Tuesday Bird Droppings

The big news yesterday, as posted by Westie below, was that Jake Arrieta was named the Opening Day starter. Here is the rest:

Flaherty: I made the big leagues! | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Last night EME and I were laughing at the fact that Buck Showalter telling Ryan Flaherty that he made the team is considered news, but when Flaherty's hometown newspaper writes about it and how he sent his parents a text saying, "I made the big leagues! Call you guys after batting practice," it's kinda great.

Orioles Power Past Moccasins | TheLedger.com
Good news, guys. The Orioles are capable of beating a D2 baseball team.

Steve Melewski: Still feeling discomfort, Dan Klein is scheduled to see shoulder specialist
Sigh.

Orioles kick off Oriole Park at Camden Yards' 20th anniversary | orioles.com
Rick Sutcliffe will throw the first pitch, special baseballs, etc. etc. Opening Day!

2012 Orioles Projection: Pitchers | Camden Crazies
Daniel predicts the Orioles will have a better team ERA last year, but one that is still pretty awful.

Camden Depot: Science of Baseball: Zach Britton and Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
Science.

Best AAA Baseball Stadiums - Stadium Journey
They've ranked their top 30 AAA parks, with the home of the Tides coming in 27th. It's the only O's minor-league park I haven't been to.

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