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Opening Day Bird Droppings: The Orioles are back!

It's finally Opening Day after an uneventful winter. The Orioles are back. How do you celebrate this holiday? In today's links, Duquette thinks big, Gausman gets pumped, and the Jays come to town.

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Happy Opening Day, folks! It's been a long slog, but we made it. Are you going to the game? Watching at home? Watching somewhere else?

Kevin Gausman takes the mound for the O's at 3:05 as a slightly different Orioles team takes on a slightly different Blue Jays team than the one that ended the O's 2016 season.

Blue Jays, Orioles renew rivalry for opening day in Baltimore - CBC Sports - Baseball - MLB
Dave Ginsburg previews the Blue Jays series...a veritable baseball Festivus, at least insofar as the Airing of Grievances is concerned.

Duquette: "This should be a big year for the O's" - School of Roch
Dan Duquette: Now 50% less awkward...just kidding.

Kim: 'I hope they don't boo me this year,' and other Orioles' thoughts (Tavarez, Mullins, Drake, Duquette) - Me, too, buddy. Me, too.

By the numbers: Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
25 years of baseball at Camden Yards. That's a lot of baseball.

Camden Depot: The 2017 Orioles: Creativity Required The Stranger from the movie "The Big Lebowski" said it best, "Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes...well, he eats you."

30 things to know before the start of the 2017 MLB regular season
A brief look around the league with Big League Stew.

On this day in 2011, Zach Britton made his major league debut. He struck out six in six innings pitched.

It's the birthday of Koji Uehara.