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Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Pitcher David Hess Interview

Orioles pitcher David Hess talks about early spring training and his goals.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota, FL Hunter Harvey Interview

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Hunter Harvey talks about getting ready for the season.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota, FL Interview with Pitcher Richard Bleier

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Richard Bleier talks about getting ready for the season in spring training and being one of the younger veterans on the team.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota, FL Pitcher John Means

Orioles pitcher John Means talks about spring training and his expectations.

Baltimore Orioles Announce Sarasota Spring Training Promotions

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles invite fans of all ages to celebrate the club’s 10th anniversary at Ed Smith Stadium with a variety of events and promotions throughout the 2020 Spring Training season.

Again this year, fans are invited to watch Orioles practice at Ed Smith Stadium from the first pitchers and catchers workout on February 12 through the final day of workouts on February 21. Practices will take place from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and complimentary parking is provided in the East Lot.

On Saturday, February 15, the Orioles will host the fifth annual Sarasota Springfest from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event, which is open admission to all, will feature Orioles practice, fan games, souvenir photos, local food trucks, and more. Fans will once again have opportunities to “Have A Catch” on the Ed Smith Stadium field, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark, and participate in a “Pitch for Charity” event to benefit Miracle League of Manasota. The event will conclude with a question and answer session with Orioles right-handed pitcher Hunter Harvey at approximately 12:45 p.m. For parking and additional event information, please visit Orioles.com/Springfest.

The Orioles will offer an extensive slate of unique promotions and giveaways throughout the Spring Training season. The list includes a Retro Swinging Bird T-Shirt on February 25, a Brooks Robinson Bobblehead on February 26, a Birdland Hawaiian Shirt on March 14, and a set of two Orioles Outdoor Pint Glasses on March 17.

The spring slate also features a variety of special events, including the debut of Post-Game Happy Hours, where fans can enjoy discounted drink specials after Sunday home games on February 23, March 8, and March 13. On March 14, the Orioles will host Youth Sports Day, presented by Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), for pre-registered youth sports teams. On March 19, baseball and basketball will come together for the Spring Madness Watch Party. The event, which is open admission to all, features games, contests, basketball, and more. The Orioles will wrap up the Spring Training season with Fireworks Night, presented by Sun-N-Fun RV Resort on March 21, the final of four-night games at Ed Smith Stadium this spring.

Kids Run the Bases will return in 2020 following every Sunday home game for fans ages four to 14. Seniors Run the Bases also returns on February 25, March 10, and March 17, for fans age 60 and over.

During every Saturday and Sunday home game, the Orioles will honor members of the Sarasota community who are selflessly working or volunteering to improve the lives of others through the Birdland Community Heroes program. To nominate a hero, please visit www.Orioles.com/Spring

Additionally, Ed Smith Stadium will debut several new concessions locations and menu items in 2020, including a new “Boog’s Spring Training Brew” at Boog’s BBQ and the all-new Corona Cantina, located on the first base side of the second level, which will offer an assortment of tacos, chips and salsa, loaded nachos, arepas, and guacamole. The Orioles Fit Grill has also been reimagined and will open in a new location on the first base side of the main concourse.

For the complete list of spring promotions and more information on Spring Training and the Orioles in Sarasota, click on picture below. Please visit www.Orioles.com/Spring.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota 2-11-20 Manager Brandon Hyde and GM Mike Elias

The Baltimore Orioles have arrived in Sarasota, FL for spring training. Manager Brandon Hyde and GM Mike Elias met with the media to talk about the team getting ready for training camp and their expectations.

Baltimore Orioles Add N.Y. Mets To Spring Schedule in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they will host an additional home game during their 10th anniversary season in Sarasota. The Orioles will play against the New York Mets at Ed Smith Stadium on Monday, March 23 at 1:05 p.m.

Single-game tickets for the club’s Grapefruit League season, which now features 17 home dates in Sarasota, will go on sale on Saturday, January 11 at orioles.com/spring

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 11, while the full-squad report date is set for Sunday, February 16. The 2020 season will mark the Orioles’ 11th consecutive Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s 10th at renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

Courtesy Dan Kubus/Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles Team Up With Local Charities To Fight Hunger In Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles are once again teaming up this fall with local charities Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program and All Faiths Food Bank to fight hunger in Sarasota.

To support the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program, the Orioles will collect non-perishable food items at Ed Smith Stadium beginning on Monday, November 4, and will host the charity’s Thanksgiving Sorting Day at the ballpark on Friday, November 22. Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Ed Smith Stadium, located at 2700 12th Street, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The collection station is located inside Café 54 on Euclid Avenue. The stadium will be closed on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Sponsored by mayors and government leaders in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program is a nonprofit coalition of charitable organizations, service agencies and religious institutions. Last year, the program collected and donated 72 tons of nonperishable food and 2,300 turkeys. All the food collected is given to the needy at no charge in time for Thanksgiving. Mayors’ Feed the Hungry also uses cash donations to distribute food gift cards. For more information, visit www.mayorsfeedthehungry.org

Tickets are on sale now for All Faiths Food Bank’s popular Bowls of Hope benefit, which will be held at Ed Smith Stadium on Sunday, November 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each year more than 1,500 guests attend the family-friendly event where 40 of the community’s finest restaurants and caterers serve delicious soups, breads, desserts, and more. Guests select beautiful, handcrafted bowls to keep — all donated by local potters, artists, and students — while enjoying a modest meal as a reminder of the empty bowls they help to fill.

Each year during Spring Training, the Orioles host a food collection drive for All Faiths Food Bank at Ed Smith Stadium. All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Its programs and partners focus on serving children, families, seniors, veterans, and those in crisis. In 2018, All Faiths Food Bank distributed 10.5 million pounds of food, which equates to 8.75 million meals to 82,000 people in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. For more information, visit www.allfaithsfoodbank/bowlsofhope.org

Baltimore Orioles to Host Howl-O-Ween Movie Night at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota Oct. 12th

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles, in partnership with Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and the Sarasota Film Festival, invite families from across Sarasota County to wear their favorite Halloween costumes and come to Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, October 12 for a free evening of fun, safe activities, including a family-friendly movie.

The fifth annual Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular includes children’s games, activities and photo opportunities with the Oriole Bird beginning at 5:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., guests will enjoy a free movie – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (rated PG) screened on the outfield video board. Guests may choose any seat in the ballpark to enjoy the movie. Ongoing ballfield renovations will prevent on-field access.

Photo Courtesy Baltimore Orioles

Parking and admission are free. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for All Faith’s Food Bank. OneBlood will conduct blood donations, and donors will receive a free, Halloween-themed T-shirt and a movie ticket voucher. Concessions will be available for purchase. No coolers or outside food allowed, however, sealed plastic bottles of water are permitted. Parking is available in the East Lot. Enter the ballpark through the left field gate. For event details, visit www.orioles.com/Sarasota.

Baltimore Orioles Announce 2020 Spring Training Schedule in Sarasota, FL

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles today announced their 2020 Grapefruit League home opener will be on Sunday, February 23 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. against the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles will open their Spring slate one day earlier on Saturday, February 22, with a road game in North Port, FL against the Atlanta Braves. The club’s Grapefruit League season, which features 16 home dates, will conclude with a home game on Sunday, March 22, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 11, while the full-squad report date is set for Sunday, February 16. The 2020 season will mark the Orioles’ 11th consecutive Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s 10th at renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

Courtesy Dan Kubus/Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles will face 10 different Major League opponents during the club’s 16-game home schedule. The Orioles will host the following teams twice at Ed Smith Stadium: the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Orioles will also square off against the Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Washington Nationals each once at home.

Eight of the club’s 16 home games will be on either a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. 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 two trips to visit the Braves, Phillies, Red Sox, Pirates, Rays, and Twins; and one trip each to take on the Nationals, Marlins, Yankees, and Blue Jays.

In the 10 years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training to Sarasota, more than one million fans have attended Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium.