The Baltimore Orioles had to come up with a new way to connect with fans after scraping FanFest this year. They had the inaugural “Winter Warm-up” at Camden Yards in December, which seemed like a great event other than the fact that it was on Eutaw Street and it rained. But now we know what the other part of the plan is going to be.
The O’s will be hosting the first ever Birdland Caravan next month. In essence, players, coaches, and alumni will be venturing out into the community over a three-day period, hosting a series of Happy Hours for fans. The official release and the schedule of events is available by clicking here.
Other franchises do this sort of thing, and I think it could be a nice event to attend. Specifically, my understanding is that the February 7th event at the Green Turtle in White Marsh includes a guest bartending feature. So if you’ve ever wanted to get a martini from an Orioles’ player or coach, there’s your chance!
However this all falls under community outreach, and it’s a good thing. You’ll notice that none of the events on the docket are actually in Baltimore. They’re in surrounding suburbs and across the Old Line State. As opposed to FanFest or Winter Warm-up, this event is about the Orioles coming to you.