Welcome to Spring Training
When I walked into Ed Smith Stadium’s main office today in some ways it felt like I never left. Reporters spend a lot of time at their team’s Spring Training home and I’m pretty lucky that the Orioles facility is top-of-the-line and the media room is located right next to the clubhouse. Today, and nearly every day from now until the end of March, I’ll be in Sarasota, Fla. on the back fields watching mound sessions and fielding practice while keeping track of games at Ed Smith Stadium with a slew of substitutions and high uniform numbers.
So, what can you expect coverage-wise? I thought it’d be helpful for those new to the blog and/or various forms of social media to break down how I plan on providing in-depth and up-to-the-minute updates of all things Orioles until the team heads north.
This blog will be updated several times, including lineups when the games start going, and I will wrap up every day with a post that recaps news and touches on the tidbits that don’t have a home on Orioles.com. You can check out here. I’ll have a few photographs to accompany that daily wrap-up blog, but if you are a picture person there will be a steady stream of them posted on my Instragram account (brittghiroli).
For breaking news, Twitter is your best bet and you can follow me @britt_ghiroli. The main website, Orioles.com, will have longer stories and news that warrants a full headline. I’ll also have player profiles and, just like last year, there will be video interviews from the team available daily.
I will be introducing two new daily features, one of which I need your help with. I get a lot of questions on Twitter and by email and a lot of them are really insightful so I’ve decided to do a “Question of the Day” blog this spring. To submit yours you can either email me with “Question of the Day” in the subject or hashtag your query on Twitter with #QOTD. That will kick off tomorrow.
Also tomorrow, I’ll start doing a daily “Two Minutes with…” blog that will hopefully allow you to get to know a player in camp a little better. The questions will be fun, about food and pop culture, and it’ll continue all spring.