A few more notes..
*Cal Ripken will be back with TBS for his 6th MLB Postseason and will shift from the studio to a game crew during the League Division Series. He’ll work with Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz during the Wild Card and Division Series and shift back to the studio alongside Matt Winer, Dennis Eckersley and David Wells.
*The Fanstache™ is back—now in iconic orange—giving fans a way to support The Orioles as they buck-the-odds and bring playoff baseball back to Baltimore. Last fall, the purple Fanstache™ became an instant emblem of Baltimore pride, giving fans a fun way to support the Baltimore Ravens, while raising over $10,000 for a local charity. This fall, the orange Fanstache™ will donate 10% of all proceeds to Casey Cares, a local non-profit that provides uplifting programs to critically ill children.
Individuals and groups can find vendor information or order their Fanstache™ at http://www.fanstache.com.
*On Saturday, September 29, Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson will be the sixth and final Oriole honored as part of the Orioles Legends Celebration Series. A larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Robinson will be revealed in a ceremony in the Legends Area beyond center field beginning at 5:15 p.m. All gates open at 5:00 p.m., and all fans in attendance will receive a replica of the sculpture. Robinson will also be honored in an on-field ceremony and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.
Earlier this season the Orioles honored Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murry and Cal Ripken, Jr. Fans are encouraged to visit http://www.orioles.com/legends for more information on the the unveiling ceremonies. The ceremony will be on MASN and also streamed live on Orioles.com.
*In a special on-field ceremony tonight, Adam Jones was presented with a Key to the City by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Jones was recognized for his commitment to the city of Baltimore, particularly its youth. The Key to the City is the highest honor given by the Office of the Mayor and is reserved for esteemed residents and visitors. Youth from the Y of Central Maryland will also attend the ceremony as Jones has worked extensively with the organization and contributed $7,500 to them last year.
*The Oriole Advocates, Inc., with the cooperation and support of the Baltimore Orioles, have created The Oriole Way Award to recognize an Oriole player who has made significant contributions both on and off the field and who demonstrates a sincere willingness and desire to serve the community. The award will be presented annually to a Baltimore Orioles player whose active participation in the community embraces the Oriole Advocates’ mission of promoting and stimulating interest in baseball.
The first winner of this award is pitcher Jim Johnson who will be presented with the award in an on-field ceremony prior to the Orioles game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, September 30.