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Kevin Gausman is one day away from throwing the first pitch of Opening Day,
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Quietly confident Orioles are ready to start a new season - MASN Sports

Steve Melewski, ever the optimist.

Orioles' Dylan Bundy: Finishes spring with ugly numbers - CBS Sports

But everything is gonna be fine! He was just working on stuff!

Updating Tillman’s bullpen session - MASN Sports

He had it and his arm didn’t fall off. He’s gonna go on the DL, but don’t panic. At least, not yet. Expect 3 MiLB starts after some preliminary work and May 2 is the target date to start with the O’s.

Mike Yastrzemski, Carl’s grandson, hopes for shot with Baltimore Orioles - Newsday

He’s not going to get it anytime soon.

For these Orioles fans, 25 years of Opening Day memories at Camden Yards - The Sun

The Sun will have a metric ton of coverage of Opening Day and the 25th anniversary of Camden Yards. Just go buy a copy today.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Pete Incaviglia, Art Ceccarelli, Gordon Jones, and Bobby Avila. They share today with famous people like writer Giovanni Casanova 1725; writer Hans Christian Andersen 1805; writer Emile Zola 1840; car maker Walter Chrysler 1875; actor Buddy Ebsen 1908; actor and Star Wars hater Sir Alec Guinness; singer Marvin Gaye, Jr. 1939; actress Linda Hunt 1945; pitcher Don Sutton 1945; singer Emmylou Harris 1947; actor Ron "Horshack" Palillo; and actor Christopher Meloni 1961.

Today in Baltimore baseball history...

I’m sure the Orioles won some games, but the two sites I checked came up with nothing noteworthy. Huh.

And although not Baltimore-related...

Thought by some to be a belated April Fools' Day hoax, Chattanooga Lookouts' pitcher Jackie Mitchell, a seventeen year-old girl, strikes out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the first inning of an exhibition game, facing the Bronx Bombers sluggers after entering the game in relief. According to legend, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis will void the teenager's professional contract, declaring women are unfit to play baseball as the game is "too strenuous".

Today in world history...

1865 - Confederate President Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, VA.

1917 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson presented a declaration of war against Germany to the U.S. Congress.

1956 - "The Edge of Night" and "As the World Turns" debuted on CBS-TV.

1958 - The National Advisory Council on Aeronautics was renamed NASA.

1978 - The first episode of "Dallas" aired on CBS.

1985 - The NCAA Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock for men’s basketball to begin in the 1986 season.

1995 - The costliest strike in professional sports history ended when baseball owners agreed to let players play without a contract.

2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give political candidates and political action committees were unconstitutional.

Consider this your discussion space for Wrestlemania XXXIII.