Matthew Taylor: On life, baseball and near loss

As I writer, I know the advice: Avoid cliches. That means I shouldn't write about fathers and baseball any more than I already do, and I certainly shouldn't pull out the line from "Field of Dreams": "Hey dad, wanna have a catch?" I'm going to do both, and more, because as a writer I also understand that sometimes you have to break the rules. This ... read more

Bundle up and back the Birds at FanFest on Saturday

Do you find yourself craving the warmth of summer nights spent at Camden Yards? You're not alone. But since we can't time travel to opening day just yet, we have something equally as exciting lined up for you this weekend: Orioles FanFest 2015! You know the drill: MASN will be on-site all day at the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday, Jan 31, hooking you ... read more

Get ready for FanFest with two "Orioles Classics" this week

Good news, Orioles fans. FanFest is just four days away! That's right. For one day, you can dream of warmer weather and baseball diamonds. While we wait for FanFest, stay inside, warm up and watch two "Orioles Classics" on MASN HD. Here's what's on deck this week: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.: In 2012, "Manny Mania" was alive in Charm City. Playing just the second ... read more

Warm up with five "Orioles Classics" on MASN HD

Breathe, Birdland. We're one week closer to the start of spring training. If you are suffering from Orioles withdrawal, we may have a cure: Five "Orioles Classics" on MASN HD this week. We have a variety of games, including three from the past two seasons, one from 2007 and one from 1992. Here's what's on deck: Monday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m. and 11 p.m.: We ... read more

Orioles announce autograph lineup for FanFest (vouchers sell out)

The Orioles have released their autograph schedule for FanFest. Autograph vouchers for the Esskay Autograph Stations will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 at orioles.com/fanfest. FanFest will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with early entry for Orioles season plan members beginning at 10 a.m. Autograph sessions will begin at 11:20 a.m., ... read more

Throwback Thursday: "Get that man a quarterback job"

This week, there's been a lot of buzz surrounding Manny Machado's appearance at the Orioles' minicamp. After season-ending surgery in 2014, the third baseman explained that he's itching to get back out there. In just 82 games this season, Machado reminded fans about his flashy, award-winning defense. He also reminded Albert Pujols ... twice. In the second game of the Birds' home series against the ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The best play of 2014

It may be 2015, but that doesn't mean we can't look back on the Orioles' most memorable moments from last season. On that note, let's take a look back at the best defensive play from 2014. In case you don't already have an idea of which play I'm referring to, let me break it down for you. The Rays had runners on first and second ... read more

Watch two "Orioles Classics" this week on MASN HD

It is officially the new year, Birdland. This means we are that much closer to the start of a new baseball season. As winter weather appears to be in full swing this week, you can stay warm by reliving some Orioles magic from this past season, as well as the 2012 campaign. Here's what's on deck this week: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m.: It was ... read more