Breaking with more than 25 years of team policy about Camden Yards being a baseball-exclusive venue, the Orioles announced Thursday that Billy Joel will hold the first-ever standalone concert at their ballpark July 26.
Only 10 Major League Baseball teams, including the Baltimore Orioles, don't have a naming rights deal or a pending one for their ballparks. Such deals — which can produce revenue of more than $10 million a year — have become the norm in professional sports. But don't expect any changes at Camden Yards.
It doesn't matter that we only got to watch two innings (they were the only two the Orioles scored any runs), I got to cross another venue off my bucket list of baseball stadiums – Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz, who set a career high with his 34th homer of the season in Friday¿s 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, said playing at Wrigley Field offers an atmosphere unique from other ballparks.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been able to pick-and-choose how he used his bullpen against the White Sox this week mainly because he¿s received at least seven innings from his starters in each of the past three games.
Struggling Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will be sent to the bullpen for the time being, manager Buck Showalter announced before Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he hasn't told right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez whether he will remain in the rotation, but the handwriting is on the wall -- and the way the starters align -- it looks like Jimenez will, at the least, have his next turn skipped.
As seen during this week¿s homestand at Camden Yards, the Orioles typically do all they can avoid doubleheaders ¿ and the obstacles they bring ¿ but playing one Saturday in Boston could prove to be beneficial to the Orioles in more ways than one.
With a family of Division-I football players, football seemed like the obvious choice for Matt McPhearson. Instead, he chose baseball, and tonight the speedy center fielder could become the first high school or college player from the state to be drafted in the first or second round of baseball's amateur draft since 2007.
In the sixth inning, Orioles left fielder Nate McLouth raced into foul ground and went into the stands full speed giving chase to a fly ball off the bat of Colby Rasmus. As McLouth went back to his position, an opened aluminum can was thrown onto the field.