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Two straight days without Orioles baseball is not good for the soul

Caleb Joseph and I share the same reaction when we hear there is no O's baseball
Caleb Joseph and I share the same reaction when we hear there is no O's baseball
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Live (fake) baseball returns today, as the O's play the birdmans Rays at 1 pm. The game will air on MASN for those work-from-home types the rest of us office denizen schlubs envy.

Camden Depot: J.J. Hardy Will Walk and Orioles Should Probably Let Him Go
...and replace him with who? At the moment I am rather non-plussed with the idea of moving Manny back to SS, given his injury. If he proves himself suitably recovered over the course of this season I could certainly change my mind.

Steve Melewski: After some tweaks to his pitches, T.J. McFarland is battling for an O's roster spot
There's a name I haven't heard much consideration of so far this spring.

Orioles right-hander Ryan Webb sinking into role at back of bullpen - baltimoresun.com
Profile of the newest member of the O's pen.

With Jim Johnson Gone, Who Will Step Up To Close In 2014?
But I was told that Buck doesn't believe in the Save rule. Was this not accurate?

Schoop Offers What Orioles Need To Contend | Baltimore Sports and Life
At least for the first couple of weeks, as Manny mends, in my opinion. Let the kid have a shot at proving himself against major league pitching.

...guess I should have saved some of that plethora of links from yesterday for today. C'est la vie.

Today is the birthday of Rocky Coppinger.

I'm not giving you that money. I'm buying something from you. Wanna know what I'm buyin' Ringo?

What?

Your life. I'm givin' you that money so I don't have to kill you. You read the Open Thread?

Not regularly.