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Eagles removed from Ed Smith Stadium lights

The Baltimore Orioles had an unusual expenditure during the ongoing renovations to Ed Smith Stadium, the team’s Sarasota spring-training home: paying a private firm to remove two American eagles and their eggs from the right-field lights. The eagles decided to nest within the lights high above the ballpark this fall, despite ballpark renovations that brought […]

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Baltimore, MSA outline 2011 improvements to Orioles Park

The Baltimore Orioles and the Maryland Stadium Authority outlined a second year of enhancements to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, including more renovations on the club level, additional seat replacements and a slightly smaller capacity, creating a more intimate environment. Last off-season, all seats in the lower level from foul pole to foul pole were […]

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Kirk pitches Frederick on AtL ballpark lease; will settle for Keys

Atlantic League mogul Peter Kirk has pitched Frederick (Md.) officials on taking over the lease at Harry Grove Stadium for an independent-league team — but will settle for buying the Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League) as a consolation prize. Kirk certainly is one of the more interesting people in baseball, and he’s seizing […]

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Tides, BaySox, Keys re-up with O’s through 2014

The three eastern teams controlled by Ken Young extended their player-development deals with the Baltimore Orioles through 2014. The Norfolk Tides (Class AAA; International League), the Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League) and the Bowie BaySox (Class AA; Eastern League) all extended their existing player-development deals.  “We are extremely excited to continue our partnership […]

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Ed Smith Stadium / Baltimore Orioles

Ed Smith Stadium has seen a lot of change in recent years. First, the Cincinnati Reds and Sarasota Reds bailed at the end of the 2009 season. Then the Baltimore Orioles shifted spring-training operations to Sarasota for 2010, signing a 30-year contract to play at a renovated facility. This offseason more extensive changes will take […]

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