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Well, guys, we made it! I know there was regular season baseball yesterday, but THIS is Orioles Opening Day. Boog's, Natty Boh, Gary Thorne, Jim Hunter's stylish orange tuxedo...good times. Maybe for a few hours we can put aside this offseason's transaction weirdness and just revel in those few moments leading up to the first pitch where the scoreboard reads zero and the season is full of possibilities.

The Orioles open the 2016 season against the Twins and are maybe looking for a little payback from last year's sweep.

Twins-Orioles carry spring training duels into opening day (Apr 3, 2016) | FOX Sports
"After squaring off six times in spring training, the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins became quite familiar with each other." The question remains: who will own it?

The importance of getting off to a good start - Baltimore Sports and Life It's not nothing. You can absorb a lot of garbage further down the line if you can build up a nice little cache of wins. O's have a lot of games at home to start the year.

Kim says he doesn't hold a grudge against Orioles | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Very big of him...

Camden Depot: How Well Did Hyun Soo Kim Handle Fastballs In Korea? Is there hope for Kim? Maybe?

Steve Melewski: The Orioles minor league "break camp" rosters
It's funny how many home grown guys that left the nest are back at Norfolk...like they never left.

On this day in 2004, the great George Bamberger passed away.

Happy birthday to Odrisamer Despaigne. Birthday wishes to spawn of Al, Steve Bumbry as well as Brad Komminsk and Jim Dedrick, who I'm told played for the Orioles. Eddie Watt notched 80 saves for the O's before the closer was really thing. He turns 74 today.