Over the course of this young season, the Orioles have recorded 303 strikeouts. While that number is not near league-leading, it has allowed fans the chance to give support to the Baltimore chapter of the RBI League 303 times. Whenever the O’s record a strikeout, you have the power to rally round Baltimore’s RBI League.
Every time the Birds record a K, you can tweet with the @Orioles’ Twitter handle and the hashtag #whiff. With each tweet, you’ll record a vote for the Baltimore RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) League. At the end of each month, the team with the most votes will receive $10,000 for its local chapter of the RBI League.
The organization’s goal is to “increase participation and interest in baseball and softball among underserved youth,” and its graduates include the Dodgers’ Carl Crawford, the Yankees’ CC Sabathia and the Braves’ Justin Upton.
P&G’s Head & Shoulders is heading the campaign, and in addition to the $10,000 prize each month, the company will donate $1 to the RBI League for each strikeout recorded in the majors this season.
The MASN Orioles Twitter account will be joining the initiative to help the Birds fight for the most tweets in the majors and to help increase youth’s talent and passion for baseball and softball in the Baltimore region.
Be sure to watch the Orioles on MASN, so you’ll be able to know when to update your Twitter with @Orioles and #whiff.
Tweet away, Birdland.