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This weekend's impending snow(insert your preferred suffix here) is a cruel reminder as to how far we are from baseball season. That being said, it's business as usual at the Warehouse. Chris Davis is now officially an Oriole for the next seven seasons and Spring Training preparations continue apace in Sarasota. With Davis back in the fold, do the Orioles turn their attention to the starting rotation or continue stacking their lineup with tater mashing behemoths?

As you might suspect, today's Bird Droppings touch upon some of these questions...and more!

School of Roch: Leftovers from  the press conference
Chris Davis is back in Birdland. There's also a tidbit about Dylan Bundy's progress at the end of the article.

This is why MLB needs to adopt the universal DH. Sports on Earth)
The offseason is also a time to discuss administrative whathaveyou at the home office of MLB. Hey! Did you hear the non-waiver trade deadline got moved back a day? Anyways, there's been a recent movement towards normalizing the DH rule and Anthony Castrovince claims to have it all sussed out. Yes....Sports on Earth is still a thing.

Camden Depot: Jason Garcia Finished Strong In 2015 A likely candidate to start the year in Bowie or Norfolk, Jason Garcia just may have the stuff to be a regular contributor in the O's pen.

Ed Smith Stadium named "Field of the Year" | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Nicole McFayden better watch her back.

How one Orioles minor league affiliate can trace its origins to Cuba - Baltimore Sun Bunch of commies down in Norfolk, I hear.

On this day in 1976, Robin Roberts was elected to the Hall of Fame. Roberts spent most of his career with the Phillies, but made about 100 solid starts for the Orioles in the early 60s. In 2006, the Orioles traded man child Jorge Julio and John Maine to the Mets for Kris Benson. That turned out well.

Birthday wishes go out on this Friday to Ubaldo Jimenez. Maybe he can celebrate with birthday buddy Wayne Kirby. Golden era swingman Dave Leonhard, Aaron Rakers and Bobby Young are also January 22 birthday boys.