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Baltimore Orioles Spring Training caps and schedule released

SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 13: Kevin Gausman #39 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during the first inning of the Spring Training Game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 13, 2017 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 13: Kevin Gausman #39 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during the first inning of the Spring Training Game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 13, 2017 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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On Monday, the Baltimore Orioles and the rest of the MLB gave fans a little preview of what’s to come in the next 90+ days.

Baltimore Orioles fans got to see the latest spring training cap as well as the schedule for the spring training season.

With Opening Day falling on March 29, spring training ends earlier than usual. The first game is scheduled for February 23 against the Tampa Bay Rays and the final game is March 25 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

As usual, the spring training games will be played in sunny Sarasota at Ed Smith Stadium. The O’s open their season against the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards a few days after the close of spring training.

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According to the Orioles website, spring training tickets will go on sale January 13, 2018, at 10:00 AM. There are 13 home games, so tickets should sell quickly. The website also features a printable schedule for those who like to keep one with them at all times.

It’s all about the caps

While the spring training schedule gave us something to talk about, the release that caught our attention was the new spring training cap. The great looking new cap is all black with the “alternative logo” which is the buff Oriole bird swinging his huge bat. He’s swinging for the fences, just like the players do. Of all the MLB caps released today from all 30 teams, this is the best looking of them all. That bird is just too tough!

Looking a lot like the Players’ Weekend gear

The spring training caps can be purchased at the MLB Fanshop. These are good looking hats that will be favorites for many years to come. They are similar in style to the orange Players’ Weekend caps that featured the alternative Oriole bird logo, but the bat is slightly bigger on the practice caps. And, the black on the new caps is just too cool.

All of the MLB teams had their hats revealed today and several of them have similar to looks to the popular Players’ Weekend gear. And many teams have several spring training batting practice caps. For example, the Detroit Tigers have four options and the Tampa Bay Rays had three. But, the Orioles kept is simple and good looking with their one basic black cap.

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Of course, the caps were released just in time for Black Friday so you can get one or more to surprise your favorite Baltimore Orioles fan with the great looking gear. Get them before they’re gone!