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Dariel Alvarez gets a slight scolding from his manager, Hunter Harvey looks like his arm is just fine, and Dylan Bundy is still working his way back.

Bud Norris.
Bud Norris.
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Norris gives up 4 in 1 inning, Orioles lose to Red Sox - Yahoo Sports
"In his first spring start, Bud Norris allowed four runs in one inning to a Boston Red Sox split squad in their 7-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday."

School of Roch: Wrapping up today's 7-6 loss with quotes from Showalter
Caleb Joseph is off to be a daddy, Buck Showalter delivers a message to Dariel Alvarez, and Hunter Harvey threw 97 pmh. All in all, not a horrible day.

School of Roch: Norris: "Physically and mechanically, I think I was going too fast" (O's lose)

Bud Norris lasted only one inning, but is pretty sure he knew went went wrong, and Dylan Bundy is throwing 92-94 mph. That's not 98 he used to throw, but we are being told not to worry.

In unsettled outfield, Baltimore Orioles know versatility is no curse - Baltimore Sun
"If there is any upside to the departure of long-time right fielder Nick Markakis, it is that the opening in the outfield has turned manager Buck Showalter loose on another versatility quest this spring. On any given day, just about anybody might show up at either of the two corner outfield positions."

Orioles' Christian Walker learning from Chris Davis — in case he ever needs to replace him - Baltimore Sun
"There is always a method to Buck Showalter's madness, so it was no accident that first base prospect Christian Walker arrived for his first major league spring training camp and found his locker right next to the man he might replace next year."

As elbow improves, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters set to see more time behind plate - carrollcountytimes.com
"Matt Wieters, rehabilitating from Tommy John elbow reconstruction in June, will be behind the plate on back-to-back days next weekend as he continues to log innings at catcher in simulated environments."

Steve Melewski: One publication ranks Orioles schedule as toughest in majors
Is the O's schedule tougher than most? Maybe it it, maybe it isn't. Depends on how you decide to assess it.

Before reaching the majors, some Baltimore Orioles had to work odd jobs to make ends meet - Baltimore Sun
"Orioles reliever Darren O'Day made about $8 an hour as a bouncer in a bar in Gainesville, where he attended the University of Florida. "That minor league paycheck is just not going to support much of a lifestyle." said O'Day, an undrafted free agent who received a modest $20,000 signing bonus. "I wore like five T-shirts so I'd look bigger."

Téa Spellacy scores career high 32 points to lead No. 5 Belchertown girls basketball to WMass Division II crown over No. 2 Pittsfield - MassLive.com
The Orioles win the title! The Orioles win the title!

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Mark Worrell, Chris Lambert, Ryan Freel (R.I.P), Mike Moriarity, and Marv Breeding.

On this day in Orioles (and Baltimore baseball) history, in 1900 - "In New York, the National League meets, voting to shrink to eight teams. They pay the Baltimore owners $30,000 for their franchise, with Charles Ebbets and Ned Hanlon reserving the right to sell the players. Cleveland, Louisville, and Washington receive $10,000 each, with Louisville owner Barney Dreyfuss sending most of his players to his Pittsburgh Pirates team. The circuit will remain the same until the Boston Braves move to Milwaukee, WI in 1953."

In 2001 - In a press release, the Baltimore Orioles announce Albert Belle, "has been found to be totally disabled and unable to perform as a Major League baseball player," due to a degenerative right hip. The Orioles will place the 34-year-old outfielder on the 60-day disabled list thus beginning the process which conforms to the procedure set forth by MLB in the case of a totally disabling and permanent injury to a player.

Nastiness baked onto your favorite glass dishes? Scrub them with a ball of aluminum foil and a little dish soap.

Consider this your discussion space of the MPSSAA 2A/1A Wrestling State Championships.

Uh-uh! Don't you think about running off doing no daring-do. We've been planning this Open Thread for two months!