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Blue Jays @ Orioles spring training home opener, 1:05

This is the first MASN-televised game of the spring. If we've been good boys and girls all winter, we will be blessed with the presence of Gary Thorne.

Kevin C. Cox

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.


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