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The last T-Shirt Tuesday of 2009

It crept up on us fast, but Tuesday's Cesar Izturis T-Shirt Tuesday is the last T-Shirt Tuesday of the 2009 season. The first 10,000 fans ages 15 and older through the gates at Oriole Park on Tuesday will receive a free Cesar Izturis Orioles shirt upon entering the Yard, so get to the park early to reserve your last free O's shirt of the season.

MASN & O's give fans Maximum Access for $1

MASN has teamed up with the Orioles to bring fans a pretty irresistible offer - $1 O's tickets. You really just can't expect to get into the ballpark for much less than that. For the final month of the season, beginning with the Orioles' September 4 game against the Rangers, fans can purchase MASN Maximum Access upper level tickets for $1 each. These dollar-deal tickets

Have lunch with O's Hall of Famers

This year the O's will honor Orioles Hall of Fame inductees Harold Baines and Julie Wagner during the Orioles Hall of Fame Luncheon scheduled for Friday, August 28 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Baines was the first overall pick in the 1977 amateur free agent draft, but he wouldn't join the Birds until he was already 13 years into his major league career. After signing

Last chance to land T-Shirt Tuesday VIP Experience

With Cesar Izturis T-Shirt Tuesday quickly approaching on September 1, today is your last chance to enter to win the Cesar Izturis T-Shirt Tuesday VIP Experience Sweepstakes. Click here to visit Orioles.com where you'll enter your info for the chance to win four Field Box tickets to the September 1 Orioles game against the Yankees. The winner will also receive four passes to attend batting

Orioles release 2010 Pet Calendar

The Orioles have officially released their 2010 Orioles Pet Calendar, featuring your favorite Orioles pictured with their pets. Most players posed with a dog or two, and the variety of breeds ranges from bull dogs to weimaraners. The Maryland SPCA helped the Orioles, the Orioles wives and OriolesREACH complete the project by providing pets for players who couldn't bring in a four-legged friend of their

Timeline of a minor league trade

It's only been a few weeks since Orioles fans found out George Sherrill would become a Los Angeles Dodger in exchange for third baseman Josh Bell and right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson, the son of former Oriole and current MASN color analyst Dave Johnson. But those weeks have been fast and furious for the young men involved. If you've ever wondered what it would be like

Reacting to the Huff trade

Whether you have a thousand followers or you don't even know what a "Tweet" is, enough people have made Twitter the place to share news, info, and opinions, and the Aubrey Huff trade is no exception. In asking for reactions from Orioles fans, Twitter allowed me to poll opinions from fans well beyond the ballpark, and the following are a few of the responses O's

"State of the Orioles" for season plan holders

This Saturday, August 15, the Orioles will host a special event at Camden Yards for all O's season plan holders. Those loyal fans with season tickets to see the O's this year will be able to enter the ballpark at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday for the "State of the Orioles" address from Orioles manager Dave Trembley and President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhail. To kick

Weekend reminders and other O's notes

Reminder that Brian Bass will be at the Wendy's at 9243 Lakeside Boulevard in Owings Mills from 11:00 a.m. to noon tomorrow (Friday) August 14 to sign autographs and enjoy lunch with fans. A limited number of autographs will be given, so get there early and make sure you have a good place in line! Read more about Brian's appearance Friday by clicking here. Another

Fans enjoy Orioles Q&A's at the ESPN Zone

The ESPN Zone hosted another Orioles Q&A and autograph session today, this time welcoming O's young arm Brad Bergesen. Bergesen appeared to take the afternoon in stride, as his fellow young O's have done during various appearances this season. They seem to be a group of "kids" who have it together, and fans are definitely taking notice. In gauging fans' reactions today, most O's fans

Nick Markakis to be presented with Heart & Hustle Award

Before tonight's game, MASN O's broadcaster and former Oriole Dave Johnson will present Nick Markakis with the Heart and Hustle Award. The Award is voted upon by members of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, who look to honor a player from each team who represents the "intangible values of a true team player and leader" and who "demonstrates a passion for the game

Lunch at Wendy's with O's reliever Brian Bass (Updated)

Right in the middle of the "dog days" of August and the baseball season, Orioles fans have an exciting weekend to look forward to, starting with another Wendy's one-hour Orioles player appearance coming up this Friday. Look for O's reliever Brian Bass at the Wendy's at 9243 Lakeside Boulevard in Owings Mills from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 14. Fans will have

Plenty of promotions during the O's next homestand

July was a quiet and lonely month around Camden Yards. If you'd have asked anyone who worked in the Warehouse, they would have told you it felt like "forever since the team has been home" at just about any point during those 31 days. The Orioles were in town for just nine days that entire month, with the All-Star break punctuating the absence of the

Christina Markakis to promote Right Side Foundation at Camden Yards

You might remember back in March when Nick Markakis and his wife Christina announced the launch of their charitable foundation, The Right Side Foundation, which they explained was dedicated to helping distressed children across the state of Maryland. As the Foundation's first big event, The Right Side Foundation's 5K Run and One-Mile Fun Walk, draws nearer, Christina will be doing her part to promote both

Orioles announce 1989 "Why Not?" O's added to Alumni Autograph Series

The Orioles announced today that several members of the 1989 "Why Not?" O's team will take part in an approaching Alumni Autograph Series on Friday, August 14. The previously unscheduled autograph signing is being held in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the celebrated O's team that created so many unforgettable memories for Orioles fans. Former catcher Mickey Tettleton, outfielder Mike Devereaux and pitchers Dave

Steve Johnson scheduled to start Saturday at Fenway (Updated)

New Oriole Steve Johnson's first outing with the organization was a pretty quick turnaround with an unfortunately quick ending. Johnson didn't join the Baysox until the evening before his first start with the club--without wasting any time, he took the mound during his first full day with Bowie and pitched 4 ½ innings, all in the rain, before the grounds crew pulled out the tarp

OPACY vs Fenway

Looking out over Eutaw Street from the catwalk that connects Aramark to the Club Level of the ballpark this past weekend, I had to shake my head at the sheer smattering of red. "I can fly here, stay in a hotel and get better seats for the same price I can see at game at Fenway," one Red Sox fan told me. Does that make

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