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2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best Grassroots Event

After there wasn’t a minor-league season at all in 2020, the return of Minor League Baseball in 2021 gave Orioles fans a glimpse of how this painful rebuilding process might bear fruit.

With top pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez set to make his home debut for Double-A Bowie in June, a group of Orioles fans and the team worked together for a “gas can night,” with a massive crowd taking in the game with empty gas cans in tow.

While you might think the gas cans were a reflection of Rodriguez’s mighty arm and how he throws “gas,” it was actually about how the top Orioles prospects like to “gas” each other up on Twitter.

Photo Credit: William Vaughan/Bowie Baysox

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Plus: Check out PressBox’s 2021 Mo Gaba Sportsperson of the Year, Justin Tucker.

Justin Tucker

Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022

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