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Hang ten at Social Media Weekend, presented by Ocean City, Maryland

Ride the wave to Social Media Weekend on Eutaw Street! Ocean City, Maryland is hosting Social Media Weekend at the MASN tent on Eutaw Street on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. We’re bringing the beach to you all weekend long with exclusive prizes and photos. Ocean City is hooking up fans with some great beach-themed gifts, including koozies and sunglasses. But don’t forget

Dillon Atkinson: Orioles need to be extremely active on summer trade market

The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is two months away, and it will be the time of year where every baseball fan is refreshing his or her social media feed, waiting to see what blockbusters are going down around the league. The Orioles have made a few noteworthy moves prior to the non-waiver trade deadline in years past: They traded Eduardo Rodriguez to the Red

Opposite dugout: Yankees surging since last meeting with Orioles

Manager: Joe Girardi (10th season)Record: 29-18 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: RF Aaron Judge (.321 with 16 HR, 34 RBIs); 2B Starlin Castro (.325 with 10 2B, 62 hits); SS Didi Gregorius (.311 with 18 RBIs); RHP Luis Severino (3-2, 3.11 ERA); RHP Dellin Betances (3-1, 0.52 ERA). Season series vs. Orioles: 3-3 Pitching probables: Monday, May 29: LHP Jordan Montgomery vs. RHP

Zach Wilt: What’s happened to the Orioles?

It’s been a tough stretch for the Orioles. They have lost 10 of their last 13 games and gone from a team that had a half-game lead in the American League East on May 14 to being 2 1/2 games back of the Yankees today. The way they have lost these games has been difficult to stomach. Seven of their last 10 losses have been

Opposite dugout: First-place Astros aim to continue dominance over Orioles

Manager: A.J. Hinch (3rd season) Record: 32-16 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 2B Jose Altuve (.298/.367/.494 with 7 HR, 22 RBIs, 9 SB), RF Josh Reddick (.281 with 6 HR, 20 RBIs), LF Marwin Gonzalez (11 HR, 28 RBIs), LHP Dallas Keuchel (7-0, 1.84 ERA, 0.864 WHIP), RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (5-1, 2.43 ERA), RHP Ken Giles (3.26 ERA, 13 saves) Season series

Dillon Atkinson: It’s time to make a decision on Kim

If I told you that an Orioles left fielder slashed .302/.382/.420 with six home runs over 346 plate appearances in 2016, you would typically be wise to guess that the same player would not only be the starting left fielder for the Birds in 2017, but would also bat at or near the top of the order night in and night out. However, that hasn’t

Andrew Stetka: Orioles may have to ride out Hardy’s struggles

We’re nearly two months into the baseball season, at about the quarter-pole, and there is plenty to be thankful for as an Orioles fan. The Birds are right in the thick of things in the American League East, and despite some injury concerns, have performed above expectations thus far. But there’s always something to complain about. There’s always something that can be better. There’s always

Opposite dugout: Despite curious stats, Twins atop AL Central

Manager: Paul Molitor (3rd season) Record: 22-18 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 3B Miguel Sanó (.304 with 10 HR, 34 RBIs); 1B Joe Mauer (.262 with 18 runs, 34 RBIs); RF Max Kepler (.260 with 4 HR, 16 RBIs); RHP Ervin Santana (6-2, 2.07 ERA); RHP Brandon Kintzler (2-0, 1.89 ERA with 11 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (1-5 in 2016)

Zach Wilt: For Orioles, one is the loneliest number

So this is what it feels like. The Orioles fell 6-5 to the Tigers yesterday. The loss concluded a 1-6 road trip in Washington, Kansas City, and Detroit, and became the O’s sixth straight one-run loss. Those tight losses are something Orioles fans aren’t accustomed to, Our club is typically on the winning end of tight games. Lately though, it seems like they have been

Opposite dugout: Injuries, altercations and now a suspension haunt Blue Jays

Manager: John Gibbons (10th season) Record: 18-24 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: RF José Bautista (6 HR, 19 RBIs), 1B Justin Smoak (9 HR, 27 RBIs), CF Kevin Pillar (.305/.357/.497, 5 stolen bases), RHP Aaron Sanchez (2.95 ERA), RHP Roberto Osuna (3.52 ERA, 0.913 WHIP, 5 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 1-5 Pitching probables: May 19: RHP Aaron Sanchez vs. RHP Chris Tillman,

MASN introduces daily social media show, “MASN All Access”

You’ve seen our promos on MASN’s broadcast of Orioles games. “Maximum Access Sports Network,” another form of our acronym promoting MASN’s dedication to giving fans the most access to their favorite teams. Well, we’re staying true to our word. MASN is proud to introduce an all-new daily Facebook Live show “MASN All Access” with host Sara Perlman. The pregame show will feature sound from Orioles

Yard Work podcast: Episode 6

Hey there, Orioles fans! Welcome to another edition of Yard Work. On this week’s episode ... The Birds hit a bit of a rough patch, suffering a four-game losing streak and their first series sweep at the hands of the Royals. Oddly enough, all four losses came by just one run. Was there a key to coming up short? Steve Melewski and I will recap

Opposite dugout: Tigers finding their way in lackluster AL Central

Manager: Brad Ausmus (4th season) Record: 18-18 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: LF Juston Upton (.259 average with 8 HR, 20 RBIs), 1B Miguel Cabrera (.238 average with 4 HR, 14 RBIs), 3B Nicholas Castellanos (.234 average with 22 RBIs, 34 hits), RHP Michael Fulmer (4-1, 2.54 ERA), RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-2 with 6.28 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (2-5 in

Andrew Stetka: Mora a bright spot during otherwise dark Oriole years

Orioles fans didn’t have a whole lot to cheer about between 1998 and 2011. That’s 14 years of losing, met with a lot of disappointment and sitting in the cellar of the American League East. There were few bright spots, but one of them was Melvin Mora, who spent about 10 years in Baltimore. As it turns out, Mora decided to spend more than that

Common sports injuries infographic (via Johns Hopkins Medicine)

Stay on your game no matter your sport. Learn how to prevent common sports injuries, and what to do if you get hurt. Presented by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Presented by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Learn more here.

Zach Wilt: Celebrating Dylan Bundy Day

It’s only mid-May, but I am happy to report that Dylan Bundy Day is officially a thing for Baltimore Orioles fans. Congrats, guys, we’ve made it happen. Every five days (or so), myself and fellow Orioles enthusiasts celebrate a day in which our team’s best starting pitcher takes the mound. We wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and well rested from a good night’s

Opposite dugout: Struggling Royals bringing up rear in AL Central

Manager: Ned Yost (8th season) Record: 13-21 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: CF Lorenzo Cain (.284/.399/.379), 1B Eric Hosmer (.282, 14 RBIs), 3B Mike Moustakas (8 HR, 14 RBIs), C Salvador Perez (.283 with 7 HR, 20 RBIs), LHP Danny Duffy (2-3, 3.50 ERA), RHP Kelvin Herrera (5 saves, 3.46 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (2-4 in 2016) Pitching probables: May

Yard Work: Episode 5

Hey, O’s fans! Welcome to the crossover edition of the Yard Work podcast. This week, I’m joined by District 34 podcast hosts Bobby Blanco and Byron Kerr as the Battle of the Beltways gets underway for the 2017 season. It’s become a rivalry featuring two of the game’s top teams, and this year is no exception. Both the Nationals and Orioles boast two of the

Dillon Atkinson: All aboard the Norfolk shuttle

In the past couple of seasons, depth for the back end of the Orioles rotation and front end of the bullpen has been fairly thin. For the most part, it was Tyler Wilson, Mike Wright, T.J. McFarland and - for 2016 only - Vance Worley. In 2017, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette has made sure manager Buck Showalter has had more

Andrew Stetka: Britton’s injury reveals disturbing trend, bigger test for O’s

As if the Orioles haven’t been faced with enough challenges in the first month or so of the season, they’ll now stare down another tough task. Zach Britton’s latest setback is a tough pill to swallow for Orioles fans, and not just those that (cough, cough) may have him on their fantasy team. It was devastating to see the dominant closer go down on April

Opposite dugout: Resurgent Zimmerman leads Nats into Battle of Beltways

Manager: Dusty Baker (2nd season) Record: 21-10 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 1B Ryan Zimmerman (.435/.475/.907 with 13 HR, 34 RBIs), RF Bryce Harper (.376/.504/.723 with 9 HR, 27 RBIs), 2B Daniel Murphy (.341/.390/.556 with 5 HR, 28 RBIs), LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-0, 1.64 ERA), RHP Max Scherzer (4-2, 2.66 ERA, 51 Ks), RHP Stephen Strasburg (3-1, 2.66 ERA), RHP Matt Albers (0.77

Zach Wilt: Birds bounce back from ejections, but still deal with ripple effects

There were many frustrating aspects to umpire Sam Holbrook’s decision to eject Kevin Gausman in the bottom of the second during Wednesday night’s Orioles-Red Sox game. For starters, Chris Sale threw behind Manny Machado the night before and got nothing more than a warning. Gausman got tossed for plunking Xander Bogaerts on a 77 mph breaking ball without either club receiving warnings from the crew.

Opposite dugout: White Sox flourishing behind stellar mound work

Manager: Rick Renteria (1st season) Record: 15-12 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: RF Avasaíl García (.371/.419/.598 with 5 HR, 23 RBIs), 3B Matt Davidson (5 HR, 15 RBIs), 1B José Abreu (4 HR, 14 RBIs), RHP Miguel González (3-1, 3.27 ERA), LHP José Quintana (2-4, 4.10 ERA), RHP David Robertson (5 saves, 2.79 ERA)Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (3-4 in 2016)

MASN returning to WTMD’s First Thursday concerts

Next Up: The next WTMD First Thursday show is Thursday, June 1. Visit us at Canton Waterfront Park! The weather is warming up and summer will be here before we know it. To help get you excited for warm, summer nights at The Yard, we’ll be on-site Thursday, May 4 for the first of WTMD’s First Thursday concerts of the season! MASN’s giveaway tent will

Yard Work: Episode 4

Hey, O’s fans! Welcome to the latest installment of Yard Work. On this week’s episode ... Last weekend it seemed like the hearts of Orioles fans were filled with despair and disgust. A three-game series in the Bronx was full of drama and heartache, most notably the team’s collapse Friday during the series opener. Still, it was foolish to think any team was going to

Dillon Atkinson: Machado displaying maturity through incidents with Red Sox

In a 10-day span, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been thrown at five times in two games. After the fifth one, Tuesday night from the live arm of Red Sox’s ace southpaw Chris Sale, Machado finally had some choice words for the Red Sox, and he certainly didn’t hold back his true feelings. He used many expletives in his postgame rant, stating that he

CareFirst Fan Challenge with Adam Jones returns featuring signature dishes

It’s that time of year again: time for Orioles fans to put their cooking skills to the test and go head-to-head with Adam Jones in the CareFirst Fan Challenge. This year, the challenge is simple. We’re asking fans and Jones to bring their signature dishes to the table. Your best vs. his best. One on one. Mano a mano. So what’s your go-to? Are

Andrew Stetka: Baseball fandom is difficult

Being a baseball fan is very hard. If you are devoted to a specific team in the way many readers of this website are devoted to the Orioles, it can be even harder. This is something I’ve written about in length over the years, but it deserves to be repeated. Especially after what we just saw. You live and die with every game and react

Opposite dugout: Sale, tensions headline four-game series in Boston

Manager: John Farrell (5th season) Record: 13-11 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: CF Andrew Benintendi (.333/.392/.478 with 14 RBIs), RF Mookie Betts (.293/.363/.439 with 11 RBIs), 3B Xander Bogaerts (.315/.375/.356), LHP Chris Sale (1-2, 1.17 ERA, 0.77 WHIP), RHP Craig Kimbrel (1.59 ERA with 8 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 2-3 Pitching probables: May 1: RHP Dylan Bundy vs. RHP Rick Porcello, 7:10

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