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Orioles spring training game thread: vs. Pirates, 1:05

No TV or radio in Baltimore for the O's spring game today, but aren't we all watching March Madness anyway? Chris Tillman is on the mound for the O's as they take on a few former O's with the Pirates.

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The Orioles are in their spring home against the Pirates on Thursday afternoon. That doesn't mean they'll be on TV or radio, because in fact they'll be on either. But let's be honest, what are the chances you would choose a hypothetical Orioles spring game on TV over day 1 of March Madness, probably the coolest non-baseball sports day of the year.

They'll be greeted by a few old friends on this visit. The Pittsburgh starting lineup includes Steve Lombardozzi and Pedro Florimon, as well as, puzzlingly enough, Radhames Liz. How in the world is Liz still around in baseball? Remember when he was one of the hot pitching prospects? It may be better not to think about those days at all.

Jimmy Paredes in left field will be an interesting look, or would be if we could see it, of course. Ryan Flaherty is back in the lineup after being hit in the head. It's good that he's OK.


Manny Machado - 3B Jaff Decker - CF
Travis Snider - RF Steve Lombardozzi - 2B
Adam Jones - CF Gregory Polanco - RF
Chris Davis - 1B Corey Hart - DH
Delmon Young - DH Jordy Mercer - SS
Steve Clevenger - C Sean Rodriguez - 1B
J.J. Hardy - SS Elias Diaz - C
Jimmy Paredes - LF Pedro Florimon - 3B
Ryan Flaherty - 2B Gorkys Hernandez - LF
Chris Tillman - RHP Radhames Liz - RHP