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Saturday Bird Droppings: Spring training drags on

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Not a lot of news on this Saturday morning, but Opening Day will be here in just 30 days!

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The weekend is here and so are Bird Droppings! We are now just 30 days from Opening Day, which means it'll be here before we know it. Uniform number 30 is current worn by injured pitcher Chris Tillman and has been worn in the past by others such as Luke Scott and Gregg Olson.

The Orioles take on the Rays today in spring action. Ubaldo Jimenez will pitch for the Orioles against Chris Archer. The game will be broadcast on 105.7 FAN so if you're near a radio or have MLB At Bat enjoy! It will not be televised.

Let's hit the links:

Has the World Baseball Classic negatively affected Orioles' pitchers in the past? - BaltimoreBaseball.com
Friend of the blog Paul Folkemer tackles the oft cited "fact" that pitching in the WBC negatively affects players in the regular season.

Orioles have solid offensive day, but are banged up in 5-2 loss to Pirates - Baltimore Sun
If you're looking for a recap of yesterday's ST loss, this is for you!

Wrapping up a 5-2 loss and updating injuries - School of Roch
There is little about the 5-2 loss in here but a lot about injuries. The Orioles added a few to their walking wounded list yesterday. Johnny Giovatella and Wade Miley were both injured in the game and Anthony Santander slept funny on his neck. Also a Tillman update!

Nats-Orioles TV Dispute Has Appellate Court Hearing March 14 « CBS Baltimore
The never ending saga between the Orioles and Nationals for TV rights continues March 14th.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies. Nerio Rodriguez (1996-98), Jack Fisher (1959-62), and Bob Johnson (1963-67) are all celebrating today.