Five "Orioles Classics" to air on MASN this week

I've got good news, Birdland. Grapefruit League games begin for the Orioles on Tuesday, March 3 and MASN HD will air its first spring training game of the year on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. While we rejoice in the return of live Grapefruit League baseball, be sure to catch five "Orioles Classics" this week. Here's what's on deck: Monday, March 2, 1 p.m.: ... read more

Throwback Thursday: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ...

With the recent addition of Everth Cabrera, it looks like the Orioles roster is coming together, but there are still position battles to be fought. Right now, David Lough is fighting for a spot on the 25-man roster. In his first year in Baltimore, Lough contributed some memorable moments to a memorable season. The one that comes to mind for me is ... well, let's ... read more

Birdland Golf Classic raises $40,000 for Miracle League of Manasota

The fifth annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic, held Monday at the Founders Club in Sarasota, was a rousing success, raising more than $40,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota. Those monies will help to fund the Miracle League for the entire upcoming season, ensuring that 14,000 school-aged children with disabilities and their adult counterparts in Manatee and Sarasota counties can continue to play ball. Their ... read more

Watch three "Orioles Classics" this week on MASN HD

Raise you hand if you're done with Old Man Winter. Yeah, me too. After yet another snowstorm, the sights coming out of Sarasota are looking better every day. While we're still five days away from Orioles spring training games, you can enjoy three "Orioles Classics" this week on MASN HD. Here's what's on deck: Monday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.: You don't want to miss the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: Wieters' extra special walk-off

Today's the day! Spring training officially kicks off today in Sarasota. It's nice to have warm weather and Orioles baseball going on, even if it is hundreds of miles away from Baltimore. As camp gets under way, there are still questions that remain to be answered for the Birds. Near the top of the list: Will Matt Wieters be ready for opening day? Last season ... read more

Orioles' partnership with Sarasota County proves valuable for both parties

While the Orioles' location of spring training operations in Sarasota County began as a back-up plan of sorts, it has become a valuable and uniting force between the O's and the county. When the Orioles failed to lock down a long-term deal with the city of Fort Lauderdale for spring operations more than five years ago, they began to look west. "We did the ... read more

MASN's Mike Bordick recalls O's 1999 exhibition in Cuba

When President Barack Obama announced plans to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba in December, news broke less than two months later that the Orioles are among the teams interested in playing an exhibition game there this spring. This might all sound familiar for a reason. Sixteen years ago, after the United States lifted travel restrictions to Cuba, the Orioles played a home-and-home exhibition series with ... read more

Henneman has lived the duration of "60 Years of Orioles Magic"

When the Orioles were seeking a writer to chronicle their first six decades in Baltimore, longtime journalist Jim Henneman was a logical choice, one found in their own backyard. The 79-year-old Henneman's lifetime practically mirrors the Orioles' tenure in Charm City. As a youth, he worked in the clubhouse at Oriole Park, home of the team during its Triple-A run from 1946-53. He attended the ... read more