O's slate series of "BUCKle Up!" rallies

You say you've caught pennant fever? You say you want to get together with like-minded, orange-crazy Orioles fans? You say you need to root loudly for your favorite team, even outside of Camden Yards?

Well, the O's have you covered.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 21 and continuing through Oct. 2, the Orioles will hold a series of "BUCKle Up!" rallies around town designed to generate maximum excitement surrounding the O's playoff push.

A "BUCKle Up" street team will travel throughout Baltimore and surrounding areas for the rest of the month and into October, rallying the faithful flock.

Orioles players will join the promo team for many of the events including Miguel Gonzalez at Ollie's Bargain Outlet on Sept. 25; Zach Britton at Bank of America on Sept. 28; and Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz, Nate McLouth and Chris Tillman at the BARCS animal shelter on Sept. 29.

The BUCKle Up team will be accompanied by The Oriole Bird and will give away game tickets, BUCKleUp-themed gear and other promotional items. The current list of rally dates and locations is below, but the schedule for rallies may be updated with new locations. Fans are encouraged to visit www.orioles.com/buckleup regularly for a complete schedule of events and details on throwback ticket opportunities.

* Friday, Sept. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Spring Mining Company, 11100 York Road, Cockeysville Sponsored by Von Paris Moving & Storage

* Saturday, Sept. 22, noon-1 p.m.
Geresbeck's, 2109 Eastern Blvd., Baltimore Sponsored by ESSKAY

* Sunday, Sept. 23, 5-8 p.m.
Ravens Walk (prior to Patriots-Ravens game)

* Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-noon
Ollie's Bargain Outlet, 8145 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena Sponsored by Ollie's Bargain Outlet

* Wednesday, Sept. 26, noon-1 p.m.
McCormick World of Flavors, 301 Light St., Baltimore Sponsored by Old Bay

* Thursday, Sept. 27
Go Orange visit at local school TBA

* Thursday, Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m.
Wal-Mart, 407 George Clauss Blvd., Severn
Sponsored by Coca-Cola

* Thursday, Sept. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Ravens Walk (prior to Browns-Ravens game)

* Friday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-noon
Bank of America Banking Center, 100 S. Charles St., Baltimore
Sponsored by Bank of America

* Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-1 p.m.
Stuggy's, 809 S. Broadway
Sponsored by Stuggy's

* Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-2 p.m.
Baltimore Animal Rescue Center (BARCS), 301 Stockholm St., Baltimore
Sponsored by BARCS

* Monday, Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m.
Pickles Pub/Sliders Bar & Grille, 504 & 520 Washington Blvd., Baltimore
Sponsored by Miller Lite

* Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Power Plant Live!, Inner Harbor
Sponsored by Miller Lite

Additional locations and appearances, including visits to taverns and restaurants in Federal Hill, Fells Point and Canton, will take place throughout the next two weeks.

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