An Opening Day that seemed scripted for disaster Thursday at Camden Yards ended with the longest-tenured Oriole — center fielder Adam Jones — the hero.
Sure, the Orioles won, 3-2, in 11 innings on a walk-off homer, just as they did in last year's season opener. But Thursday's victory flipped the script.
Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph hit a two-run triple to break a scoreless deadlock on Opening Day, and later cast the team in his own underdog image as he looked forward to the rest of the season.
Opening Day was the usual celebration of renewal for the Orioles and their fans, but it was also a time to reflect on those who might not be with the team next year.
How our reporters and editors saw the Orioles' 3-2 walk-off win against the Minnesota Twins on Opening Day at Camden Yards.
For the five Orioles enjoying their first major league Opening Day on Thursday, the opportunity is one that will vindicate a lifetime of hard work and fulfill childhood dreams.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said putting Chris Davis at leadoff was like "a new toy, something that signifies a new start" as the team looks to get full value from its highest-paid slugger.
This baseball season, MASN and MASN2 are the exclusive channels to watch the Orioles in the Mid-Atlantic region. About 20 games last season could also be seen on WJZ.
Fans from Anne Arundel County expressed optimism about the prospects of the Baltimore Orioles this season on a beautiful Opening Day at Camden Yards.
Orioles fans spent much of the offseason in a glum mood, but spirits lifted when the club landed pitcher Alex Cobb just nine days before opening their 2018 season against the Minnesota Twins,
The Orioles are hoping their new policy, of allowing kids 9 and under in for free, will bring more youngsters to the ballpark. It's just the latest of several kid-centric attractions the team uses to make the game appeal to the much-younger set and reverse a decline in attendance.
Whether first baseman Chris Davis bats leadoff on Opening Day or not, it's clear that the Orioles are going to try whatever means necessary to get their highly paid slugger going this year.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said catcher Caleb Joseph will play more often early in the season, but he envisions an equal partnership to grow with Chance Sisco.
Gates will open at noon Thursday for Orioles Opening Day, and more details fans need to know for the team's season opener against the Minnesota Twins.
There will be no lineup of Orioles baseball games on WJZ or any other over-the-air Baltimore broadcast channels this season, the CBS-owned station and Orioles confirmed Tuesday.
The reaction to news Tuesday that MASN was no longer going to allow the Orioles to be seen on over-the-air TV this year was swift and mainly one-sided on social media.
Dine-in customers at Chick-fil-a wearing Orioles apparel will receive the sandwich from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday while supplies last.
Opening Day forecast: Mild temperatures, 20 percent chance of rain in store for Oriole Park at Camden Yards
It should feel more like spring for Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with mild temperatures in the forecast — but also a chance for rain showers.
Orioles top prospect Austin Hays acknowledged that being sent to Double-A Bowie to start the season was a "letdown," but said he learned a lot from his first major league camp.