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Orioles @ Blue Jays spring training game thread, March 16

It's a spring training game, which means it's boring, but it's also a chance to hear Fred and Joe's voices when there's snow in the forecast for tonight. Do not pass up the chance. Unless you're busy, then it's cool.

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The Orioles are traveling to Dunedin to play the Blue Jays today. Alexi Casilla has been scratched from the lineup once again, which will put a serious damper on his chances to make the game end by being thrown out on the basepaths like a nincompoop (TOOTBLAN). In the meantime, he seems to be getting passed by the competition for the second base/utility spots. If you can believe what they say, the O's could be zeroing in on Jonathan Schoop as the second baseman and Alex Gonzalez as the backup middle infielder.

Are there any interesting storylines today? This is spring training, man. Of course there's not. It doesn't count. All there is to do is hope no one gets hurt.

Well, we can all also enjoy the fact that we get Fred and Joe's voices in our lives on a day where there's snow in the forecast in Baltimore. I've had enough of snow, really. I've also had enough of there not being real Orioles baseball games happening. These are problems that will solve themselves as time goes by. We know when the season will start, although we don't know when the snow will stop.

The game is on Blue Jays television but is not listed as being on So if you had your heart sent on watching the grudge match between one-time (and short-time) Oriole Todd Redmond and one of his former teams, you will be disappointed.


Jemile Weeks - 2B Jose Reyes - SS
Jonathan Schoop - SS Colby Rasmus - CF
Henry Urrutia - RF Jose Bautista - RF
Adam Jones - CF Edwin Encarnacion - 1B
Steve Clevenger - C Adam Lind - DH
Nolan Reimold - DH Melky Cabrera - LF
Ryan Flaherty - 3B Brett Lawrie - 3B
Michael Almanzar - 1B Dioner Navarro - C
Quintin Berry - LF Ryan Goins - 2B
Miguel Gonzalez - RHP Todd Redmond - RHP