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May 26, 2009

Nick's new foundation

Nick and Christina Markakis just unveiled their Right Side Foundation, which has been formed to help impact the lives of distressed children throughout Maryland. The foundation already has scheduled a charity fun run in August and Nick's "Fun for 21" program, which will take a group of 21 kids on an outing each month.

"After signing my contract and all the things that have gone on in my life and all the things I have been blessed with, we want to give back to the community,'' Markakis said during an afternoon news conference at Camden Yards.

During the news conference, Markakis also announced that he and Christina are planning to move their permanent residence from Georgia to the Baltimore area next season.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 3:25 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Just baseball
        

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Nice!...Nick moving to Baltimore sounds really great.

Pete,

You gotta love this guy. He seems genuine or at least smart enough to pick a good PR rep.. Whoever is calling his off field shots these days is hitting on all cylinders. Markakis-Jones-Reimold could be an OF for a long time.

Another indication that Nick the Stick is a real Oriole, and a player that fans can seriously rally behind.

nick is exactly the type of person you want on the team and in the community.

I arrived here for college in Sept '98, and have remained here in the years since graduation. So like Nick, the O's haven't had a whole lot of success since I've been here. So I'm glad to see him make a similar choice as I did, and make this his adopted home.

On a separate note, you've mentioned Grant Green a couple of times as a possible first round pick for the O's. Are you hearing that from inside the organization, or are you guessing based on the current lack of IF in their farm system?


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Pete's reply: I think they like him, but nobody told me they will pick him.

Pete,

Nick's new foundation will be hitting behind him soon enough and his name will be Matt Wieters!

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