As the Orioles make their way down to Sarasota, your newest Baltimore Orioles reporter for MLB.com is in neighboring Bradenton, where today’s temperature in the 60s had me jumping for joy. My name is Brittany Ghiroli and today marked my first official day on the beat. I’m beyond excited for this opportunity, so much so that I came down here three days before my condo’s ready to bond with some of my family. The sunshine and chance to escape the snow up and down I-95 didn’t hurt either.
If you’re a frequent reader of MLB.com you might have seen my byline a couple of other places, most recently during the Yankees’ World Series run. In addition to freelancing for the Mets and Yankees sites, I spent last year working for MiLB.com and got my start as an associate reporter for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008.
With two years of experience in the AL East, I can assure you I will bring the complete and continual coverage of the O’s you’ve come to expect. Here you can find all the breaking news and analysis on the site, as well as pictures, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and other fun tidbits. It’s going to be an exciting year and I hope you will bookmark this site and follow me on Twitter for constant updates. I consider this blog a collaborative effort, so don’t be afraid to chime in with a question, comment or suggestion. I want to know what kind of stories you want, what’s bugging you about the team’s offseason moves and whether you think Matt Wieters is poised for a breakout year.
I’ll be headed to the team’s workout complex on Tuesday, with plenty of pictures and hopefully some good tidbits from the newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium.
Ladies and gentlemen, baseball season is upon us. And it’s a glorious thing.