Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! How is your weekend going? Mine has been full of Christmas cheer. Yesterday my family baked Christmas cookies (I was responsible for chocolate crinkles and pecan bars) and today we’re headed to see Santa and get lunch from food trucks at the fire station. Choosing which food truck is tough for some people, but I’m all about those waffles.
Did anyone attend yesterday’s Winter Warm-Up? Word is that about 1,000 Orioles fans braved the weather to attend the festival, which actually sounded quite lovely. There were decorations, food and drink, a band, and singers doing Christmas carols. The main event, of course, was a 45-minute Q&A with Mike Elias, Brandon Hyde, and Sig Mejdal. You can read the rundown in Roch’s link below.
The most important question asked of the trio yesterday was about their favorite Christmas movie. This is info fans need! That gets me wondering, what is your favorite Christmas movie, dear Camden Chatter? Mine is Home Alone, same as Mike Elias!
Elias: Joseph on Orioles' radar | MLB.com
I don't know why the Orioles are particularly interested in Caleb Joseph, but he's a nice guy so I'd be happy to root for him in what is going to be a miserable 2020 season.
Orioles take fan questions at first Winter Warm-Up - School of Roch
Roch has the rundown on yesterday's winter warm up, including a lot of quotes from the Q&A.
Orioles Lose Two Minor Leaguers In Rule 5 Draft - Birds Watcher
There is little reason to pay attention to the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft, but if you're really into the minors, the O's lost pitchers Ruben Garcia and Jhon Peluffo.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies, all short timers. Eddie Robinson was a first baseman with a long MLB career that ended with four games with the 1957 Orioles. A very special birthday to Mr. Robinson, who turns 99 years old today! Robinson is the oldest living former MLB player.
It’s also the birthday of Rick Helling (49), who pitched for the Orioles in 2003; noted Bowie Baysox batting champ Luis Montañez (38), who appeared with the O’s in 93 games from 2008-10; and Ryan Eades (28), who played in six games in 2019 and who is currently a free agent.