Orioles auctioning off unique experiences

Orioles auctioning off unique experiences

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Want to work out with Brady Anderson? Or be the Orioles' public-address announcer for a day in Spring Training? Maybe watching is more your style, taking in things like manager Buck Showalter's pregame news conference, batting practice from the field and watching part of the game with executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette in his suite.

The Orioles are auctioning off all of those experiences in this year's Stand Up to Cancer online charity auction, which involves all 30 Major League clubs and continues until Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.

This auction initiative has raised nearly $500,000 since its inception four years ago, and a significant portion of the proceeds from this year's event will go to Stand Up To Cancer, a longtime partner of Major League Baseball, its founding donor in 2008. In addition, this year's auction will benefit Do It For Durrett, in honor of the late Texas Rangers ESPN.com reporter Richard Durrett, who passed away suddenly last year, and the YouCaring page established for Miami Marlins Sun Sentinel beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez, who is currently battling a brain tumor.

Each team has donated unique experiences and memorabilia, and the Orioles' items did not disappoint. The Spring Training lunch and workout with Anderson, a former player and current vice president of baseball operations, includes a nutrition talk and tickets to a game. Being the PA announcer includes the special opportunity of making all the announcements before and after the game at Ed Smith Stadium, with up to four tickets include for that day's game.

Finally, the Orioles' behind-the-scenes package takes fans everywhere in and around Camden Yards, including the press box, MASN studios and the scoreboard production room. Tickets to the game are also included.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.