It’s another Sunday during the postseason, which means another Sunday with basically no Orioles news at all. So that’s a bummer. What hasn’t been a bummer is this year’s World Series, which has been quite exciting. It turns out I don’t even care who wins, I just want it to go seven games.
There are 150 days until Opening Day, which is a lot of days to go. We’ll get there eventually. In the meantime, here are a few links.
Zach Britton cleared for normal offseason - Baltimore Sun
After a disappointing 2017 that was filled with injuries, Britton has been declared healthy and ready to go.
Minor update on major league coaches (and other notes) - School of Roch
You know it's the offseason when the first line of a story with this headline is "There's no real update on the Orioles coaching staff." Still a few Orioles tidbits in here if you really need to get a fix.
How Baseball Was Good To Us Today: Hailey Dawson - Last Word on Baseball
You might remember Hailey Dawson, the little girl with the robotic hand who threw out the first pitch at Camden Yards awhile back. Last night she got to do the same at the World Series. Pretty cool.
Yuli Gurriel's suspension gives MLB a reason to get rid of Chief Wahoo - Yahoo Sports
Not Orioles related, obviously, but rather current baseball events related. Will the racist gesture made by Yuli Gurriel and Rob Manfred's response to it force his hand regarding Chief Wahoo? We can only hope so.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies. First up is Dana Eveland who appeared in 14 unfortunate games for the 2012 Orioles. Next is Karim Garcia, who appeared in 31 games for the Orioles but is more recognizable from the Pedro Martinez rant during the 2003 ALCS.
It’s also the birthday of Frank Baker, an infielder who spent the 1973-74 seasons with the Orioles, and Pete Richart, who pitched to a 2.73 ERA in relief for the 1968-71 Birds.
On this day in 2013 it was announced that the Orioles had three Gold Glove award winners in J.J. Hardy, Manny Machado, and Adam Jones.