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Baltimore Orioles to Host Fall Instructional League in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 20 through October 9.

The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system.

Games are played on the Main Field, with parking available in the East Lot at no charge. Spectators may enter the ballpark through the Left Field Gate. The full Instructional League season schedule is listed below, and is also available online at www.orioles.com/sarasota. Dates and times are subject to change.

New this year, the Orioles will host small groups of players for camps that emphasize hitting and strength and conditioning. These additional camps will allow players to focus on improving certain areas of their game with access to Orioles coaches and athletic trainers at the team’s facility.

Orioles Fall League in Sarasota

Actor/Director Will Mackenzie on “Talk Across America”

Doug Miles talks Will Mackenzie about his career in show business, working a director of many hit comedies such as Scrubs, Everybody Loves Raymond, Reba, Family Ties and as an actor appearing on The Bob Newhart Show.





Baltimore Orioles Announce 2019 Sarasota Spring Training Schedule

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles today announced their 2019 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens Saturday, February 23, with a home game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL against the Minnesota Twins. The club’s Grapefruit League season, which features 17 home dates, will conclude with a home game on Monday, March 25, against the New York Mets.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Wednesday, February 13, while the full-squad report date is set for Monday, February 18. The 2019 season will mark the Orioles’ 10th consecutive Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s ninth at renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

The Orioles will face nine different Major League opponents during the club’s 17-game home schedule. The Orioles will play the Minnesota Twins four times at Ed Smith Stadium and the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Yankees twice each. The Orioles will also square off against the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, and Philadelphia Phillies each once at home.

Following Sunday home games, all children between the ages of 4-14 will be able to participate in a postgame Kids Run the Bases.

The Orioles will play 16 road games during the Spring Training season, including three trips to visit the Twins; two trips to take on the Blue Jays, Phillies, Pirates, Rays, Red Sox, and Yankees; and one trip to battle the Tigers.

In the nine years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, more than 988,000 fans have enjoyed Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium. An independent analysis commissioned by Sarasota County Government concluded that the Orioles generate approximately $97 million in annual economic impact back to taxpayers and residents. For more information, visit www.orioles.com/Sarasota.

Actress/Singer Audrey Landers on “Talk Across America”

Doug Miles talks with actress/singer Audrey Landers about her new film “Love at Sea” airing on the Hallmark Channel and her latest projects. Audrey is best known for her role as Afton Cooper on the classic TV series “Dallas”.





Baltimore Orioles Announce Plans for 2019 Dream Week in Sarasota, FL

(Sarasota, FL) Baltimore Orioles fans will once again be able to enjoy a week filled with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities at the club’s 2019 Dream Week, from January 27-February 2, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida. Open to adults, regardless of ability, Dream Week provides fans with an opportunity to play at the Orioles’ year-round baseball facilities in Sarasota at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex.

Dream Week offers participants the full major league treatment — playing daily doubleheader intra-squad games and receiving instruction from National Baseball Hall of Famer and Orioles Legend Jim Palmer and former Orioles Al Bumbry, Rick Dempsey, Mike Devereaux, Chris Hoiles, Scott McGregor, Gregg and many more. In addition to on-field play, participants will enjoy beachfront accommodations on Lido Key; a personalized home uniform, alternate jersey, and cap; a personalized clubhouse locker; access to Orioles athletic trainers and clubhouse staff; daily breakfast and lunch at the ballpark; evening social events throughout the week, including a Q&A and autograph session with the pros; and a reunion game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore during the 2019 regular season.

In addition to receiving daily instruction, participants will play doubleheader games each day at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park, and each team will get to play a game at Ed Smith Stadium. Special events throughout the week will include an Opening Night Reception, mid-week barbecue at Ed Smith Stadium, and a Closing Night Awards Banquet. Campers can look back on their unforgettable Dream Week moments with team and pro staff photos, a personalized baseball card, and a Dream Week video produced by the Orioles’ award-winning video productions staff. During the 2019 season, there will also be a Reunion Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for campers to reconnect with their Dream Week teammates.

Men and women age 30 or older are eligible to participate in Dream Week. All skill and ability levels are welcome to the camp each year, and campers can play in as many or as few of the games as they wish. There is no prerequisite of experience or physical ability required to attend.

Dream Week costs $4,601 (including Florida Sales Tax) and includes roundtrip airfare from Baltimore to Tampa, ground transfers to and from the airport to the hotel, transportation to and from the hotel to the ballpark each day, and six-night, seven-day hotel accommodations (double occupancy, private rooms are available for an additional charge) at the Lido Beach Resort Hotel. Breakfast and lunch each day at the ballpark is included in the cost, as well. Discounts are available to Orioles Season Plan Members and former Dream Week participants. Separate week and weekend packages are available for Dream Week guests.

Fans interested in participating in Dream Week should visit www.orioles.com/dreamweek, call 410-547-6063, or e-mail dreamweek@orioles.com to register or to receive more information.





WDMM Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 4/8/18

Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk Villanova basketball, Snowy baseball in NY, Yankees, Rays, Mets, Phillies, The Masters and more.

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Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles Opening Week of Baseball

Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk about baseball’s opening week, Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees, Mets, Phillies, remember Rusty Staub, preview the Masters and more.

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NY Yankees Baltimore Orioles spring training report 3/14/18

Don Henderson and Doug Miles recap the NY Yankees and Baltimore Orioles spring training from Sarasota, Florida.

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Philadelphia Phillies Baltimore Orioles spring training report 3/11/18

Don Henderson and Doug Miles recap the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies spring training from Sarasota, Florida.

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Baltimore Orioles Pittsburgh Pirates spring training report 3/10/18

Don Henderson and Doug Miles recap the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota, Florida spring training.

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