“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Cal Ripken Jr. takes center stage

We should be celebrating the start of another baseball season today, packing Camden Yards for opening day the way only hard-core Orioles fans know how to do. What’s that old adage about best-laid plans often going astray? Baseball is in a holding pattern and we’re really not sure when the 2020 campaign is going to start. Luckily, we’ve got a treasure trove of “Orioles Classics” ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Homers in bunches, a no-hitter with a mulligan

Most famously during the Super Bowl, gamblers have fun with what are called proposition, or prop, bets. These are wagers on predictions that go beyond the outcome of the game itself: How many catches will the team’s top receiver make during the game? How many shots on goal will the home team take in the hockey game? How many bases will the Orioles steal during ... read more

Music and baseball combine in “Athletes & Artists” weekend

The Orioles again this year will mix music and baseball during spring training to benefit efforts promoting arts education and girls’ empowerment. The fifth annual “Athletes & Artists Play for Kids” charity weekend will take place March 5-8 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., the Orioles’ spring training home. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend’s events will benefit the Orioles Charitable Foundation’s ... read more

Orioles’ economic impact on spring home better than expected

Since the Orioles moved their spring training home to Sarasota, Fla., in 2010, the economic benefit to the area has far exceeded the club’s projections. An annual report from the Sarasota County government finds that the Orioles have generated more than $436 million in cumulative economic impact since 2015, the first year comprehensive data became available. The analysis includes both tourism dollars coming from spring ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: O’s give White Sox head start

Florida’s population this week swelled with the arrival of pitchers and catchers throughout the Sunshine State, including Sarasota, where one of the least predictable spring training competitions in the majors has begun to unfold. As you begin counting down to opening day in earnest, you’ll want to catch as much as you can of the next seven days’ worth of “Orioles Classics.” Most of these ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: A Baltimore baseball history lesson

This week’s “Orioles Classics” on MASN read like a history lesson. So come to order, class (what, you thought Roch Kubatko had the market cornered on baseball school?). We’ll start with a pair of games from the 1970 World Series, move into the Ripken portion of the curriculum, watch Eddie Murray reach a home run milestone, check in on the Orioles swansong for a couple ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Fifty years on, it still feels good

Feeling super? Meh. The Ravens’ playoff run stalled as soon as it started, and neither the Steelers nor the Patriots are playing in Sunday’s big game either. There’s nobody in this thing to root for or against. MASN has much more exciting television lined up in the next seven days, especially after Sunday. Each weekday morning next week, starting Monday, you can catch a rebroadcast ... read more

“Orioles Classics” #TBT: Mariners foundered in Baltimore

Got the winter blahs? Repeat after me: Opening day is just a couple of months away. This week’s set of “Orioles Classics” includes an opening day from four years ago that ended in a walk-off win for the O’s. You’ll also see a pair of late-20th century playoff games in Baltimore, one of which pitted two mound giants against one another and ended with the ... read more