The Maryland Lottery’s “Contestant of the Game” promotion is back

Orioles fans and Lottery players alike are gearing up for the start of the 2020 baseball season. The fan favorite “Contestant of the Game” promotion returns, awarding cash to two lucky Maryland Lottery winners per Orioles game. The Lottery will select two “Contestants of the Game” for each of the 60 Orioles games this season. Each winner will receive $500 just for being selected, and ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: A few more retro looks before baseball resumes

By this time next week, we’ll be staring at real baseball games (assuming COVID-19 doesn’t again rear its ugly head and get in the way of our long-awaited reunion with the national pastime). So consider this your own version of the latter stages of spring training 2.0, where you reacquaint yourself with how to watch baseball games in preparation for next weekend’s Orioles series in ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Trumbo, Davis tear up opposition

We’re now almost a week into the resumption of baseball activities after an abrupt and unwelcome hiatus. And while baseball has undergone many changes over its long evolution, it has never seen such wholesale alteration of the way things are done. Hand-sanitizing stations, daily temperature checks and frequent testing for COVID-19 have become the everyday reality for everyone involved in the sport. The players are ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: A whole lotta Cal Ripken Jr.

If you’re a longtime viewer of “Orioles Classics” on MASN, you know that we run quite the baseball smorgasbord here. You never know quite what you’re going to get in terms of games. This week’s buffet is heavy on the Iron Man, featuring the collective hits of Cal Ripken Jr. You’ll see his 2,130th game, which tied him with Yankees legend Lou Gehrig for the ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: 11th-inning heroics and a World Series triumph

In years to come, our grandchildren will ask us about 2020. Political and societal turmoil raging against a backdrop of global pandemic will certainly give future historians much to analyze. When all the books are written, at least a few will dwell on the effects of the prolonged suspension of sporting events, both on fans and on the sports themselves. In the case of baseball, ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: A nailbiter, a decisive blast and the start of something big

One of the great things about baseball is that the game offers something for everyone, an aspect on full display in this week’s collection of “Orioles Classics” on MASN. If you prefer pitchers’ duels over slugfests, we’ve got a good one for you from 2017, a night when the Orioles and Blue Jays matched zeros into extra innings before someone broke through. Of course, some ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Postseason bonanza

Looking ahead to the coming week’s “Orioles Classics,” I couldn’t help but think of Jim Mora’s most famous moment. Mora, then head coach of the Indianapolis (grr!) Colts, spoke with reporters following a 2001 loss that dropped the team to 4-6. One of those reporters asked Mora about the Colts’ chances at making the National Football League playoffs that season, triggering the coach’s now legendary ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Hello, goodbye and everything in between

One of the great things about highlighting rebroadcasts of games from a team with a tradition that stretches back to 1954 is the variety of choices you get in the film library. This week’s collection of “Orioles Classics” on MASN stretches all the way back to 1987 and a day when a trio from the same family made headlines. It includes the last game at ... read more