O’s help middle schoolers get fit

Youngsters who dream of a big league career are getting a little taste of what it takes, with the help of the Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge and today’s visit from some O’s stars to a middle school in the club’s spring home of Sarasota, Fla. Orioles Hall of Famer Brian Roberts and current Orioles Mychal Givens, Trey Mancini and Mike Wright Jr. - along ... read more

Powell bringing iconic Boog’s BBQ to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota

For years, I’ve spent the offseason staring at the canopy that houses Boog’s BBQ at Camden Yards during the regular season and wondered how good it would be to chow down on a pit beef sandwich (medium well, with barbecue sauce and horseradish, of course) to ward off the winter chill. But the emptiness beneath the canopy on Eutaw Street usually tells me that there ... read more

Gary Thorne launches “The Sports Rivals Podcast”

You know Gary Thorne knows and enjoys baseball. One listen to his work on Orioles broadcasts on MASN tells you that. But in his career - which enters its 52nd year in 2019 - Thorne has done a little bit of everything. He’s covered the National Hockey League, Olympics and NCAA sports. And done plenty of voiceover work on commercials and video games. That widespread ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Springboard into spring training

It’s finally here. Well, almost. By this time next week, the Orioles will have returned to thier spring roost at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., and spring training will have begun. Before you know it, Grapefruit League games will be underway, which means March 28 and the start of the 2019 regular season won’t be far behind. Takes the chill off a ... read more

Sarasota Springfest lets fans experience baseball at another level

Fans of all ages can fully immerse themselves in the spring training experience a week from Saturday at Sarasota Springfest at Ed Smith Stadium. The chance to see pitchers and catchers going through their workouts in the sunshine in February has always drawn fans, but from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, they can do more than watch. The day will include ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Prelude to the Fall Classic

As we turn the page to February, we can now see spring training on the horizon, and with a pack of young big league hopefuls vying for spots on what is now a wide-open roster, it bears watching. So don’t forget to check out MASN’s broadcasts of Orioles games in the Grapefruit League in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the upcoming bunch of “Orioles Classics” will ... read more

Sherry recognized at Sports Turf Managers Association national conference

Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry was recently recognized at the Sports Turf Managers Association national conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Sherry was honored with the Dick Ericson Founders’ Award, which is given annually to the STMA member who effectively manages sports fields and thier facility, exhibiting the qualities of a true team leader. Ericson was the organization’s first president and continues to have an impact in ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Walk-off this way

It take patience to be a baseball fan. No way around it, there’s a lot of dead time in a game. But those who appreciate the intricate diamond ballet can wait it out and have their patience rewarded. And what’s a better reward than a walk-off victory? This week’s smattering of “Orioles Classics” on MASN is full of walk-offs, and also includes some victories of ... read more