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Orioles and Adam Jones will no longer celebrate with pies to the face

Adam Jones delivered some tough news to Orioles fans over the weekend: He and the team will no longer celebrate wins by giving pies to the face. The reason being to the discontinuation of the recent tradition is safety related, not wanting to risk injuring a teammate with the aggressive nature of the celebration. Understandable, but the news still comes as a bummer for Birdland.

Out of the Park: Adam Jones is the voice of the O’s on social media, plus Scott Van Pelt’s Bawlmer accent

With spring training workouts in full swing (see what I did there?), the Ed Smith Stadium complex has been buzzing this week. The same cannot be said for the Orioles in the Twittersphere. You shouldn’t take that as a red flag, however. Obviously, it’s more important what the players are doing on the field rather than off it, especially in these very early stages of

#TBT: Rookie Mychal Givens snags scorching liner

Reliever Mychal Givens made quite the impression in his rookie season. The shortstop-turned-pitcher appeared in 22 games for the Orioles in 2015 and pitched to a stellar 1.80 ERA. Now heading into his sophomore campaign, there are many questions surrounding Givens. Although the 25-year-old is expected to break camp with the team, he is one of the few optionable pieces that make up the Orioles

O’s swap bats for clubs in annual Birdland Golf Classic

The Orioles traded their bats for golf clubs Monday afternoon, taking aim at a decidedly smaller ball for a good cause in the sixth annual Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club in Sarasota. The event benefited the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing the opportunity for everyone to play baseball, regardless of ability. Manager Buck Showalter and current Orioles Brad Brach,

Out of the Park: Spring training begins in Sarasota

It’s all been leading up to this: Baseball is finally back! Orioles pitchers and catchers reported to the Ed Smith Stadium complex yesterday, with the first official workout later today after the players take their physicals. Before we get to the best of the Birds getting ready for and arriving at spring training, I do have some non-baseball-related material to share with you first. And

Adam Jones, Jim Hunter featured guests at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield event

One of Baltimore’s favorite boys of summer highlighted CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s annual wintertime event to honor its nonprofit health partners in Maryland. Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was the featured guest of the company’s CareFirst Commitment reception in Annapolis on Feb. 2. The five-time Major League Baseball All-Star spoke with elected officials and legislative leaders and visited representatives of the more than 20 nonprofit organizations that

#TBT: Kevin Gausman ends season on high note

BASEBALL IS BACK! Orioles pitchers and catchers report today, officially signifying the start of the 2016 season! While dreaming of warm weather and baseball games under the lights, we’re looking back at a player who will be heavily looked at this season: pitcher Kevin Gausman. The right-hander shuttled back and forth between Triple-A Norfolk and Baltimore last season. However, this season, he’s expected to be

Sarasota County pegs Orioles’ annual economic impact at $81 million

Orioles pitchers and catchers report to the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., tomorrow, and with spring training arriving, the Sarasota County Government has released an economic impact analysis on the club’s corporate presence in the Great Sarasota community over the past year. The analysis concludes that the O’s presence in Sarasota, through spring training, year-round baseball activities and the club’s promotion of entertainment

Out of the Park: Truck arrives at Ed Smith Stadium as Birds prepare to fly south

Last week, we showed you the Orioles packing up the truck headed for spring training. This week, we show you the truck arriving at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. The truck has arrived! Nearly 1,000 miles from Oriole Park...Hello, Ed Smith Stadium! #OrangeSpring pic.twitter.com/tPIdX1BhsR -- Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) February 8, 2016 Unpacking in Sarasota! #OrangeSpring pic.twitter.com/l8yhxUB2Xe -- Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) February 8, 2016 Yes,

Orioles invite fans to watch spring training workouts at Ed Smith Stadium

Pitchers and catchers report one week from today. That’s one week until the return of baseball, and the Orioles are inviting their fans to watch the first workouts of the new season. The Orioles announced today that fans are welcome to watch the team’s first workouts on the back fields of the Ed Smith Stadium complex each day from Feb. 19-29. There is no

#TBT: Henry Urrutia smacks walk-off homer for first career longball

This spring training will be a big one for outfielder Henry Urrutia, who will try to show that he deserves a spot on the Orioles’ 25-man roster. While O’s fans have only seen Urrutia in two short stints in the big leagues - one in 2013 and one in 2015 - he has made an impact. Last season, he hit .265 (9-for-34) in 10 games

Out of the Park: Friends Day and Truck Day as spring training nears

We are just under two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Sarasota, Fla., marking the return of baseball! With that in mind, Caleb Joseph is taking in his last remaining days of the offseason to enjoy himself by going to the NHL All-Star Game in his hometown of Nashville this past weekend. Had an amazing time at #NHLAllStarWeekend with my cousin. My hometown

#TBT: Adam Jones dives, robs Coco Crisp

On last week’s #TBT post, we watched second baseman Jonathan Schoop absolutely destroy a baseball, sending it 484 feet for a huge homer at Kauffman Stadium. This week, we’re looking at a play that’s equally as dazzling, but switching gears to the defensive side of things. While he didn’t have his healthiest season in 2015, All-Star center fielder Adam Jones continued to make some spectacular

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