The World Series of Costumes

The World Series of Costumes
On one hand, the regular season feels like it ended ages ago; and on the other, it feels like October baseball has flown by...which has it felt like for you? But in the meantime, if you have kids, you're also probably gearing up for another reason to sport the orange and black - Halloween. And this year, Major League Baseball is helping you combine two of your favorite October traditions by hosting the World Series of Costumes competition. Click here to visit MLB.com/Halloween to upload...
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Vote for Matusz and Jones

Vote for Matusz and Jones
It's that time of the year in baseball when the nominations - and eventually awards - start flowing, and two more Orioles could use your help in the voting. Brian Matusz and Adam Jones are each up for a 2010 This Year in Baseball Award. Matusz is up for the XFactor Player of the Year for going 7-1 with a 2.18 ERA over his final 11 starts. Matusz is the only pitcher nominated in the XFactor Player of the Year category, leaving the rest of the field to standout performances on the field...
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Vote for Matusz and Jones

Vote for Matusz and Jones
It's that time of the year in baseball when the nominations - and eventually awards - start flowing, and two more Orioles could use your help in the voting. Brian Matusz and Adam Jones are each up for a 2010 This Year in Baseball Award. Matusz is up for the XFactor Player of the Year for going 7-1 with a 2.18 ERA over his final 11 starts. Matusz is the only pitcher nominated in the XFactor Player of the Year category, leaving the rest of the field to standout performances on the field and...
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Gary Thorne named play-by-play announcer for international broadcasts of ALCS and WS

Gary Thorne named play-by-play announcer for international broadcasts of ALCS and WS
The O's may not be battling their way through postseason play this October, but for O's fans abroad this time of year, the voice of the postseason might start to feel familiar. Gary Thorne, your very own O's play-by-play announcer on MASN, was recently given the same role to play in the international broadcasts of the 2010 ALCS and World Series. Starting today, Thorne will work together with Cy Young Award-winner Rick Sutcliffe to bring baseball fans from 219 countries and territories and...
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Vote for Luuuuke!

Vote for Luuuuke!
Today is your last chance to cast your vote for Luke Scott for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given annually to the top offensive player in each league. This year, fan votes will be counted alongside the votes from a panel of Hall of Famers hand-selected by Hank Aaron himself. So toss your vote in with Tony Gwynn, Harmon Killebrew, Paul Molitor, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams, and Robin Yount to help Scott secure the honor of this year's award. Check out Luke Scott's batting stats here...
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Aramark appears to be out at Oriole Park

Aramark appears to be out at Oriole Park
Aramark has served as the Orioles' food vendor since Camden Yards opened in 1992, and they've popped up in the news and here in the Orioles Buzz a handful of times in the last year or two. But heading into the 2011 season, the Orioles have decided to part ways with their long-time concessions vendor. It wasn't that long ago that the O's announced the arrival of a new head chef and a slew of new menu items (Opening Day 2009), as well as the addition of food and beverage items from local...
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Keep the O's spirit alive in October

Keep the O's spirit alive in October
One day the O's spirit will be alive in October during a playoff run that will have Baltimore buzzing. But for this year, Birdland will settle for a remarkably strong finish under new Orioles skipper Buck Showalter and the eternal hope of the offseason and eventually spring training. So if your O's enthusiasm is still running high and you're looking to ease the cold turkey feeling that comes with the end of the season, spice up your fall decorations with an Orioles carved pumpkin. Once...
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Too soon to look to Spring Training?

Too soon to look to Spring Training?
Here we are on the first day of the offseason, with today the first of many days without Orioles baseball. On one hand, it's a bit of a relief to the players, coaches, managers, and front office members who have put in long hours over a long season. On the other hand, it won't take more than a few days before things already start to feel empty around Oriole Park. When the team departs, so does a certain energy from the Warehouse, and the overcast feeling of winter days without baseball...
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Friday's live chats canceled

Friday's live chats canceled
Along with pushing Thursday's Orioles-Tigers game to Friday, the (very) wet weather hitting the region is putting a damper on another O's event scheduled for the last homestand of the season. Unfortunately, Friday's doubleheader has forced us to cancel our last round of live video chats with Jeremy Guthrie and Adam Jones. Friday's adjusted schedule (not to mention Guthrie's next start) simply won't allow us to complete the chats as scheduled, and with the end of the season rapidly...
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Our final 'Where in the Yard?' winner for the 2010 season

Our final 'Where in the Yard?' winner for the 2010 season
After months of competition, we have a first here in the O's Buzz in awarding our final 'Where in the Yard?' winner of the 2010 season. Amazingly, we haven't had any ties for the lead or repeat winners - at least until now. In beating the rest of Birdland to the punch three our of the four weeks in September (and thus securing an extra bonus point in three of the four rounds), Charles B from SP took home his second 'Where in the Yard?' crown during the final month of the Orioles'...
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O's announce details for Fan Appreciation Weekend

O's announce details for Fan Appreciation Weekend
The final days of the 2010 season are fast approaching, and for O's fans, that means Fan Appreciation Weekend at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles have planned a series of special events for fans throughout the final homestand of the season, which will begin with the first of four games against the Detroit Tigers Thursday night and will carry out through the weekend. As part of the celebration, nine O's fans will be randomly selected to take the field and stand with an Orioles player...
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Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)

Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)
As Monday rolls around again, we're back for another 'Where in the Yard?' in the Orioles Buzz - And in fact, you're looking at the last 'Where in the Yard?' of the 2010 season, as the O's look to close out their year at home this weekend against the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards. With that in mind, I thought I'd leave you with an image of happy memories, and maybe one that will get you hoping for the future. So take a look at the photo below and let us know what the item is and where...
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Come to the Yard for Yeardley

Come to the Yard for Yeardley
Friday, October 1 is going to prove to be a busy day in Baltimore. Not only will the Orioles take on the Detroit Tigers in game two of their final series of the 2010 season, but MASNsports.com will also host its final round of live video chats with Jeremy Guthrie and Adam Jones and celebrate the website's third birthday as you know it. But on top of all that, the Notre Dame Preparatory School will join forces with the One Love Foundation to honor the memory of one of its alumna, Yeardley...
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Chat LIVE with Jeremy Guthrie and Adam Jones exclusively on MASNsports.com

Chat LIVE with Jeremy Guthrie and Adam Jones exclusively on MASNsports.com
O's fans, your last chance to spend your lunch hour with Jeremy Guthrie and Adam Jones is approaching as quickly as the end of the 2010 season. The final round of Live Video Chats with Jeremy Guthrie and Adam Jones is scheduled for Friday, October 1, with the chats set to begin at Noon and 12:45 p.m. So mark your calendars and check back to the Orioles page on MASNsports.com come your lunch hour on October 1 for one last chance to chat live with two of your favorite Orioles. In the...
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Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)

Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)
As the O's depart from the Yard for their last road trip of the 2010 season, we'll stick around Oriole Park a little longer here in the Orioles Buzz for another round of 'Where in the Yard?'. This week's image is something I've probably walked by a hundred times without noticing until I found myself on a hunt for more unique images from around the Birds' ballpark. So we'll see if you're more observant than I was... As always, take a look at the photo below and let us know what the...
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This weekend at Oriole Park

This weekend at Oriole Park
Attention all female O's fans: Cover Girl will host a booth on Eutaw Street during tonight's game at Camden Yards. Stop by the booth to take advantage of a free makeover, and don't forget to grab your free cosmetic gift before you leave. Fans can also enter for a chance to win a Cover Girl makeup basket. And while you're still fresh from your makeover, see if you can get yourself on the Cover Girl Kiss Cam during the game. Don't forget that tonight is fireworks night at the Yard as...
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Did you see...

Did you see...
...the segment that ran on O's Xtra last night with Brady Anderson and Luke Scott? Former Oriole Brady Anderson headed into the batting cages with current O's slugger Luke Scott to work through a hitting drill and to take a look at Scott's home run swing. It's a short video, but fun to get a behind the scenes look at a former Oriole working casually in the cages with a current player, and knowing how methodical Scott's approach to the game is, it's neat to have an inside look at how he...
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The Best Around Oriole Park

The Best Around Oriole Park
Yahoo! is teaming up with MLB.com to provide a feature on teams' official websites called "Best around the Ballparks". In this case, of course, we're talking about the "Best Around Oriole Park". Yahoo! and Orioles.com have teamed up to give their top five restaurants, bars, places to park, and attractions close to the Yard. If you aren't a frequent fan, the following list might help you plan a day at the ballpark, and if you are an everyday O's fan, you might have your own thoughts...
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And the award goes to...

And the award goes to...
...well, that would depend on the night. Before tonight's game, the O's will present RHP Jeremy Guthrie with the Roberto Clemente Award during a special on-field ceremony prior to first pitch. For details on Guthrie's nomination, check out this Orioles Buzz post: More on Guthrie's nomination Tomorrow night - which also happens to be Buck Showalter T-Shirt Tuesday - the O's will present left-hander Brian Matusz with his Gillette Rookie of the Month Award for the month of August during...
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Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)

Where in the Yard? (Updated w/Answer)
Welcome back for another week of 'Where in the Yard?' here in the Orioles Buzz. I wound up stumping quite a few of you last week, so this time around, we'll go with something that might not be the most glamorous feature of Oriole Park, but it's something you've almost certainly seen around the Yard. We have a few weeks left before the end of the regular season, so don't miss your chance to be crowned September's 'Where in the Yard?' Winner and to take home the MLB gift card that...
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