Sponsored: Win cash when O's hit homers with Maryland Lottery's Home Run Riches

Sponsored: Win cash when O's hit homers with Maryland Lottery's Home Run Riches
The Orioles took two of three from the Red Sox over this weekend at Oriole Park at Camden Yards before embarking on their last West Coast road trip of the season, but fans can still win big at home with the Maryland Lottery's Home Run Riches instant ticket! The scratch-off has a top prize of $50,000, and non-winning tickets can be entered in a second-chance contest to win every time the Orioles hit a home run. To win in the second-chance contest, just enter your non-winning tickets through...
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Umpires' call brightens day for patients at Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Umpires' call brightens day for patients at Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Before they handled balls and strikes, fair or foul, and safe and out calls for the conclusion of a two-game interleague series between the Nationals and Orioles on Wednesday, baseball's men in blue brought some happiness to youth patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Umpires Alfonzo Marquez, Mike Estabrook and Ryan Blakeney - part of the umpiring crew for the Nats-O's series this week at Camden Yards - visited patients at Johns Hopkins, offering words of encouragement and...
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Annual Oriole Advocates Cardboard to Leather collection set for Sunday

Annual Oriole Advocates Cardboard to Leather collection set for Sunday
If you're coming to Sunday's game between the Orioles and Indians, how about bringing along a new or gently used piece of baseball equipment for the Oriole Advocates' annual Cardboard to Leather collection. Members of the Advocates will be at all gates to collect bats, balls, gloves, bases, uniforms and other equipment for distribution to youth players in underserved areas who otherwise wouldn't have new gear. If you don't have any equipment, don't worry - financial donations are always...
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North makes good on Yahn's bold prediction, rallies for 8-7 win in Carolina League All-Star Classic

North makes good on Yahn's bold prediction, rallies for 8-7 win in Carolina League All-Star Classic
FREDERICK, Md. - The South Division had jumped to a quick 4-0 lead in the second when Single-A Frederick third baseman Willy Yahn went up and down the North Division dugout, trying to pump up his teammates. "I was just saying to the guys - semi-joking around and semi-serious - 'Greatest comeback in All-Star Game history coming up,' " Yahn said. "We're just trying to compete, no matter what the score is." Yahn capped a four-run sixth inning with a two-run double that shaved the South lead...
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Sedlock will start Thursday for Keys after being backed off to limit innings

Sedlock will start Thursday for Keys after being backed off to limit innings
FREDERICK, Md. - Cody Sedlock's hiatus is about to end, and the right-hander couldn't be happier. Sedlock, who is 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in eight starts for Single-A Frederick this season, will start Thursday at Wilmington when the Keys open the second half of their schedule. It'll be his ninth start of the season, but his first since May 25. "I've been 100 percent for a little bit, for a while," Sedlock said this afternoon before the Carolina League All-Star Classic at Nymeo...
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Orioles quizzed on "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" lyrics

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 knowledge of the 1974 classic. Lefty Paul Fry was the first to embrace the challenge even though he's often in the zone warming up in the...
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Baseball and Maryland Lottery's Home Run Riches are back in 2019!

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 on MASN and MASN2 and look for your name! A new Home Run Riches "Contestant of the Game" is selected for...
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For ex-O's catcher Lenny Webster, No. 42 "means one thing and one man only"

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 the Orioles from 1997 to 1999, and Baltimore was the only stop where he wore No. 42 during a 12-year major league career. It wasn't by...
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Puerto Rican youths revel in donations from Cardboard to Leather collection

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, the Advocates sent 20,000 items via shipping container to Puerto Rico, where former Orioles outfielder Benny...
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O's groundskeeper Sherry gives greening tips on "Rachael Ray"

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 about it: a major league groundskeeper telling you how to better care for your lawn? Who doesn't need that kind of free...
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"Kids Cheer Free" again at Camden Yards this year

"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 charge. "Kids Cheer Free" tickets for the entire season can now be reserved online at orioles.com/kidsfree, and at the Oriole Park box office,...
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Ed Smith Stadium transforms to Nashville for a weekend

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 & Arts Education Scholarships, designed to support young students in Sarasota,...
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Orioles' economic impact on Sarasota exceeds $360 million since 2015

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 economic impact since that time. In the most recent reporting period, the club brought...
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O's help middle schoolers get fit

O's help middle schoolers get fit
Youngsters who dream of a big league career are getting a little taste of what it takes, with the help of the Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge and today's visit from some O's stars to a middle school in the club's spring home of Sarasota, Fla. Orioles Hall of Famer Brian Roberts and current Orioles Mychal Givens, Trey Mancini and Mike Wright Jr. - along with Wright's wife, Madison, a personal trainer and reigstered dietician and nutritionist - went to Booker Middle School to help...
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Powell bringing iconic Boog's BBQ to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota

Powell bringing iconic Boog's BBQ to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota
For years, I've spent the offseason staring at the canopy that houses Boog's BBQ at Camden Yards during the regular season and wondered how good it would be to chow down on a pit beef sandwich (medium well, with barbecue sauce and horseradish, of course) to ward off the winter chill. But the emptiness beneath the canopy on Eutaw Street usually tells me that there will be no wintertime feast (though I've often though about the gold mine that would be created by opening Boog's BBQ one day a...
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Gary Thorne launches "The Sports Rivals Podcast"

Gary Thorne launches "The Sports Rivals Podcast"
You know Gary Thorne knows and enjoys baseball. One listen to his work on Orioles broadcasts on MASN tells you that. But in his career - which enters its 52nd year in 2019 - Thorne has done a little bit of everything. He's covered the National Hockey League, Olympics and NCAA sports. And done plenty of voiceover work on commercials and video games. That widespread knowledge of sport is the genesis of his newest venture: a podcast entitled "The Sports Rivals Podcast," in which Thorne and the...
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Sarasota Springfest lets fans experience baseball at another level

Sarasota Springfest lets fans experience baseball at another level
Fans of all ages can fully immerse themselves in the spring training experience a week from Saturday at Sarasota Springfest at Ed Smith Stadium. The chance to see pitchers and catchers going through their workouts in the sunshine in February has always drawn fans, but from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, they can do more than watch. The day will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Orioles' spring training home, and the opportunity to have a catch on the field, take part in a "Pitch...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Springboard into spring training

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Springboard into spring training
It's finally here. Well, almost. By this time next week, the Orioles will have returned to thier spring roost at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., and spring training will have begun. Before you know it, Grapefruit League games will be underway, which means March 28 and the start of the 2019 regular season won't be far behind. Takes the chill off a cold winter's day, doesn't it? But before baseball begins anew, we'll jump in the MASN way-back machine just one more time and...
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Sherry recognized at Sports Turf Managers Association national conference

Sherry recognized at Sports Turf Managers Association national conference
Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry was recently recognized at the Sports Turf Managers Association national conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Sherry was honored with the Dick Ericson Founders' Award, which is given annually to the STMA member who effectively manages sports fields and thier facility, exhibiting the qualities of a true team leader. Ericson was the organization's first president and continues to have an impact in raising the level of professionalism within the turf...
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"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Prelude to the Fall Classic

"Orioles Classics" #TBT: Prelude to the Fall Classic
As we turn the page to February, we can now see spring training on the horizon, and with a pack of young big league hopefuls vying for spots on what is now a wide-open roster, it bears watching. So don't forget to check out MASN's broadcasts of Orioles games in the Grapefruit League in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the upcoming bunch of "Orioles Classics" will take you back to some noteworthy moments in O's history, including the first game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr.'s...
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