Etch, Halama, Fiorentino to appear at June 10 Orioles game
Monday, June 10 is an off-day for the Revolution, between road series at Camden and Somerset. With no Revs game to go to or listen to that day, perhaps you’re going down to Camden Yards for the Angels-Orioles game?
Well if you were on the fence before, this might push you to attend: Former York Revolution Manager Andy Etchebarren, Revolution Pitching Coach John Halama and Revs outfielder Jeff Fiorentino will be there to sign autographs as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series.
The trio of Revolution dignitaries will sign autographs and chat with fans from 5:30 to 6:30 on Eutaw Street in the outfield portion of Oriole Park. You will need a ticket to that night’s game to get into the area where they’ll be signing. If you’re there, please stop by and say hi, especially if you haven’t had the chance to get an autograph from any of the three. While plenty of O’s fans will crowd around Etch, we’d love to see a bunch of Revolution gear at OPACY as well.
Fiorentino was drafted by Baltimore in 2004, and made his MLB debut with the Orioles after being called up all the way from High-A Frederick in 2005. He also spent time in 2006 and 2009 in the Majors with Baltimore, around another MLB stint with the Oakland A’s. Halama was with Baltimore in 2006, the seventh and final MLB team he appeared with in nine big league seasons.
And of course Etch caught for the O’s from 1965 to 1975 before ending his career with the Angels and Brewers. Ironic that the Orioles are playing the Angels the night of Etch’s appearance, as they’re the only other team he spent significant time with as a player from 1975-1977. (We can call it the ETCH BOWL!!!….no?) He then served as a Major League coach and minor league manager at all levels for the Orioles for several seasons before coming to the Atlantic League and winning back-to-back championships with the Revolution in 2010 and 2011.
Finally, since old pictures of people and their 70s facial hair are funny, here’s Etch as a California Angel at the tail end of his career: