The Orioles are undefeated after one game in the Grapefruit League, so you might as well start printing out those playoff tickets now. I hope you're a season ticket holder so you get priority in buying them.
Today's home opening spring training game will feel a whole lot more like an Orioles game because most of the players will be actual people who are likely to make the roster. Yesterday's win with that little hodge-podge gang was nice enough, but a game that starts out with probably 8/9 of the Opening Day lineup - all except for the recovering Manny Machado - is much more, well, Orioles. Though, for all the excitement there's been about the newer, buffer Nick Markakis, I can't imagine he's buff enough to bat fifth in the regular season.
Sure, they'll probably only get like one at-bat and then get lifted for the parade of camp filler, but for three-ish glorious innings, there will be real Orioles baseball. The game will be televised even once it turns into a field full of nobodies, which is also fun. You can tune in on MASN, or once again on WBAL radio.
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|David Lough - LF||Jose Reyes - SS|
|Nelson Cruz - DH||Melky Cabrera - LF|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Adam Jones - CF||Adam Lind - 1B|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Kevin Pillar - CF|
|J.J. Hardy - SS||Chris Getz - 2B|
|Matt Wieters - C||Jared Goedert - 3B|
|Ryan Flaherty - 2B||Steve Tolleson - DH|
|Alex Gonzalez - 3B||Josh Thole - C|
|Miguel Gonzalez - RHP||Drew Hutchison - RHP|