Orioles Spring Trainer primer
For those interested in tickets/TV/radio times for Spring Training, read on.
*Individual tickets for all 16 of the Orioles’ spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Last season, the Orioles set an all-time Sarasota attendance record at Ed Smith Stadium with 115,506 fans over 16 games, including 10 sellouts.
Fans interested in season tickets, five game flex-plans or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional spring training ticket information may call the Orioles spring training office at 941-893-6300.
Spring training tickets for Orioles home games at Ed Smith Stadium may be purchased here.
*MASN will televise six Orioles spring training games, with the O’s’ March 5 prime time Grapefruit League opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates in kicking off coverage.
MASN will broadcast five more games from Ed Smith Stadium : March 11 against the Boston Red Sox; March 18 against the New York Yankees; March 23 against the Red Sox; March 24 against the Washington Nationals; and April 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays. All afternoon games will be replayed on the same day in prime time on MASN HD.
In the broadcast booth, joining Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer and play-by-play voices Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter, will be Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Mike Bordick, who will be making his MASN debut as a color analyst.
*The Orioles and 1090 AM WBAL Radio, the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced that 16 Orioles spring training games will be broadcast in 2012. The schedule includes the spring opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates from Ed Smith Stadium on Monday, March 5 at 7:05 p.m., and nine additional home games. Six of the 16 broadcasts will feature 30-minute Pre-Game and Post-Game Shows.
WBAL Radio will also broadcast all 162 Orioles 2012 regular season games. Longtime Orioles Radio Network broadcasters Joe Angel and Fred Manfra will again team up to call the action.
The complete schedule of spring training games to be carried live on WBAL Radio is below.
* Monday, March 5 – Pittsburgh Pirates – 7:05 p.m.
* Tuesday, March 6 – at Boston Red Sox – 1:35 p.m.
* Thursday, March 8 – Atlanta Braves – 1:05 p.m.
* Saturday, March 10 – at Philadelphia Phillies – 1:05 p.m.
* Sunday, March 11* – Boston Red Sox – 1:05 p.m.
* Tuesday, March 13 – Tampa Bay Rays – 1:05 p.m.
* Saturday, March 17 – Boston Red Sox – 1:05 p.m.
* Sunday, March 18* – New York Yankees – 7:05 p.m.
* Tuesday, March 20 – Philadelphia Phillies – 1:05 p.m.
* Friday, March 23 – Boston Red Sox – 1:05 p.m.
* Saturday, March 24 – Washington Nationals – 1:05 p.m.
* Sunday, March 25* – at Philadelphia Phillies – 1:05 p.m.
* Wednesday, March 28* – at Toronto Blue Jays – 1:05 p.m.
* Thursday, March 29* – at New York Yankees – 7:05 p.m.
* Saturday, March 31 – at Pittsburgh Pirates – 1:05 p.m.
* Sunday, April 1* – Tampa Bay Rays – 1:05 p.m.
*- Includes Pre-Game and Post-Game Shows