Feb. 13, 2014
I've never been to Sarasota. Every time I receive a new batch of photos from friend of the blog Norm Schimmel I start planning my first trip in my head.
Norm's latest images show the Orioles banners that went up around Sarasota this week as well as the stadium preparations taking place.
Pitchers and catchers have reported. Spring Training has arrived.
Feb. 6, 2014
The Orioles are celebrating their 60th anniversary in Baltimore during the 2014 season. The diamond anniversary recognizes the St. Louis Browns' 1954 move to Baltimore, where they became the Orioles. Throughout the 2014 season, Roar from 34 will take a trip down (not-my-own) memory lane and bring stories from the Orioles' inaugural 1954 season. Happy Diamond Anniversary, Baltimore.
Feb. 3, 2013
It's beginning to look a lot like ... baseball season. With the Super Bowl now behind us, it's time to focus on things like moving trucks being unpacked in Sarasota, Fla. Here are a few images of the action from Monday courtesy of Sarasota Friend of the Blog Norm Schimmel.
Jan. 24, 2014
"This was the only place I wanted to be the rest of my career."
Jan. 17, 2014
Here's some good news for Baltimore fans looking to keep a certain young third baseman in town for the long haul: The Orioles can retain free agents named Machado. They've done it before.
Jan. 15, 2014
ESPN has announced its Sunday Night Baseball schedule through July 20. The Orioles are on the schedule twice, and you can guess which two teams they'll be playing: the Yankees and the Red Sox. No surprises there.
Jan. 3, 2014
Happy New Year, Orioles fans. Did anyone else receive an Orioles desk calendar as a Christmas gift? If so, you've probably already seen the inspiration for this week's Flashback Friday post.
The O's desk calendar entry for Thursday featured the following trivia question: Who was the youngest player to appear in a game for the Orioles?
Answer: Catcher Frank Zupo made his big league debut on July 1, 1957 at 17 years and 305 days old.
That's only part of the story.
Oct. 4, 1969
Two 12th-inning bunts proved to be the difference in the playoff opener for the Earl Weaver-led Baltimore Orioles on this day in 1969.