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Palmer's tearful memories of teammate named top 2011 sportscasting moment

We live in an era of television where today's great moment is tomorrow's distant memory. There's just too frequent a cycling of information and pictures for most broadcasts to burn a place in our consciousness. But according to SBNation, the most compelling television moment in sports during 2011 appeared on MASN's airwaves, where Orioles color commentator Jim Palmer didn't hide his emotions while discussing the

Join MASNsports.com bloggers at Shorebirds' Jan. 28 Hot Stove Banquet

Back in the days before the Internet, Twitter and MLBTradeRumors.com, folks whiled away the winter months by sitting around and talking baseball. They didn't wait for the next day's newspaper, the 11 p.m. news or a few seconds of diamond discussion on the radio; they talked among themselves, shared opinions and engaged in meaningful dialogue. Taking a cue from this old-school approach, the Single-A Delmarva

McGowan steps down, O's begin search for new voice at Camden Yards

Here's another change for the 20th anniversary season at Camden Yards: The Orioles are searching for a new voice to replace veteran public address announcer David McGowan, who has announced he will step down from his duties after 14 seasons. "It is with great sadness that I must step down as public address announcer due to a career change," McGowan said in a team-issued statement.

FanFest autograph vouchers to go on sale Jan. 7

FanFest autograph vouchers will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. at www.orioles.com. A preview of the sessions will be available at the team Web site no later than 9 p.m. on Jan. 6 to allow fans to plan for the next morning's purchase. Details regarding the number of autograph vouchers available, the cost, and more will be announced shortly after Jan. 1

Camden Yards enhancements will yield a different view of the game

You already knew that the Orioles would honor their six members of the Baseball Hall of Fame with statues in a newly configured picnic area in center field at Camden Yards. We told you so last month, right here on Orioles Buzz. But today, the Orioles announced a slew of other improvements to Camden Yards, with an eye toward enhancing the fan experience at the

Celebrate "An Evening with Buck Showalter" on Jan. 19 at Sports Legends Museum

Always wanted to rub elbows with Orioles manager Buck Showalter? Are you a charitable-minded sort, as attuned to the notion of helping kids are you are with Charm City sports history? Then do I have an event for you. Come Thursday, Jan. 19, one of Showalter's favorite charities, KidsPeace, is joining forces with Sports Legends Museum and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum to offer

Cal Ripken on a postage stamp? It could happen

The United States Postal Service is asking for your suggestions for a new stamp. For years, the post office wouldn't put someone on a stamp that hadn't been dead for at least five years. That appears to be changing. According to this piece in The Washington Post, one person that could be on a new stamp is Hall of Famer and longtime Oriole Cal Ripken

As promised, Brooks Robinson has visited bronze likeness

DALLAS - Back in October, when he was overcome with emotion at the unveiling of a nine-foot bronze statue of himself on a plaza between Russell Street and Washington Boulevard that now bears his name, Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson told reporters that he planned to sneak back and take a look at his likeness when all the hubbub died down. Fat chance,

To celebrate 20th anniversary of Camden Yards, 20 prizes in 20 days

Who doesn't like to win something? Who doesn't love Camden Yards? Well, the 20th anniversary of the iconic ballpark and the opportunity to land some cool prizes will intersect in January. That's when the Orioles and Delaware North Sportservice will combine to award 20 prizes in 20 days to mark the 20th anniversary of the ballpark that forever changed baseball. Here are some of the

O's slate FanFest for Jan. 21 at Convention Center

It's official, the date you've been waiting for to plan your late-January social calendar. Mark it down. Jan. 21 is FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center. It'll run from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (but if you're a season ticket plan holder, you can enter an hour earlier, at 10 a.m., because of your Orange Carpet perks). The Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau is the presenting sponsor

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