Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! It’s a beautiful day in Birdland. What do you all have planned for this lovely Sunday? I will be attending the BSO to see them perform Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban along with the movie. I saw them do Jurassic Park back in the fall, it’s a lot of fun.
But you’re not here for my weekend plans, you’re here for baseball talk. Well, there are just 25 days left until Opening Day, which is pretty exciting! I associate uniform number 25 with Rafael Palmeiro, who wore it throughout his two stints of seven seasons total with the Orioles. I haven’t heard much about his comeback lately, so I guess that’s over.
As for the Orioles, they continue with their spring training schedule. Today they play the Red Sox at 1:05 p.m., a game that will be broadcast on MASN. You can watch Gabriel Ynoa in his attempt to secure a spot in the rotation.
Let’s hit the links:
Former Orioles reliever Sammy Stewart, member of 1983 World Series team, dead at age 63 - Baltimore Sun
It's always sad to wake up to the news that an old Oriole has passed, but Peter Schmuck has a really nice story to remember his life.
Colby Rasmus is a Perfectly Average Baseball Player - Camden Depot
Honestly, the Orioles could use a couple average baseball players.
Orioles' Danny Valencia won't settle for being minor league depth in pursuit of big league job - Baltimore Sun
Danny Valencia deserves your respect!
MRI reveals no structural elbow or forearm damage for Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis
Good news for those Chris Davis fans out there. He'll only miss 3-5 days with his forearm soreness.
Nine up, nine down for Kevin Gausman (O's win 4-2) - School of Roch
Spring training means nothing, but I still like to see Kevin Gausman retire all nine batters with five strikeouts and a 97 mph fastball. Just don't look at how Dylan Bundy has been doing.
With less than a month to opening day, key free agents are still out there - Steve Melewski
People continue to talk about how the Orioles could end up with Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn. Mike Wright Jr probably hopes that does not happen.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies. Bob Johnson, who turns 82 years old today, was a utility player for the 1963-67 Orioles. Jack Fisher kicked off an 11 season career with four years pitching for the Orioles from 1959-62. Mr. Fisher is 79 years old today.
In more recent history we have two pitchers named Rodriguez. Nerio Rodriguez pitched in parts of three seasons for the late 90s Orioles. In 1996 Rodriguez had a 4.32 ERA, which was an ERA+ or 117. Oh, 1996. You’re so silly. It’s also the birthday of another Rodriguez, Richard. Richard Rodriguez made his major league debut with the Orioles last year. It was not pretty. This year he is in Pirates camp as a non-roster invitee.
That’s it for me today. Let’s go O’s!