Birthday Boy - J. Meric
22 days until Pitchers and Catcher report
Slow news day. But that's to be expected, I suppose. Is everyone rested and recovered from the long, exciting, weekend? What are we reading nowadays? I had intended to start on The Glory of Their Times, but ended up picking up Daniel Okrent's 9 Innings, and found myself instantly immersed. Perhaps I'll lift an idea from Camden Depot (who is blogging through each chapter of Weaver on Strategy) and write up a few posts as I work my way through Okrent's breakdown of a single game and the backstory of it's myriad characters. Anyway, share your explorations in reading. Anywho, here's the mornings meager selection of links.
Jones likes Orioles' stability with Showalter, Duquette | CSN Baltimore
Nice to have a franchise player really embrace the city and adopt it as their own.
Just as Tom Waits croons about, Dylan is going 'Straight to the Top!'
Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? Never hurts to have more depth. Though I'd rather the club take a looksee at that Cuban SS that just defected, Alexander Guerrero.
Reports: Shortstop Alexander Guerrero defects from Cuba | HardballTalk
Speaking of the aforementioned Senor Guerrero...
Report: The 2015 All-Star Game will be in Cincinnati | HardballTalk
How about back-to-back All Star Games in Baltimore and D.C. in 2016 & 2017? That'd be swell.
Today is the birthday of 1st base coach Wayne Kirby, 60's & 70's vintage O Dave Leonhard, as well as a couple of old-timey O's Jim Hughes and Irv 'Stubby' Ray. On this day in 2006, the O's traded John Maine and Jorge Julio for Kris Benson.