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

Baseball and Maryland Lottery’s Home Run Riches are back in 2019!

Orioles baseball is back, and joining the lineup again this year is the Maryland Lottery’s Home Run Riches scratch-off! The ticket offers a chance to win up to $50,000 instantly and a fun second-chance promotion. Enter your non-winning tickets through the My Lottery Rewards program for a chance to be selected as a Maryland Lottery “Contestant of the Game”. Then, watch the Orioles games ... read more Continue reading ....

For ex-O’s catcher Lenny Webster, No. 42 “means one thing and one man only”

April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, and the last member of the Orioles to regularly don No. 42 couldn’t be prouder to see every player in the big leagues wearing the jersey number of the man who broke the color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Former O’s catcher Lenny Webster is now 54 and living Orlando. He played for ... read more

Puerto Rican youths revel in donations from Cardboard to Leather collection

Remember last July when the Oriole Advocates collected new and gently used baseball and softball equipment at Camden Yards as part of their Cardboard to Leather campaign? Well, the bats, balls, gloves, jerseys and other gear collected has been given a second life in Puerto Rico, where kids who otherwise wouldn’t get such equipment are now wearing and using it in games. Back in November, ... read more