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Orioles open exhibition schedule with unlikely 2-0 win over Tigers - The Sun

Tyler Wilson was perfect through six batters. Pretty sure that’s where the “unlikely” part comes from in the headline.

A look at the importance (or not) of spring training games - MASN Sports

“We should know all too well by now that the club’s win-loss record in spring training is meaningless. It pretty much will tell us nothing.” Yes, we should, Steve Melewski.

For the love of Jake Fox, the Orioles must be wary of great spring training performances - Baltimore Baseball

Friend of Blog Paul Folkemer reminds us regular season heroes aren’t built in Spring Training.

Washington sidelined with shoulder injury (and more notes) - MASN Sports

Go ahead, say with a straight face you knew who David Washington was and that he played for the Orioles before you read this. Liar.

Jones gets restless for some Orioles success - Herald-Mail Sports

“For us to be a very contending team and to get out of that first round and past that wild card, we need to improve,” said Adam Jones, a five-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner.”

After the starting five, how does the depth look for the Orioles? - MASN Sports

I’m guessing “Not great, Bob!” is not the answer Steve Melewski has for us, but it should be.

Orioles executive: Trump should apologize before throwing out a first pitch - USA Today

...and people on social media lost their minds, because of course they did.

Former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters begins new chapter with Nationals - The Sun

We at Camden Chat wish Matt Wieters well in his future endeavors.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Kevin Hickey and Dave Vinyard. They share today with famous people including painter Pierre Auguste Renoir 1841; opera singer Enrico Caruso 1873; actor Zeppo Marx 1901; actor Jim Backus 1913; bluegrass musician extraordinaire Dr. Ralph Stanley 1927; writer & producer Larry Gelbart 1928; Outlaw Country pioneer Faron Young 1932; TV talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael 1935; TV newsman Bob Schieffer 1937; musician George Harrison 1943; SNL writer Jack Handey 1961; actress Téa Leoni 1966; and actor Sean Astin 1971.

Today in Baltimore baseball history...

1975 - The Baltimore Orioles trade first baseman Boog Powell, one of the most popular players in franchise history, to the Cleveland Indians for catcher Dave Duncan and a minor leaguer. In 14 seasons with the Orioles, Powell hit 303 home runs, helping the club to four World Series appearances. Powell will power 27 home runs for the Indians this season.

2002 - 84-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell announces this season will be his last as Detroit Tigers radio play-by-play announcer. The winner of the 1981 Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence has worked for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants and Baltimore Orioles before moving to Detroit during his 62-year career behind a microphone.

Today in World History...

1570 - England's Queen Elizabeth I was excommunicated by Pope Pius V.

1793 - The department heads of the U.S. government met with U.S. President Washington for the first Cabinet meeting on U.S. record.

1836 - Samuel Colt received U.S. Patent No. 138 (later 9430X) for a "revolving-cylinder pistol." It was his first patent.

1901 - The United States Steel Corp. was incorporated by J.P. Morgan.

1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It authorized a graduated income tax.

1919 - The state of Oregon became the first state to place a tax on gasoline. The tax was 1 cent per gallon.

1940 - The New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens played in the first hockey game to be televised in the U.S. The game was aired on W2WBS in New York with one camera in a fixed position. The Rangers beat the Canadiens 6-2.

1986 - Filippino President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule after a tainted election.

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Women’s Softball: Maryland vs Bradley at the Mardi Gras Classic.