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Sunday Bird Droppings

Straight to the news! Oh, wait, there isn't any. Hmm, what can we dig up instead...

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

I will say this about this Sunday, as we crawl one day closer to Opening Day with no real news to aggregate - I'm sure glad I'm not Jon Fitch this morning. And I wouldn't click that link if you don't like gruesome knee-bars in MMA competition.

Report: Orioles leading contender to host 2016 All-Star Game - CBSSports.com
I don't even want to think about what tickets will cost in the secondary market.

School of Roch: Orioles' outfield search continues, Phillies offered Byrd and Howard
Phillies, stop trying to make Ryan Howard happen! It's not going to happen!

School of Roch: This, that and the other (Melky Cabrera off the board)
"An Orioles official told me yesterday that they're still working on a minor league deal with pitcher Chaz Roe. It's going to get done." Well, then, our season is saved!

Report: White Sox sign Melky Cabrera - carrollcountytimes.com
Melky Cabrera got three years, just not from the O's. The White Sox offered about $45 million. And as always, the deal is pending a physical.

Happy Birthday to former AL RoY contender Rodrigo Lopez, and also Jeff Robinson, Sam Jones and Bobby Adams. And though he was never technically an Oriole, a shout-out to St. Louis Browns' birthday boy Rusty Peters. Because I'm still in middle school, apparently.

On this date in 1963, "The Pittsburgh Pirates send pitcher Harvey Haddix to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder Dick Yencha and cash."

Consider this your weekly NFL Open Thread.
How long will it last, Woody? Do you really think Open Thread is going to take you to college, or on his honeymoon? Open Thread's growing up, and there's nothing you can do about it. It's your choice, Woody. You can go back, or you can stay with us and last forever. You'll be adored by children for generations.