Found February 21, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
(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 in batting practice with Orioles players before an intrasquad game. The Baltimore Sun’s Orioles Insider reports Phelps was in town to film a new episode of the Golf Channel reality show The Haney Project (although it should be noted that Phelps does not need any help with his putting, if this video is any indication) Phelps was provided with his own custom Baltimore Orioles jersey adorned with the No. 18 (in reference to the number of Olympics gold medals the swimmer has won) and took a couple of rounds in the cage. Phelps, despite telling manager Buck Showalter he hadn’t played baseball since he was ...

Michael Phelps takes B.P. with Orioles

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 [...]

Baltimore Orioles: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Baltimore Orioles bucked their trend in 2012, shooting up the AL East ladder and making a rare playoff appearance. Their 93-69 record was not only surprising but it broke a streak of consecutive last place finishes dating back to 2008. In fact, they hadn’t put together so much as a winning season since 1997. So to say that they shocked the baseball world is certainly fair....

30 Prospects in 30 Days: Dylan Bundy – SP – Baltimore Orioles

courtesy of StephMartin0378 on flickr Dylan Bundy is the highest rated pitching prospect in all of baseball, and is creating a lot of buzz and excitement around Baltimore regarding his future.  You can’t blame an Orioles fan for envisioning him as their Stephen Strasburg.  But before we hop into Doc Brown’s Delorean and head to the future, let’s take a look at what matters...

Will Brian Roberts Make an Impact in 2013?

It has been quite a journey for Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts for the past several seasons. Roberts is the longest tenured member of the Orioles, having played his entire 12-year career with the organization; however, he has spent more time as a bystander than on the field. Now the question for Orioles fans is this: can Roberts still be a productive player...

Jair Jurrjens And The 2013 Orioles

Against all, or at least most,odds the Baltimore Orioles flew on into the playoffs  in 2012. It defied logic really. I mean on paper they had no business being there. They were not picked by, I would go ahead and say anyone, to even finish higher than fifth in the A.L. East, let alone make the playoffs. They even managed to take the New York Yankees to five games in the League...

Here Are The Orioles Playing Cornhole In The Clubhouse

I know there are many of you, probably more than 50 percent of you, that don’t like the Orioles, and that’s fine. But here are Kevin Gausman and Chris Davis playing cornhole in the clubhouse, as Manny Machado looks on, and I dare you to not like that. (Image taken with love from Baltimore Sports Report on Tumblr.)

Early Starting-Five Eval: Baltimore Orioles

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O’s Remember Earl Weaver With Big Orange Patch

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Michael Phelps Looked Like a Fish Out Of Water At Orioles Batting Practice

Michael Phelps took his talents to Ed Smith Stadium today as the Olympian swimmer tried his hand at America’s favorite past time. Phelps went to the batting cages to see how he would fare at the plate, and he didn’t exactly turn any heads. He especially didn’t impress O’s manager Buck Showalter who when asked about Phelps’ performance responded by saying, “I haven...

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Michael Phelps takes batting practice with the Baltimore Orioles (Picture)

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)

Michael Phelps takes batting practice with Orioles (VIDEO)

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...

Michael Phelps to Take Batting Practice With Orioles at Spring Training (Photo)

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 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...

Michael Phelps takes batting practice with Baltimore Orioles

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. [CSN Baltimore]
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