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On the road to Sarasota...

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Orioles 2014 Opener To Air On ESPN2
"The Orioles' opener against the Boston Red Sox March 31 will air nationally on ESPN2 and locally on MASN." (and won't get moved to Sunday night, as once feared)

Baltimore Orioles: Looking ahead to Grapefruit League play
Are you ready for some meaningless baseball? Some exhibition baseball?!

Do any non-roster players have a chance with Orioles? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore A chance? If the last two years are any guide...yes!

Quick and Lazy Team-by-Team 2014 Framing Projections | FanGraphs Baseball
O's projected to be below average.

Yasiel Puig hires full-time driver after second arrest for speeding | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
For all the stick Puig gets for his antics, you have to appreciate this move and wonder why more athletes and multi-millionaires don't follow suit.

On this day in 1984, defensive wiz Luis Aparicio was inducted into the Hall of Fame. In 1991, a course altering trade was executed and I'd really prefer not to delve into the specifics. It was also on this day in 2000 that Aaron Sele signed with the Mariners after having previously had a deal with the O's scuttled on account of medicals...but it was also this day in 2012 that the O's signed a a free agent from the NPB by the name of Wei-Yin Chen.

Rick Bauer...it's your birthday. Sip Bacardi like it's your birthday.