"Orioles Classics" #TBT: O's torpedo Mariners

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: O's torpedo Mariners
We're all (Adam) Jonesing for Orioles baseball right now, but you're not missing it on this particular day because April 16 was scheduled as an off-day to begin with. How's that for rationalizing? If not for this pesky pandemic, the Birds would have just hosted the Cubs for a pair, the Wednesday game coming on Jackie Robinson Day. That's the one day during the season when you can't tell the players even with a program, since everybody's wearing No. 42 in honor of the great Dodgers...
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What makes for good baseball or sports viewing right now?

What makes for good baseball or sports viewing right now?
At a time when there are no live games to watch, what are baseball fans and our blog readers doing to get a sports fix? Have you found something fun to watch involving sports or the Orioles that you stumbled upon? If yes, feel free to share with all of us today. Maybe we'll learn something or find something to enhance our stay-at-home viewing options. I've watched a few old O's games or parts of them. We are used to tuning into MASN's "Orioles Classics." Even though the end result was...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Walk-off this way ...

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Walk-off this way ...
Social isolation is a lot more palatable when you have "Orioles Classics" on MASN at your fingertips. And you don't even have to stay six feet away from the TV screen, though the oft-repeated warning from my youth - "You'll ruin your eyes!" - springs to mind. This week on "Orioles Classics," we've got some of the best walk-offs in recent vintages of Orioles history, including the final game of the storied career of Cal Ripken Jr. There are some other special games in the rotation: a...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": The moment you've all been waiting for

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": The moment you've all been waiting for
You've been spending way more time at home than usual and your television set is working overtime. Normally at this time of year, MASN would be bringing you live Nationals games, but maybe you've been catching some of the wide variety of sports competition (taped back before the world went on lockdown) that MASN presents daily: auto, motorcycle, air and speedboat racing, Bundesliga soccer, PBA bowling and poker tours, to name a few. Of course our bread and butter is baseball. So while our...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Marathon wins for long-term isolation

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Marathon wins for long-term isolation
Getting tired of jigsaw puzzles yet? You've cleaned the house to within an inch of its life and you're down to binge-watching the first (and final) season of "My Mother the Car." About this time, of course, you should be doing the heel-of-hand-to-forehead move as you remember that MASN continually brings you the best moments in Orioles history. So as most of us - apart from the grocery clerks, the first responders, the medical personnel and others who still venture into their regular work...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Let the championship run begin

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Let the championship run begin
We should be getting ready for the Nationals' home opener against the Mets today. We should be preparing to hoist a championship banner on South Capitol Street. We should be choosing our most favorite t-shirt, jackets and caps from the World Series run, and high-fiving random fans we run into on the Metro, in line at the ballpark or in the stands who are our baseball twins. While the coronavirus might have robbed us of that for the time being, it can't erase the memories of a great postseason...
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MASN to rebroadcast every Nationals win from 2019 postseason

MASN to rebroadcast every Nationals win from 2019 postseason
If you want to re-watch the Nationals' dramatic run to their first World Series title on television, here's your chance. MASN will be broadcasting all 12 of the Nats' postseason victories, plus the championship parade, during the first two weeks of April. It all begins Thursday at 1 p.m., exactly when the Nationals were supposed to raise their banner before facing the Mets in their 2020 home opener. Instead, MASN will be showing the entire National League wild card game, capped by Juan...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Cal Ripken Jr. takes center stage

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Cal Ripken Jr. takes center stage
We should be celebrating the start of another baseball season today, packing Camden Yards for opening day the way only hard-core Orioles fans know how to do. What's that old adage about best-laid plans often going astray? Baseball is in a holding pattern and we're really not sure when the 2020 campaign is going to start. Luckily, we've got a treasure trove of "Orioles Classics" on MASN this week, and there's a theme of sorts. Cal Ripken Jr., the greatest shortstop of a generation (sorry,...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Things get wild

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Things get wild
We're just six days away from April 1, and the ballfields are empty. No fooling. We only wish it was a joke. Today, the Nationals were supposed to be in New York to open the season against the Mets. A week from today, following a swing through Miami, the Nats were supposed to host the Mets for their home opener. None of those things are happening. You know why, so we're not going to use the C word. We're all sick of hearing it, if you'll pardon the expression. But you can count on MASN to...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Milestones, memories and some newer vintages

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Milestones, memories and some newer vintages
Regular readers of this space are familiar with our recaps of "Nationals Classics" on MASN. Usually, all winter long, we stoke the hot stove and feed your need for baseball with rebroadcasts of memorable games from past seasons. Well, in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic that has short-circuited the national pastime, we're back with more "Nationals Classics" to keep you satiated. Whether you're working at home, sheltering in place or planning your next strategic grocery store run for...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Homers in bunches, a no-hitter with a mulligan

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Homers in bunches, a no-hitter with a mulligan
Most famously during the Super Bowl, gamblers have fun with what are called proposition, or prop, bets. These are wagers on predictions that go beyond the outcome of the game itself: How many catches will the team's top receiver make during the game? How many shots on goal will the home team take in the hockey game? How many bases will the Orioles steal during the doubleheader? How long will the singer take to perform the national anthem? Depending on the scenario, the sports-betting parlors...
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Melanie Newman to make O's broadcasting debut today

Melanie Newman to make O's broadcasting debut today
SARASOTA, Fla. - Today is a special day for new Orioles broadcaster Melanie Newman. She'll work an Orioles broadcast for the first time and call some play-by-play alongside Geoff Arnold on the Orioles Radio Network as the O's host Tampa Bay at Ed Smith Stadium. Newman joins the Orioles from the Carolina League's Salem Red Sox, for whom she served as the lead broadcaster on baseball's first all-female broadcast team. Newman previously held various roles with the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders...
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Orioles announce broadcast team for 2020 season

Orioles announce broadcast team for 2020 season
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles are adding three new voices to their expanded broadcast team for the 2020 season, with the announcement coming earlier today. Scott Garceau, longtime broadcaster in Baltimore who's been hosting the "Scott and Jeremy Show" on 105.7 The Fan, will handle some of the play-by-play duties as he enters his 40th year in the area's sports landscape. He had spent 13 years as television play-by-play announcer, often teaming with Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, and was part...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Lots of bonus baseball

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Lots of bonus baseball
It's been a dreary winter. Not as long as most offseasons, given the fact that the Nationals won the World Series, delaying until Halloween the beginning of the dearth of the national pastime. But months on end without baseball has a way of dragging you down. But a new season began this week when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in West Palm Beach, Fla. In no time, the exhibition games will be replaced by meaningful battles as other teams take aim at the Nats, baseball's new...
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Seven Nats exhibition games to be broadcast on MASN

Seven Nats exhibition games to be broadcast on MASN
MASN announced today that seven Nationals exhibition games will be televised this spring, including next week's highly anticipated Grapefruit League opener against the Astros and new manager Dusty Baker. The first six televised games will all come from FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The seventh broadcast game will come from Nationals Park, where the defending World Series champions will face a team made up of organizational prospects in a just-announced 4 p.m. exhibition finale dubbed...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: O's give White Sox head start

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: O's give White Sox head start
Florida's population this week swelled with the arrival of pitchers and catchers throughout the Sunshine State, including Sarasota, where one of the least predictable spring training competitions in the majors has begun to unfold. As you begin counting down to opening day in earnest, you'll want to catch as much as you can of the next seven days' worth of "Orioles Classics." Most of these episodes come from Orioles playoff seasons, and the ones that don't will feature major league...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: A Baltimore baseball history lesson

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: A Baltimore baseball history lesson
This week's "Orioles Classics" on MASN read like a history lesson. So come to order, class (what, you thought Roch Kubatko had the market cornered on baseball school?). We'll start with a pair of games from the 1970 World Series, move into the Ripken portion of the curriculum, watch Eddie Murray reach a home run milestone, check in on the Orioles swansong for a couple of key contributors from a more recent vintage of the orange and black, and finish with some more from the Iron Man. Oh, and...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Early success against Snakes

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Early success against Snakes
February's here! Yeah, it's technically still winter, but for baseball fans, Feburary means the start of spring training. As the Nationals start heading south to the West Palm Beach home they share with their World Series opponents, fans are starting to peek at the schedule for the practice games that will take place all over Florida. Some of them are even making their own travel plans so that they can catch spring training contests in person. But if you can't make your way to the Sunshine...
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#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Twin no-hitters are on the menu

#TBT to "Nationals Classics": Twin no-hitters are on the menu
It's getting closer, I promise. Just another couple of weeks and we'll be talking about real, actual baseball. Yes, spring training is right around the corner, and before you know it, you'll be spending warm afternoons and evenings at the ballpark, bathed in sunshine and reminding people that the Nationals are World Series champions. In the meantime, we'll whet your appetites this week with a handful of "Nationals Classics" on MASN. What's on the menu? Well, a buffet of baseball fun:...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Fifty years on, it still feels good

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Fifty years on, it still feels good
Feeling super? Meh. The Ravens' playoff run stalled as soon as it started, and neither the Steelers nor the Patriots are playing in Sunday's big game either. There's nobody in this thing to root for or against. MASN has much more exciting television lined up in the next seven days, especially after Sunday. Each weekday morning next week, starting Monday, you can catch a rebroadcast of each game of the 1970 World Series, which happened (gulp) 50 years ago this October. Today and tomorrow...
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