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So many ties. You'd think the O's we're bumping up against Father's Day, not Easter. Luckily, this is just Spring Training and records don't matter, right? After all, hard to imagine they'll have to rely on the powerhouse combination of Paul Janish and Steve Tolleson in the regular season, right? At any rate, Rule 5 Rickard is looking more and more like a lock to stick with the team and Jonathan Schoop looks primed for a breakout. Though I am obliged to notify you that Kim's batting average has crept above the Mendoza Line, the less said about the pitching, the better (Jim Hunter was sure impressed with Tillman during yesterday's broadcast)..

School of Roch: Game update and Chris Tillman talks about his outing (O's, Rays tie 8-8)
If you paid more attention to college hoops this weekend than baseball, most probably wouldn't blame you. Roch provides a handy summary of yesterday's action.

Should Gausman get the Opening Day start? - Baltimore Sports and Life Mmmm...the shoulder tendonitis could complicate things, here.

Thoughts on Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy - Minor League Ball
Sickels: "...the views I've caught of him on television have looked quite good, much more like the pre-injury Bundy than the more meh-arm of late last year."

Camden Depot: Pedro Alvarez And Fly Balls When he makes contact, Pedro Alvarez hits the ball a long way.

On this day in 1995, the Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation prohibiting scabs from playing at Camden Yards.

Tommy Davis celebrates a birthday today. The former Dodgers star had played against the Orioles in the 1966 World Series and against them in the ALCS as a member of the O's, but became the team's first designated hitter in his twilight years.