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Spring Training Wrap: Orioles baseball is right around the corner

In case you missed it, it snowed last week in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Yup, snow in late March. As I scraped the snow off my car windshield, trekked around in boots and worked to stay warm in the cold, only one thought kept me from being a complete Debbie Downer in the snowstorm: Baseball season is almost here. While you probably have been

MASNsports.com sets O's guest blogger lineup for first half of 2013

We've created quite the interesting discussion space here at MASNsports.com, a place where you come for news but also to share your thoughts and opinions with other Orioles fans. Baltimore is also home to some of the most dedicated bloggers in all of baseball. So it's only natural that these two camps would eventually intersect. In 2011, MASNsports.com introduced guest bloggers to its site, reasoning

"The BUCKle Up Birds" to air on MASN beginning March 27 at 10 p.m.

Buckle up, Baltimore. Baseball's nearly back and, boy, do we have a way for you to get back into the mood for all things Orioles. The Orioles announced today that "The BUCKle Up Birds: An Underdog Story" will air on MASN on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 p.m. The 2012 season highlight video, which was one of the big hits of FanFest back in January,

Weekly Wrap: O's trimming down roster

In a successful week of spring training, the Orioles have continued to trim down their roster, with opening day just 11 days away. On Saturday, before the O's went on to beat Toronto, the Birds optioned top prospect Dylan Bundy, and as expected, he was sent to Double-A Bowie. A day later, LJ Hoes was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. On that day, the Orioles played

Weekly Wrap: Which O's will make history books?

This week, with a little more downtime in my schedule, I've been able to dig into "From 33rd Street to Camden Yards," a book by John Eisenberg. Using quotes of Orioles, from Boog Powell to Earl Weaver, Eisenberg has taught me Orioles history through first-hand accounts. While I have yet to finish the book, I have been reminded of the rich history of Baltimore baseball

Weekly Wrap: O's posting huge positive run differential

With players battling it out for a spot on the roster, the Orioles have posted huge offensive numbers this week. Since last Friday, the Birds have won four games and lost just one, with one game versus the Blue Jays ending in a tie. Over those six games, the Orioles have posted 55 runs. Is that a lot? On the flipside, opponents posted 35. On

Weekly Wrap: O's atop Grapefruit League

A week into spring training games, the Orioles have suffered just a single loss, which came to the Twins yesterday. Sitting on a 5-1 record, the Orioles are leading the Grapefruit League after beating the Twins, Red Sox and Blue Jays once and the Yankees twice. On Wednesday, Cuban defector Henry Urrutia arrived in Florida from Haiti after obtaining his work visa. He is set

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