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

O’s groundskeeper Sherry gives greening tips on “Rachael Ray”

We all know what Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry does with the field at Camden Yards is downright masterful. Now the whole nation knows - and is well-armed with some tips to make their own yards a little greener. Sherry was a guest on “Rachael Ray” earlier today and used her appearance on the syndicated program to dispense some helpful tips on lawn care. Think ... read more

“Kids Cheer Free” again at Camden Yards this year

Baseball is, at heart, a kids’ game. And nowhere is that more true than at Camden Yards. The Orioles announced today that their “Kids Cheer Free” program will be in force again this year, allowing every adult with a regularly priced ticket for a seat in the upper deck to bring one or two children age 9 or younger into the ballpark at no extra ... read more

Ed Smith Stadium transforms to Nashville for a weekend

Eleven-time No. 1 singer/songwriter and Grammy-nominated country music star Cole Swindell performed in the outfield at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., as part of the weekend-long “Athletes & Artists Play for Kids” event in support of arts education and girls’ empowerment. A portion of the proceeds from the events of March 1-3 helped fund the establishment of the new Orioles Charitable Foundation Music ... read more

Orioles’ economic impact on Sarasota exceeds $360 million since 2015

When the Orioles moved their spring training facilities to Sarasota, Fla., in 2010, officials pointed to the positive effect the franchise would bring to the economy of the Gulf Coast community. It turns out that the annual impact is much greater than anticipated. According Sarasota County’s analysis of data it has been collecting since 2015, the Orioles have generated more than $360 million in cumulative ... read more