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 Vice Chairman of Community Projects and Public Affairs for the O's).
Following the front office are pages for the manager, coaches and major league players, stats for some of the O's minor leaguers, broadcaster bios, pages for OriolesREACH and history and info about Camden Yards, and an A to Z fan guide to the ballpark.
The player pages feature full-page photos, stats, and some of the fun Q&A's you've seen here in the Orioles Buzz before.
Below are a few interesting, funny and/or surprising Q&A answers you'll find in the Yearbook:
Matt Albers: I wouldn't ___root for the Yankees___ for any amount of money.
What would you be doing if you weren't playing baseball?
Brad Bergesen: Go to school for Theology
Jim Johnson: A firefighter or a carpenter
Adam Jones: In college, majoring in public relations
Nick Markakis: Military Task Force
What was your best Halloween costume?
Melvin Mora: Miguel Tejada
Nolan Reimold: A Ninja Turtle
What TV show are you embarrassed to admit you love?
David Hernandez: The Hills
Dennis Sarfate: The Real Housewives of Orange County
Chris Waters: Desperate Housewives
What is your hidden talent?
Aubrey Huff: Painting and drawing
Luke Scott: Cooking
Cesar Izturis: Who is your best friend on an opposing team? - My brother, Maicer Izturis (Los Angeles Angels)
Matt Wieters: What is the best concert you have ever been to? - Hootie and the Blowfish