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Weekly Wrap (plus Earl Weaver note)

On Saturday, news broke that a baseball legend and the best manager in Orioles history had passed away. Because of my age, I will never truly understand the significance and value of an Oriole hitting a three-run homer or a manager kicking up infield dirt. But, being around the Orioles for years now, I have felt the carryover of the Earl of Baltimore into Camden

An enduring memory of the Earl of Baltimore

FanFest began with a moment of silence in memory of legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver. As the assembled season ticket holders hushed in reverence, one fan, attired in an O's T-shirt and cap, at the Convention Center tapped his heart, pointed skyward, thrust four fingers in the air and yelled, "We love you, Earl!" Memories of the Hall of Fame skipper, nicknamed "The Earl of

Weekly Wrap

Right in time for FanFest, Orioles fans have been given plenty of news this week to discuss. The biggest: Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette will both be with the team for a long time. Both agreed to extensions through 2018, and they met with the media at a press conference yesterday at Camden Yards. MASN captured the full press conference, which can be viewed here,

O's announce early bird promotions for 2013 season

With individual game tickets for 2013 games going on sale Saturday in conjunction with FanFest, the Orioles have pulled back the curtain for a sneak peek at some of the promotions that will occur during the upcoming season. Among the giveaways and events this year are a 1983 world champions floppy hat giveaway on July 12, an Adam Jones replica road jersey giveaway on July

MASN announces grin-and-grab photo lineup for FanFest

Nothing beats a memory, and Orioles FanFest is all about creating memories. The photographic kind - the variety that give you the opportunity to prove you've pressed the flesh with one of your favorite Orioles players or MASN personalities, maybe exchanged a quick question or prediction about the 2013 Birds. Come Saturday at the Convention Center, you'll get that chance - over and over again.

Weekly Wrap

Ready for spring training? Six of the Orioles' exhibition games will be broadcast on MASN HD, including a game versus the Yankees on Feb. 25. With news out of D.C. that Adam LaRoche has agreed to a two-year deal with the Nats, there has been more speculation regarding the Orioles and Michael Morse. Also, the Tigers are reportedly interested in J.J. Hardy. The Birds signed

Orioles announce FanFest autograph lineup (it's a sellout)

Here it is: the much-anticipated autograph lineup for Orioles FanFest, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (with season plan holders getting a jump on the rest of the crowd with a special 10 a.m. admission). It's a nice mix of current Orioles, top prospects and notable alumni from the team's storied past. We've already gone

Weekly Wrap

Happy new year, O's fans. With 2013 upon us, we're still waiting for news of a trade or of a signing to upgrade the Orioles' roster. While roster news is lacking, there is still plenty for Orioles fans to discuss at FanFest on Jan. 19. Former Orioles Endy Chavez and Miguel Tejada signed minor league deals with the Royals on Monday. Meanwhile, Matt Antonelli, who

What's your all-time favorite baseball movie?

Once the calendar turns the page to a new year, it's now officially time to think about next baseball season. One of my favorite baseball quotes comes from Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby, who famously answered a question about his offseason activities by saying, "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out

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