Saturday, February 23, 2013
Baltimore Orioles topped the Minnesota Twins 5-3 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.
The Baltimore Orioles started off their return to Sarasota with a 5-3 win Saturday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins. Nearly 6,000 fans attended the home opener at Ed Smith Stadium for the Orioles' fourth year in Sarasota. New addition outfielder Trayvon Robinson was the star of the game, knocking a two-run homer out of the park, according to Orioles.com: Trayvon Robinson's two-run homer in the eighth inning gave the O's a 5-3 victory over the Twins in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener at Ed Smith Stadium, which featured a moment of silence and video tribute for Orioles great Earl Weaver, who passed away last month at age 82. The Orioles' first run of the spring was scored by catcher Matt Wieters, who doubled to open the second …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Saturday is Opening Day at Ed Smith Stadium, and there is plenty going on before, during and after the Orioles' game.
Besides baseball itself, there is plenty to watch for and listen at Ed Smith Stadium today for Opening Day. From an opera singer to free flowers, we have you covered for tomorrow's game. Game, Gates and Parking The Baltimore Orioles take on the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. Gates open at 11:05 a.m. Parking is available beside Ed Smith Stadium on the north and south sides of 12th Street. Vehicles dropping off or picking up guests with special needs or disabilities are permitted to utilize the East Lot for this purpose. No vehicles are permitted to park curbside, nor are people able to stand and wait with vehicles. Food and Coolers Food and drinks are allowed inside the ballpark if they meet the following guidelines: Free Stuff National …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps is in Sarasota to film a Golf Channel special at Laurel Oaks.
Olympian champion and Maryland native Michael Phelps is not in Sarasota to swim the Gulf of Mexico, but is out of the water taking batting practice with the Baltimore Orioles and hitting the links. Phelps has been spotted around Sarasota this week, and is chiefly in town to film a Golf Channel special for The Haney Project, which chronicles Phelps' attempt to jumpstart a professional golf career, The Baltimore Sun reports. The Sun also reported the filming is taking place at Laurel Oak Country Club. But Phelps couldn't pass up a chance to take batting practice with his hometown team, the Baltimore Orioles. As seen in the videos above, he didn't exactly knock them out of Ed Smith Stadium. Just because he's the most decorated Olympian ever, …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Spring Training exhibition game will be part of the World Baseball Classic.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The Baltimore Orioles announced that their exhibition game on Wednesday, March 6 will be played against Team Spain at 1:05 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, as opposed to Team Brazil as originally listed. Season ticket holders at Ed Smith Stadium will receive complimentary tickets as part of their season package to the World Baseball Classic exhibition game, while all single game tickets will go on sale January 26. Prices for the WBC exhibition will be $15 for Infield and Lower Box (regularly $24 and $22), $10 for Reserved Grandstand (regularly $18) and $5 for the Left Field Pavilion (regularly $16). The World Baseball Classic is an international tournament, sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, featuring some of the best players …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Orioles Spring Training attendance dips in 2012 compared to 2011, but this year's figures don't include attendance for college games.
The Baltimore Orioles Spring Training couldn't top its record attendance in 2011 during this year's season at Ed Smith Stadium. The O's drew 106,398 people at its games this year, averaging about 7,093 people per game, according to numbers released by Florida Sports today. The comparison isn't complete yet as Florida Sports did not count attendance played against college teams or minor league teams — the Orioles played against Florida Southern College and State College of Florida — in addition to playing one less home game overall than last year. The Orioles don't count those two games either, according to a team spokesman. "We are very pleased with attendance considering the schedule was not as favorable and we had the one fewer home game…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Baltimore Orioles minor league players to play at Ed Smith Stadium complex through June.
The Baltimore Orioles might have flown north back to Maryland to play ball, but minor league players are still in Sarasota honing their game. Minor league players will participate in games on Field 4 at Ed Smith Stadium complex starting today at noon against the Minnesota Twins. There is no charge to attend the games. Gates open 30 minutes before game time. Free parking is available in the East Lot. Please note that game times and locations are subject to change without notice due to weather conditions. ORIOLES EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING HOME GAMES Tuesday, April 10, 12 p.m. vs Minnesota Twins Thursday, April 12, 12:30 p.m. vs Boston Red Sox Friday, April 13, 1 p.m. vs Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, April 17, 12:30 p.m. vs Boston Red Sox …