Saturday Bird Droppings

Congratulations, T.J.! You made the team for at least four days! - USA TODAY Sports

Last day with no baseball edition.

There is baseball tomorrow, the Orioles play on Tuesday, and they're home at Camden Yards on Friday. The wait is almost over! The forecast for Friday isn't as desirable as a few days ago, as they're now currently predicting showers and a high of 59. Hopefully that'll change because I prefer my home opener to be sunny.

Steve Melewski: O's ink Freddy Garcia to minor league deal, trade for Scott Proctor
Did you hear about the two old guys that the Orioles signed to play in the minors? Methinks we won't see them in Camden Yards this season.

Matusz, Flaherty and Arrieta make team as Orioles near official 25-man roster - baltimoresun.com
Here's where we stand: Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland are both in the bullpen, but one of them will have to go when Chris Tillman is activated from the DL on Saturday to pitch. Unless someone gets hurt, I guess. And the only roster spot still up for grabs will come down to Conor Jackson or Steve Pearce.

Orioles' projected Opening Day lineup | orioles.com
MLB.com projects the Orioles Opening Day lineup to have Nate McLouth in LF and Nolan Reimold at DH. Against David Price I'd rather see Reimold in left and Jackson/Pearce at DH, but that's just me and everyone who has seen Nate McLouth hit against lefties.

Orioles Card "O" the Day: Vintage Fridays: Gus Triandos, 1962 Topps #420
Kevin pays tribute to Gus Triandos without once mentioning The Wire.

Flashback Friday: For Gus Triandos, heaven was a place without knuckleballs | Roar From 34
Another article about the late Triandos, including some facts about his career that don't revolve around Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball.

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