Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sneak Peek at Ed Smith Stadium

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune provides a preview of the Orioles’ renovated Spring Training home in the article “Ed Smith Stadium poised to be a jewel.” The latest batch of photos from Sarasota Friend of the Blog Norm Schimmel certainly supports that … Continue reading

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How have the Orioles fared during your lifetime?

If you’re in your 30s, or even younger, and you’re still a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, you qualify as a dedicated fan. A diehard even. Words like bandwagon and front runner do not apply. That’s because any Orioles fan … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Eternal: When Sammy Sosa came to Baltimore

There are plenty of good Spring Training updates out there along with projections for player and team performance headed into 2011. For something different, I figure it’s interesting to revisit stories of seasons past when, as seems to happen nearly … Continue reading

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Where to get your Orioles Spring Training fix

The Orioles are advertising for their first Spring Training game at Ed Smith Stadium. If, like me, you can’t, “Be there as we make history,” you can still catch the Birds on TV and radio. Here’s the MASN broadcast schedule … Continue reading

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The Spring Training story you’ll never see written

Spring Training is an extended exercise in the slow news day. I may envy those reporters who get to travel to Sarasota each spring to watch baseball, but I don’t envy the task with which they’re charged – trying to … Continue reading

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Great Moments in Orioles Facial Hair History

Vladimir Guerrero reported to O’s camp on Wednesday. So did his goatee. Per Orioles Insider: “He appeared to be in good shape and was sporting a goatee, which may have to come off under the Orioles restrictive facial hair policy.” … Continue reading

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More Spring Training Photos

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Spring Training. Images: Norm Schimmel -34-

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