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Tuesday Bird Droppings

JJ's health, a prospect decides on his future with the Orioles organization, Matusz miscellany, and more in today's edition of Bird Droppings!

Memlo days until Opening Day!
Memlo days until Opening Day!
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There are now just 6 days until the start of the Orioles 2015 season. I am getting more antsy by the hour.

School of Roch: Buck Showalter on J.J. Hardy: "What they expected to find, they found"
Glad to hear the MRI techs were able to identify that JJ does, in fact, have a shoulder.

Steve Melewski: Pat Connaughton tells Boston radio station he may not report to O's this summer
O's fans have a reason to keep tabs on the NBA Draft this summer.

Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter | FanGraphs Baseball
Let us think back to 2011...on second thought, let's not.

With season approaching, MLB clubs have bodies to spare for trades | FOX Sports
The Mets found not one, but two lefty RPs yesterday, but Bow-Tied One mentions another team that had an eye towards Matusz recently.

Who are the beasts of the Easts in baseball this year? | : Will Leitch Article
The barrage of Season Preview articles will continue until morale improves

Steve Pearce's Mechanical Changes - Baltimore Sports and Life
Not diving over the plate. Keeping his core taut and his posture more upright.

2015 Orioles Preview: Can The Orioles' Bullpen Repeat Its 2014 Success?

Shoulder shrug ASCII art

On this date 10 years ago the Orioles reached agreement with MLB regarding the broadcasting of O's and Nationals games in the Baltimore & Washington D.C. regions. No O's birthdays of note so let's broaden our horizons some. Today is the birthdate of mathematician and philosopher Rene Descartes, composer Johann Sebastian Bach, unionization activist Cesar Chavez, actor Christopher Walken, and guitarist Angus Young.