I think I'm just going to go stare at a wall for the next week. Spring Training is seemingly interminable. The big news yesterday, of course, was the knee injury Wilson Betemit suffered while running on the basepaths. The early report was that he suffered a 'Grade 2/3 tear of the PCL and associated injuries'. He is probably done for the season, and possibly his Oriole career. Best wishes to him in his recovery.
The O's travel to Ft. Myers today to take on the Twins. Kevin Gausman will make his 2nd start of the Spring. Could he possibly seize the 5th Starter slot out of camp? I'd say it's highly unlikely. But, as is said in the Poker-playing world, he's got a 'chip and a chair' so anything is possible.
Pack up the coolers and picnic baskets. Bonus (and encouraging) Markakis news as well!
I've not read this yet. But I shall link to it nonetheless.
For your podcast listening desires. Buster and Stark do their AL East preview. They are quite smitten with the O's chances in '13.
And yet another AL East preview piece. They seem to be en vogue this time of year.
For those who may have missed it in the comments of yesterday's thread, Rosenthal pens a profile piece on our beloved lollygager.
It's Chris Tillman story profile time. Here's Part I.
And the Depot brings us Part II.
Pedro (and his fastball) getting some love and .gif treatment
Fare thee well, Ronnie.
I did not see it noted yesterday, but 14 years ago Cal Ripken Sr. passed away at the age of 63.