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Michael Phelps has conquered the swimming world, and now he’s trying his hand at baseball — or batting practice at least.
Phelps is a “non-roster invitee” at Baltimore Orioles camp on Thursday, according to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com. The Olympic gold medalist arrived at the Orioles’ spring training facility at 10:30 a.m. He’s wearing No. 18 for the number of gold medals he’s won.
We last saw Phelps hobnobbing with the Ravens after their AFC Championship win over the Patriots. The Towson, Md., native is a big Baltimore sports fan.
Check out the photo below of Phelps checking in with outfielder Adam Jones before taking batting practice.
Photo via Twitter/@Orioles
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Tweet Record 18-time Olympic gold-medalist and Maryland native Michael Phelps was welcomed in Sarasota, Florida on Thursday to take some swings with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles pulled out all of the bells and whistles for Phelps, giving him a locker, a name-plate, a jersey and of course actually letting him step into the batter’s [...]
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(Photo credit: Christopher T. Assaf /Baltimore Sun) Never let it be said or argued that Michael Phelps doesn’t spread his love around to more than just the Ravens when it comes to Baltimore sports teams. On Thursday, the 27-year-old Olympic champion and die-hard Baltimore sports fan (and close personal friend of Ray Lewis), showed up at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. to participate...
Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps was in the Baltimore Orioles camp in Sarasota, Florida and took batting practice. And judging by the clip below, he could probably swim half a length in the same amount of time it takes to get his bat through the strike zone.
“It’s been a long time since I swung a bat,” Phelps said before walking into the cage.
A few minutes before he starting...
For those of you wondering what swimmer Michael Phelps is doing these days, it appears that he's trying his hand at baseball....or at least batting practice
Phelps attended Baltimore Orioles spring training today as a "non-roster invitee" and below is a photo of him talking to outfielder Adam Jones:
(Courtesy of NESN)
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(Image taken with love from Baltimore Sports Report on Tumblr.)
It must be nice to be Michael Phelps these days. After retiring from swimming, Phelps has been seen in the Ravens locker room celebrating the teams Super Bowl victory and now taking pointers from Buck Showalter (Orioles manager) and hitting batting practice. Being a young celebrity has its perks in a city that is tasting winning, from both sports, for the first...
In Sarasota, Florida for the filming of an upcoming ‘Haney Project’ episode, Michael Phelps got some swings in during the Baltimore Orioles training camp on Thursday.
The 18-time Olympic gold medal winner could use a few pointers on his loopy baseball swing.
AL BEast Notebook – Feb 21
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Here is the patch the Orioles will wear in 2013 on their jersey sleeve in honor of Earl Weaver: twitter.com/Orioles/status…
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) February 22, 2013
Classy gesture, though I’d prefer it say “Earl ********* Weaver.” RIP.
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