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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 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.





Baltimore Orioles Spring Attendance Hits 100K Mark for 9th Time in 10 Seasons in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) With today’s crowd of 7,357 for this season’s Spring Training finale at Ed Smith Stadium against the N.Y. Mets, the Baltimore Orioles have drawn a total of 103,167 fans for 16 home games in Sarasota. It is the ninth time in 10 seasons that the Orioles have welcomed more than 100,000 fans at Ed Smith Stadium. Since moving Major League operations to Sarasota, 1,091,516 fans have enjoyed Orioles Spring Training baseball in Sarasota.

The Orioles recorded five sellouts this spring, including drawing a crowd of 8,623 on Wednesday, March 20 against Boston, the fifth-highest single-game attendance total at Ed Smith Stadium. On average, the club welcomed 6,448 fans per game, finishing among the top teams in Grapefruit League attendance.





Spring Training Report Sarasota 3-17-19 MLB Rule Changes

Don Henderson and Doug Miles broadcast from Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on St. Patrick’s Day. Topics include MLB rule changes, Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees.





Spring Training Report Sarasota: Orioles Yankees Red Sox Bryce Harper Tom Seaver

Don Henderson and Doug Miles broadcast from Sarasota and recap the week in spring training. Topics include the Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox, Bryce Harper, Tom Seaver and Joe Angel.





Baltimore Orioles Announce 2019 Broadcast Team

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles today announced the broadcast team for the 2019 season for MASN, the Orioles Radio Network and Orioles and MASN digital platforms.

Longtime broadcaster Joe Angel has retired after 19 seasons as the “Voice of the Orioles” on the Orioles Radio Network. Angel spent more than four decades calling Major League Baseball games, including two World Series, 44 postseason games, and seven no-hitters. His signature calls of “In the WIN column,” “Wave it bye, bye,” and “Hasta la vista, pelota” have been enjoyed by fans across Birdland for nearly two decades.

ESPN broadcaster Kevin Brown will join the Orioles Radio Network in 2019, serving as a play-by-play announcer for approximately 50 Orioles games this season. Brown currently serves as a play-by-play commentator on ESPN’s coverage of college football, basketball, hockey, and softball. In addition, he previously served as lead broadcaster with the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, while serving as the Chiefs’ director of broadcasting and media relations. Brown is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where he earned a degree in broadcast journalism.

MASN All-Access host and reporter SARA PERLMAN will become the network’s sideline reporter, providing on-field reports for all regular season Orioles games. She joined MASN in 2017 to host MASN All-Access, MASN’s digital show on Facebook Live, where she covered the Orioles and Washington Nationals. A graduate of the University of Florida, Perlman previously served as a sideline reporter and color analyst for the North American Soccer League and Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and as a cage-side reporter for MMA Fights on UFC Fight Pass.

Local Baltimore media personality and 105.7 The Fan broadcaster Rob Long will join the O’s Xtra pregame and postgame shows as the program’s weekend host. Long currently serves as a co-host for Baltimore’s Big Bad Morning Show on the Orioles Radio Network flagship station, 105.7 The Fan.

Returning to their previous in-game roles are veteran broadcasters Gary Thorne, a Sarasota resident in the off-season, who enters his 13th season as MASN’s lead play-by-play announcer, and Jim Hunter, who returns for his 23rd year as a member of the Orioles broadcast team. Hunter will serve as the Orioles Radio Network’s play-by-play announcer for a majority of games, while also continuing to appear on MASN’s broadcasts.

Hall of Famer and Orioles Legend Jim Palmer will return for his 27th season as lead analyst on MASN and his 56th season as a member of the Orioles organization. Former Orioles Mike Bordic, Dave Johnson, Ben McDonald, Gregg Olson and Brian Roberts will also provide in-game analysis throughout the season on MASN and the Orioles Radio Network.

Orioles Hall of Famer Rick Dempsey will return for his 13th season as a member of the Orioles broadcast team, continuing his role on the O’s Xtra pre- and postgame show. Tom Davis returns to the program for his fourth season and his 21st year on Orioles telecasts, serving as the weekday host on O’s Xtra.