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The countdown is on! We're just three days from baseball being back and five days until the first Orioles game. And in just one week and one day the home opener will finally be here, with the current weather forecast is for sunny and 62 degrees.

Orioles bats show fight in loss to Yankees |
If you want the details of last night's Grapefruit League loss, Britt Ghiroli has you covered.

Orioles starter Jair Jurrjens leaves game with bruised rib | WCHS
Another rotation hopeful bites the dust. Just go ahead and announce Arrieta already.

Jason Hammel will start opening day for Orioles against Tampa Bay Rays - The Washington Post
In case you missed the announcement. There is also information in here on the rotation overall.

Baltimore Orioles' value increases 34% to $618M, Forbes says - Baltimore Business Journal
They went from the 19th to the 17th most valuable team in baseball. What do all the numbers mean? Hard to say since team values don't include regional sports networks.

Baltimore's birds of play looking for more of that Orioles magic |
Sports Illustrated's preview of the Orioles. Nothing out of the ordinary from what we've been reading, but I do enjoy when Chris Davis compares the Orioles to the movie Dodgeball.

On this day in 1999 the Orioles traveled to Cuba for the first of two exhibition games. And happy birthday to former Orioles Glenn Davis and Shawn Boskie.