Rookie Flex Pack The O's are also

Lunch with Adam Jones

Get your Adam Jones baseball cards, T-shirts, photos, and baseballs ready for an autograph, as the Orioles centerfielder will be the first Bird to participate in an O's autograph series brought to fans by Wendy's. The young slugger will be at the Wendy's on West Nursery Road in Linthicum, Maryland (1589 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090), signing autographs and posing for photos with fans

O's yearbooks are available now

The 2009 Orioles Yearbook is out already this season, and this year's is a good one. The gray "Baltimore" road jersey is pictured on the cover in front of the classic O's brick backdrop. Inside you'll find bios for the various members of the Orioles ownership and front office (Here's a fun fact you may or may not know: author Tom Clancy is actually the

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