O's fans can participate in 'Magic Moment' contest
Club will offer prizes each month for best video recreations of top plays in history
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles announced Thursday the launch of a 60th anniversary website for the 2014 season that features a special "My Orioles Magic Moment" contest, which invites fans to recreate some of the amazing moments during the past six decades, with a new moment revealed at the start of each month through September.
Fans can record a recreation of each month's featured event in team history and upload the video at the website, and they are also encouraged to share their My Orioles Magic Moment on social media using the hashtag #MyOsMagic.
January's moment is Doug DeCinces' home run on June 22, 1979, that has been widely credited as the beginning of "Orioles Magic."
One winning video will be chosen for each moment (nine winners total), and each winner will receive a prize package featuring four lower-level tickets to an O's home game and an official 60th Anniversary baseball autographed by an Oriole. The winner's video will also be featured on the anniversary site and promoted throughout the Orioles' social media platforms.
The first entry period ends at noon ET on Monday, Jan. 27. O's staff members will judge the entries and select the winner based on creativity and relevance to the contest theme. Fans should visit www.orioles.com/60 to see a complete list of rules and to view the videos.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.