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June 25, 2010

Birds, Nats go to bat for Bay


Some of Baltimore and Washington's boys of summer are taking a swing at saving the Chesapeake Bay.

MASN, the television network that broadcasts Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals baseball games, announced today (6/25) that it is launching a “Go to Bat for the Bay” public service campaign with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Among the players featured in the spots are Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, who tells viewers, "“A cleaner bay means better seafood and more jobs for those who bring the Chesapeake's bounty to our dinner tables.”

In another spot seen above, the Nats' Adam Dunn touts recycling oyster shells in addition to paper and plastic.

The spots will be aired on MASN, whose seven-state broadcast territory overlaps with the six-state bay watershed. About 175,000 viewers tune in when Orioles and Nationals games are on.

Foundation president Will Baker says the public-service ads "help CBF enhance awareness and educate millions of sports fans who live in the Chesapeake region."

Here's hoping the players have better luck pitching bay preservation than they've had lately in their regular jobs. For more, go here.

Posted by Tim Wheeler at 9:40 AM | | Comments (0)
Categories: Chesapeake Bay, News

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Tim WheelerTim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.

Contributor Christy Zuccarini has been blogging about the local DIY craft scene for a year for She brings her pespective on all things handmade to B'More Green, where she will highlight projects you can do yourself as well as crafters who are integrating sustainable methods and materials.

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