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Wednesday Bird Droppings

High profile signings. Victories over the Yankees. 'Twas a good day in Birdland yesterday. What will today bring?

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Orioles rally to top Yankees in Wei-Yin Chen's spring debut | News
Your recap du jour.

School of Roch: Showalter speaks after 3-2 win
I wasn't watching the game too closely, but Flaherty seemed to have some nice swings, de la Cruz looked quite intriguing, and Huntzinger had a nice FB-CU combo working as he dotted the edge of the zone.

Baltimore Orioles sign Johan Santana to one-year deal - ESPN
The deal became official yesterday afternoon.

Competition For Orioles' Pitching Staff Crowded: Pressbox Online
Jim Henneman thinks Troy Patton's 25-game suspension at the beginning of the season will be a blessing in disguise for at least one Orioles reliever.

Zach Britton's Last Chance | Baltimore Sports and Life
Dire times for the once vaunted Cavalry.

Big day for Oriole hatchings, as we wish Happy Birthday to L.J. Hoooooooooooooooooooes, Erik BUH DARD, and Jeffrey Hammonds.

On this date in 1966, Marvin Miller was named Executive Director of the MLBPA. And in 1996 Earl Weaver was elected to the Hall of Fame via the Veteran's Committee.

You, Open Thread, are an object lesson in the healing powers of obstinacy and a hostile disposition.