Orioles Unveil New Uniforms to Help Them Climb out of the AL East Cellar

Hey, at least if the Baltimore Orioles won't be making any big splashes in the off-season by making legitimate runs at some of the high-priced free agent talent, their fans do have something to be excited about.

The new road uniforms -- modeled here by young stud Nick Markakis alongside Adam Jones, who sports the "new" home uniforms -- have "BALTIMORE" on them! OMG!!

As I alluded to with the above quotations, don't the home unis look exactly the same? No matter, the real news here is the change on the away duds.

Boog Powell's jacked, so there's that.

"It's a really special moment," Powell told the estimated crowd of 2,500 today at an Orioles fan rally at The Gallery at Harborplace. "Even though I put it on for 17 years, I get just as much of a thrill putting it on this morning."

The road uniforms had said "Orioles" across the chest since 1973, so the nostalgic choice was to go old-school and put "Baltimore" back where it belonged.

"I hope it works some magic for them, just like it did us," Powell said. " We went to four World Series with these things on. We won a couple of division championships. If it works, that's terrific. I've always thought that something was remiss just having Orioles on the shirts. On the road, you should be Baltimore. And it felt pretty good to be Baltimore."

So the key to competing with the young and now studly Rays, the free-wheeling Yankees, and the loaded Red Sox -- not to mention a Blue Jays team who won 86 games last year -- is to have the city name on your chest, as opposed to that lame mascot name. Good to know.

Problem solved, BMore.

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