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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where doing nothing is the new normal

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After the blip of excitement over arbitration agreements, the Orioles have settled back into their slumber

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Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. I hope you’ve done more with your weekend than the Orioles have, because like every other weekend this offseason, they have been disappointing.

There are now 74 days until Opening Day, and the Orioles still look like the same team they did on the last day of the 2017 season. Well, except for that horrible Zach Britton injury, but that doesn’t make anyone feel better. Two players in history have worn uniform number 70. Speedy outfielder Xavier Avery wore it in 2012, and was then traded in 2013 for a terrible Mike Morse. The other player was Jeff “Screech” Fiorentino.

We are also now 30 days until pitchers and catchers report, which isn’t many at all. The 2018 season will be upon us before we know it, which may or may not be a good thing.

The best designated hitters in Orioles' history - Birds Watcher
Can you guess them? I got #1 right!

After 2018, Duquette Will Likely Be the Third Winningest GM in Orioles History - Camden Depot
That's right, haters!

More on the arbitration deadline and how it impacted Orioles - School of Roch
Because when there is nothing else to talk about, we can talk more about arbitration.

No joke: At 53, Palmeiro is serious about comeback - Mail Tribune
Why is this still a thing people are talking about?

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthday buddies, but I’m sorry to say they aren’t very exciting. Danny Boone appeared in four games for the 1990 Orioles and turns 64 today. And Wayne Gross had an 11-year career, spending 1984 and 1985 with the Orioles. He played infield and was a pretty good hitter, and yet I have still never heard of him. He turns 66 today.

On this day in 1963, the Orioles traded Luis Aparicio and Al Smith for Hoyt Wilhelm, Dave Nicholson, Pete Ward, and Ron Hansen. In 1993 they traded for Harold Baines, who is awesome. And in 1994 they signed free agent Chris “Rec Specs” Sabo.