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Machado's health, Davis' focus, a shorter regular season?, and more in today's edition of Bird Droppings

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School of Roch: Leftovers for breakfast
Roch has thoughts on storming the court after a college basketball win. And some O's news.

Orioles' Davis 'good to go' with new therapeutic-use exemption for '15 | FOX Sports
Davis talks about switching from Adderall to Vyvanse.

Machado's right knee OK, a full-go in camp | orioles.com

Manny's knees are good...Davis has his 'scrip filled...everything is coming up Millhouse!

Baseball Tonight - Manic Monday - ESPN
Buster talked with Roch on the Baseball Tonight podcast yesterday.

High court should reconsider baseball's antitrust exemption, Stanford experts say
I'm certainly no legal scholar, but I fail to see how a loss of the exemption would harm MLB. The financial clout to start up and compete with them would not seem to exist in my view. Perhaps that could change when / if the current RSN & TV contract bubble pops.

Rob Manfred says he would consider shortening season if there was interest - ESPN
'Interest' meaning 'will we still be able to make the same amount or more money?'. But hey, whatevs...I'm down. How about balancing the schedule first though?

Today is the birthday of the late Kevin Hickey. After toiling in the minors for half a decade he came to the O's in 1989 and was a force out of the bullpen for those Why Not? Birds. On this date in 1975 the O's traded Boog Powell to Cleveland for catcher (and future pitching guru) Dave Duncan.