“Orioles Classics” #TBT: 1970 revisited in the new year

Well, we made it. It’s 2021. We can put last year behind us and look ahead. Like about six weeks, when spring training begins in Sarasota at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. For the moment, we’ll assume camp starts as scheduled, but as we all know, these days everything is subject to change. Fingers crossed. In the meantime, we’ll warm the winter chill with some ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Some things never get old

So long, 2020. Don’t let the door whack your backside on your way out. The general consensus seems to be that the year that draws to a close tonight at midnight can’t be over soon enough. As if social and political turmoil and a deadly virus sweeping the globe weren’t awful enough, the pandemic also screwed up the baseball season. With new vaccines approved and ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Prodigious power displays and postseason memories

Well, are you ready for Christmas? Most of my online shopping was done in early November, meaning fewer shipping delays than if I’d waited for another month. But there was the curious case of several packages that spent a week resting in Hagerstown or West Virginia before being delivered. Yes, I’m looking at you, United States Postal Service, and your silly tracking system that merely ... read more

From afar, Sig Mejdal propelled development from top prospects

Sig Mejdal hasn’t seen a baseball game in person in months. The Orioles were careful to limit the number of non-uniformed personnel at both Camden Yards and the alternate site in Bowie this summer, so Mejdal worked from home, like most Americans. But Mejdal stayed in the loop, thanks in part to the latest gadgets in the game - body sensors, bat trackers, force pads ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Temporarily derailing the Rays

The winter solstice is upon us, bringing more darkness than most of us would like as we witness the shortest days of the year. But look on the bright side: Beginning Tuesday, they start getting longer again. Shoot, before you know it, it’ll be mid-February and pitchers and catchers will be checking in at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla. We hope. Especially ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Something for everyone

If you’re still putting together your holiday shopping list - and are not one of those folks who likes to have everything bought, wrapped and ready to go by, say, Halloween - you’re familiar with the idea that some folks are just plain hard to buy for. This week’s rotation of “Orioles Classics” on MASN has a little bit of something for everyone. Whatever you ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Feels like the first time

December’s here, and as the holiday season ramps up, many folks feel the tug of nostalgia. Perhaps your senses are already summoning fond memories as your stereo plays festive tunes and your kitchen is warmed and made fragrant by an oven cranking out cookies. But winter’s arrival doesn’t have the market cornered on nostalgia. Memories of springs, summers and autumns past can trigger sentimental feelings, ... read more

Vavra learning on the fly in new position

Terrin Vavra is an infielder. His father was an infielder. His brother was an infielder. His other brother was an infielder. But when the Orioles approached him about adding center field to a resume that had previously listed only second base and shortstop, Vavra jumped at the opportunity. “It’s a new experience for me but something that I think I can attack and succeed with,” ... read more