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Weekly Wrap

Baseball’s Winter Meetings start Monday, and the Orioles released their spring training schedule yesterday. Grapefruit League play for the O’s will begin Feb. 23 when they face the Twins. Although the Orioles have not yet announced who will be their new third base coach after DeMarlo Hale took the bench coach position in Toronto, they did acquire infielder Danny Valencia from the Red Sox. This

IronBirds unveil new, more menacing logo

The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds have a new logo, a sleek, more fearsome-looking bird to accompany the club’s 12th season in the New York-Penn League as an Orioles affiliate. Gone is the smiling cartoon jet logo that had been a constant since Ripken Baseball founded the club in 2002. In its place is a much more serious avian emissary with a link to “Iron Man”

Weekly Wrap

After clinching their first playoff berth since 1997, the Orioles are looking to lock up the same coaching staff this offseason. Jim Presley agreed to a new contract Wednesday, leaving just third base coach DeMarlo Hale as the only coach whose return is uncertain. Hale interviewed for the Blue Jays’ bench coach position this week. While Brian Roberts said he is doing well health-wise, he

One more vote, with a local tie

For years, when asked why he never played in the majors, former Orioles manager Earl Weaver has cracked wise about his path to the St. Louis Cardinals being blocked by Marty Marion, a pretty good player in his own right who was nicknamed “Mr. Shortstop.” Marion, who died in 2011, was a defensive whiz at a time when glove artistry was appreciated as much as

Weekly Wrap

With the Orioles’ annual FanFest date announced as Jan. 19, fans will have different trade and award news from this week to discuss. On Tuesday, Buck Showalter placed second in Manager of the Year voting, just eight points behind winner Bob Melvin of the A’s. Showalter finished with 12 first-place votes to Melvin’s 16. While Angels’ Mike Trout was the runaway winner for the American

Gold Glove winner Jones rings NYSE closing bell (with video)

Before heading to the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards dinner in New York this evening, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones got the opportunity to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Probably not the same as a walk-off home run, but still a cool perk of being designated as one of the game’s top defensive players. Jones and and Jim Lillie, CEO of

Fans invited to help O’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

First a hurricane, then a snowstorm. The poor folks in New Jersey have been hit by a one-two punch, to be sure. Now, it’s our turn to step up and help. And the Orioles are making it possible for you to do your part. The Orioles are partnering with Von Paris Moving and Storage to fill two to three large moving vans with the most

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