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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where Opening Day is less than 30 days away

Spring training rolls on and today’s game is on TV! In our links: Schoop wants an extension, Jones is wonderful, and more.

MLB: Spring Training-Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Wednesday, Camden Chatters! We made it through half of another week, and baseball is getting closer and closer. If you’re itching to see or listen to baseball of any sort, today’s game vs the Cardinals is on both MASN and 105.7 FM. We’ll have a gamethread and everything, just like it’s real baseball (it’s not).

We are now under the 30 day mark until we get to see real baseball again. In 29 days our guys (like them or not) will suit up to play the Twins on a Thursday afternoon. Last season the number 29 was worn by our one-and-done friend Welington Castillo. I wish Beef well in his new gig with the White Sox. This spring number 29 is being worn by catcher Austin Wynns.

How are you doing? What’s going on in your life? I want to know! I spent my valuable time scrounging up these links, just for you:

Big Baltimore Personalities Help Students See ‘Black Panther’ - CBS Baltimore
Adam Jones continues to be an awesome human.

10 Years After He Went No. 1, Tim Beckham Can See Himself at the Top - The New York Times
Are you looking for a feel good story about Tim Beckham? Here it is.

Second baseman Schoop hopes Orioles want him long-term | FOX Sports
We want you too, Jonathan! But I'm sure the Orioles will screw it up.

Should Pedro Alvarez Just Be The DH? - Camden Depot
Trumbo is much better at the plate as an fielder, which is why it's such a shame he can't really play the outfield. Why did they sign him again? This article argues Alvarez could probably fill the spot better.

Tanner Scott learning from Zach Britton -
Maybe Zach can teach him to stop walking so many guys.

Orioles prospect Chris Lee pitches to one batter, suffers right oblique injury - Baltimore Sun
Bad news for Chris Lee, though he probably wasn't going to make the team anyway.

Analytics, rebuilding are reason for high number of unsigned MLB free agents - ESPN
Numbers are ruining baseball! There is more to the article than that.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Baseball Reference tells me that you have two Orioles birthday buddies, and I guess I believe them. Dallas Williams went 1-for-2 at the plate in his Orioles career in 1981. And Mike Milchin pitched to a 5.73 ERA in 13 games for the O’s in 1996. Happy birthday to them both.