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July's 'Where in the Yard?' Winner

I had an idea who this month's winner might be before I even finished tallying up the points. He was so often first to the table and flush with bonus trivia, with a photo or two posted to the MASNsports.com Facebook page thrown in there as well. During the month of July, Chris in Baltimore racked up four points for a correct answer every week

Getting to know Buck Showalter

Full Name: William Nathaniel Showalter Birthdate: May 23, 1956 Birthplace: DeFuniak Springs, FL Playing Career: Showalter played college ball at Mississippi State University, graduating as an All-American in 1977. No doubt the .459 batting average helped him get drafted in the fifth round by the New York Yankees following college. After seven years as a first baseman in the Yankees' farm system, Showalter's playing career

An inside look at one pitcher's post-start routine

The average person works a five-day work week; the average major league pitcher goes to work once every five days. So what are they doing for all those days in between? Well, it's not all hanging out on the bench watching ballgames. As Jeremy Guthrie takes the mound Wednesday night against the Blue Jays, the right-hander takes you through the meticulous routine he'll carry out

Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)

For this week's 'Where in the Yard?' you'll have to think outside the lines, but don't worry, you've all see this particular piece of the Yard before - and I even know some people who think touching this bright yellow piece of Oriole Park is good luck - though for you or the Birds, I'm not sure. So as always, take a look at the

This and That (Updated w/"Skin & Win")

Remember the 1970 World Series Anniversary Auction that put up for grabs autographed 1970 championship team replica jerseys, hats, and batting helmets? Well if you're interested, the final report from the O's is that the auction raised more than $50,000 for the Orioles Charitable Fund. In further celebration of Orioles history, the Annual Orioles Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held on Friday, August 6

Big week for Berken

It's shaping up to be a big week for Jason Berken in Birdland and beyond. First, he gets a T-shirt Tuesday at Oriole Park; now a player appearance at the new Sports Clips in White Marsh. Berken will sign autographs at the new Sports Clips location at the Avenue at White Marsh from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. The Oriole Bird and

A special visitor to the Yard (Updated)

Tuesday, July 20 isn't just Jason Berken T-Shirt Tuesday at Camden Yards - and I'm not just talking about the fact that it's also Ollie's Bargain Night. Before O's fans get to the ballpark to collect their T-shirt giveaway Tuesday night, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will visit the Yard to announce a new joint initiative between Major League Baseball, the MLB

Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)

Welcome back for another week of 'Where in the Yard?' here in the Orioles Buzz. With the O's home all week against Tampa Bay and Minnesota, you'll even have the chance to make your way to the Yard to spot this week's image! Though many of you know the drill, if you're joining us for the first time, the 'Where in the Yard?' photo contest

After the All-Star break

When baseball resumes after the All-Star break, the O's kick off the second half with a 10-game homestand against Toronto, Tampa, and Minnesota. During that homestand, things will be busy here in Birdland. Check out the list of O's events and promo nights coming up in the days just after the All-Star break: Fri, July 16: Fireworks Night Sat, July 17: Replica Brooks Robinson Jersey

Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)

If you're thinking it feels like a long time since the O's have brought fans of Birdland together at the Yard, you're not the only one. The Birds embarked on a ten-game road trip following the completion of a nine-game homestand against the Marlins, Nats, and A's that ended on July 1. With the All-Star break upon us, it'll be a few more days before

An Orioles debut

Have you seen the new Orioles team page on MASNsports.com? O's and Nats team pages have been in the works since our redesign brought forth a new look on MASNsports.com near the start of the 2010 baseball season, and they've arrived in style. If you click on the Orioles tab (or the "Orioles Section" from the dropdown menu that appears when you scroll over the

A giveaway change

Though Brooks Robinson Jersey night isn't scheduled until Saturday, July 17, there's been a change to the previously scheduled promo night at Camden Yards that's worth noting ahead of time. The Orioles PR department has announced that a vendor error will delay the arrival of the replica Brooks Robinson jerseys promised on the promotions schedule on July 17. But rather than simply giving fans a

Ticket time for Brian's Baseball Bash

A few weeks ago, O's fans were wondering if Brian's Baseball Bash was still on for the summer of 2010. I assured you here in the Orioles Buzz that the Bash was still happening, but now I can even do you one better. The floor is now open for sponsorship opportunities and individual ticket sales for this year's Brian's Baseball Bash. Just as a refresher,

Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)

Happy Fourth of July weekend O's fans! Hope you all had a great Fourth, as the O's finished up in Boston and head to Detroit for a three-game set against the Tigers. You know the drill: Take a look at the photo below and let me know what the item is and where it's located in or around Camden Yards. We'll continue to keep track

O's Anniversary Auction ends soon

Following the O's 1970 World Series 40th Anniversary game, all members of the Orioles and Nationals autographed the jerseys and hats they wore during that game, with Orioles players also signing their game-used batting helmets as well. Those items were then put up for auction on Orioles.com for O's and Nats fans to bid on and take home - but the auction ends soon, at

June's 'Where in the Yard?' Winner

Before we jump into Fourth of July weekend, we have to celebrate another 'Where in the Yard?' winner here in the O's Buzz. During the month of June, this O's fan identified every image correctly and collected a handful of bonus points by providing extra O's trivia facts and being the first fan to guess correctly come a Monday morning or two. Congrats to Scotty

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