Good morning, Birdland. There are 45 days until Opening Day, a number that is currently being worn by Mark Trumbo and was most recently worn by the man who was traded for Trumbo, Steve Clevenger. Stop me if you've heard this one before - there is still no news regarding Yovani Gallardo or Dexter Fowler. I'm starting to think the team might wait until the day after the season ticket deadline (which is the 25th, by the way), and then go out and sign Will Venable and Chad Billingsley instead or something. On to the links:
School of Roch: Notes and quotes as pitchers and catchers report to camp (updated)
Some quotes from Buck Showalter and others, along with plenty of pictures so that we can hot take about whether players look fat or not.
New Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim making adjustments to the majors - Baltimore Sun
Looks like Hyun-Soo Kim is turning to Jung Ho Kang to get some help with adjusting to life in MLB.
Hold your Boh's: National Bohemian will still be served at Camden Yards in 2016 - Baltimore Sun
This article appears to shoot down an earth-shattering rumor that was making the rounds yesterday.
What Are the Chances the Phillies Outplay the Cubs? | FanGraphs Baseball
This has little to do with the O's, but it's a fun look by Jeff Sullivan at the odds of the Phillies ending up with a better record than the Cubs. He mentions the 2012 Orioles, so here you go.
Somehow there is not a single current or former Oriole born on February 19th. Some notable non-Oriole birthdays include astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), actor Jeff Daniels (1955), and incompetent commissioner Roger Goodell (1959).
On this day in 1846, the Texas state government was officially installed. In 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. In 1945, the Battle of Iwo Jima began. And in 2002, NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe began to map the surface of Mars.
Have a great weekend.