Orioles Search for Ballboys, Ballgirls

An open tryout will be held March 9 at Camden Yards.

You may not be the next Manny Machado, but you may have a shot at being the next Baltimore Orioles ballboy or ballgirl.

The team will hold an open tryout starting at noon of March 9 at Camden Yards.

The Orioles are looking for athletic men and women 18 or older for the 2013 season. Participants are asked to dress casually and bring their own baseball gloves, according to a news release. The team asks that ballboys and ballgirls be "personable, customer-service oriented and available to work the entire 2013 season," in addition to being able to field ground balls.

Judges at the tryout will include Orioles officials, MASN broadcaster Jim Hunter, former Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles, Mix 106.5 personality Reagan Warfield and Lite 101.9 personality Greg Carpenter.

Free parking will be available at Lot A outside the ballpark. Participants can enter at Home Plate Plaza and should bring resumes, the team said in a news release.

Orioles spring training begins Monday, as pitchers and catchers report to the team's complex in Sarasota, FL.

Are you participating in the tryout on Saturday? Tell us in the comments.


CORRECTION: Patch noted an incorrect date for the tryouts. The correct date has been listed. Patch regrets the error.

Up and At Em February 07, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Shouldn't they be searching for somebody who can play first base and hit 25+ home runs?
Adam Bednar February 07, 2013 at 11:16 PM
They have Chris Davis who plays first base and hit 33 home runs.
Up and At Em February 08, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Davis can't field. That's why he DH'ed last year and played right field when Markakis went down.


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