Found December 20, 2011 on
Yesterday, the Baltimore Orioles announced that there would be additional upgrades and renovations to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the 2012 season and beyond.
There’s more news about the changes here, here and here.
Some changes are subtle, others are not.
From the Orioles.com site:
BALTIMORE -- With 2012 being the 20th anniversary season of the famed Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the team announced on Monday a series of upgrades to improve the functionality of the stadium and pay tribute to the proud history of the franchise, most notably with a newly renovated area to honor the greatest Orioles of all time.
Larger-than-life sculptures of the Orioles' six retired numbers and National Baseball Hall of Famers (Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr.) will be unveiled during the course of the season. The sculptures will be located in an improved bullpen picnic grove. The area, which will receive significant upgrades and ad...
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Free-agent outfielder Endy Chavez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
Free-agent outfielder Endy Chavez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. An experienced and dependable fill-in, Chavez batted .301 with five homers and 27 RBIs in 83 games for the AL champion Texas Rangers last season. Dan Duquette, the Orioles' new executive vice president of baseball operations, says Chavez is a "tremendous defender" who gives the team...
The Orioles have signed Endy Chavez to a one-year $1.5mm deal, Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun reports. The deal also includes a total of $500k that Chavez can earn in unknown incentives.
Chavez hit .301 in 274 plate appearances for the Rangers in 2011. He played the entire outfield as he helped provide depth to in outfield that included injury prone Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz...
The Orioles announced their plans to renovate Camden Yards for the stadium’s 20th anniversary this upcoming season and, as I am sure you all know by now, that includes six bronze statues of the club’s current Hall of Famers.
The Orioles are looking for the new voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, as the team announced on Wednesday that longtime public announcer David McGowan has stepped down because of a change in his availability.
The Brewers have signed Cesar Izturis to a minor league contract, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. In a team release, the Brewers announced they've also signed left-hander Juan Perez to a minor league deal. Both players will receive invitations to Spring Training.
Izturis spent the last three seasons in Baltimore, hitting .240/.283/.292 in 958 plate appearances for the...
The Orioles announced some improvements/changes to Camden Yards today.