Happy Wednesday, Camden Chatters! Baseball is back tonight as Dylan Bundy takes the mound for the Birds against J.A. Happ for the Jays, so we'll get to see the debut of the lefty lineup. I'm just glad the off day is finally over. Don't look at the schedule though, because there is another one tomorrow!
That off day won't seem so bad if the Orioles can wrap up their first sweep of the season tonight. That's hours away, though, so pass the time by reading the links:
Orioles' Wade Miley: Ready to start Sunday - CBSSports.com
I'm not exactly on pins and needles waiting to see Wade Miley pitch, but that he'll be ready this weekend is certainly good for the team.
Move over, Red Sox and Yankees: Baltimore Orioles barge onto shortlist of Toronto Blue Jays’ fiercest rivals | National Post
I know that I hate the Blue Jays more than those other two teams right at the moment, so I guess this story, written from Toronto's POV, is right!
J.J. Hardy's performance this season will dictate whether the Orioles keep him in 2018 - Baltimore Sun
I've considered it a foregone conclusion that Hardy won't be with the team next year.
Baltimore Orioles history: Earl Weaver wins 1000th game
Start your day with a little history. It was on this day in 1979 that the Earl of Baltimore got his 1000th win.
On Patience - Camden Depot
A look at players who jump on the first pitch (even when it's not a good idea) and those who swing at bad pitches instead of waiting for the good one.
What's real and what's a mirage from Opening Day results? - SweetSpot- ESPN
Trumbo was the hero on Monday and Baustista was the goat, but David Schoenfield thinks that won't be the case over the full season.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your list of Orioles birthday buddies is long but mostly undistinguished. You share your day with the former Pride of Pigtown, Steve Clevenger; dark days relief pitcher Winston Abreu; 1956 pitcher Fred Besana; 1955 outfielder with one career plate appearance Roger Marquis; and old timey shortstop Ron Hansen. Hansen kicked off a 15-season career by playing in parts of five seasons with the Birds from 1958-62. He was the 1960 Rookie of the Year.
On this day in 2013 Chris Davis hit a home run in his fourth consecutive game to start the season. His 16 RBI in those games is a MLB record.