Sponsored: Aug. 26 final Maryland Lottery Contestant of the Game drawing deadline

Want to know what it feels like when your name is announced on MASN as the Orioles go to bat? Want to experience the thrill of possibly winning big bucks with every pitch an Orioles batter faces? Want a chance to win big bucks every time the Birds hit a home run? Well, your ninth inning is here because the season’s final Home Run ... read more

Sponsored: Win cash when O’s hit homers with Maryland Lottery’s Home Run Riches

The Orioles took two of three from the Red Sox over this weekend at Oriole Park at Camden Yards before embarking on their last West Coast road trip of the season, but fans can still win big at home with the Maryland Lottery’s Home Run Riches instant ticket! The scratch-off has a top prize of $50,000, and non-winning tickets can be entered in a ... read more

Umpires’ call brightens day for patients at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Before they handled balls and strikes, fair or foul, and safe and out calls for the conclusion of a two-game interleague series between the Nationals and Orioles on Wednesday, baseball’s men in blue brought some happiness to youth patients at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Umpires Alfonzo Marquez, Mike Estabrook and Ryan Blakeney - part of the umpiring crew for the Nats-O’s series this week ... read more

Annual Oriole Advocates Cardboard to Leather collection set for Sunday

If you’re coming to Sunday’s game between the Orioles and Indians, how about bringing along a new or gently used piece of baseball equipment for the Oriole Advocates’ annual Cardboard to Leather collection. Members of the Advocates will be at all gates to collect bats, balls, gloves, bases, uniforms and other equipment for distribution to youth players in underserved areas who otherwise wouldn’t have new ... read more

North makes good on Yahn’s bold prediction, rallies for 8-7 win in Carolina League All-Star Classic

FREDERICK, Md. - The South Division had jumped to a quick 4-0 lead in the second when Single-A Frederick third baseman Willy Yahn went up and down the North Division dugout, trying to pump up his teammates. “I was just saying to the guys - semi-joking around and semi-serious - ‘Greatest comeback in All-Star Game history coming up,’ ” Yahn said. “We’re just trying to ... read more

Sedlock will start Thursday for Keys after being backed off to limit innings

FREDERICK, Md. - Cody Sedlock’s hiatus is about to end, and the right-hander couldn’t be happier. Sedlock, who is 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in eight starts for Single-A Frederick this season, will start Thursday at Wilmington when the Keys open the second half of their schedule. It’ll be his ninth start of the season, but his first since May 25. “I’ve ... read more

MASN’s Thorne to teach play-by-play class at Arizona State’s Cronkite School

MASN’s Gary Thorne is about to begin training the next generation of baseball play-by-play announcers. Thorne, who is in his 13th year of calling Orioles games on MASN, will this week begin teaching a play-by-play course as a visiting professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The one-of-a-kind course runs from today through July 20 and will ... read more

Orioles quizzed on “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” lyrics

“Well, life on the farm is kinda ______-_______.” You know the words! During every seventh-inning stretch, hearing John Denver’s “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” is as much a part of going to an Orioles game as the hot dog race, a Boog’s BBQ sandwich or a stroll down Eutaw Street. Since the players hear the song every home game, we decided to test their ... read more