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Christmas Eve Bird Droppings: Where ’tis the season

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Happy holidays to you all, dear Camden Chatters.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through baseball
Not a thing was occurring. Not one thing at all.
The trade talks were tabled, free agents weren’t signed;
The hot stove ain’t cooking when it’s holiday time.

There are people to see, there are places to go
There are things more important than sports, don’t you know?
So enjoy friends and family, with cheer and good humor,
Instead of scouring Twitter for fresh baseball rumors.

Links

Orioles announce 2020 coaching staff - School of Roch
The Orioles officially announced the hirings of their new coaches. So now those guys won’t have to stress out about their job status during the holidays, which is nice.

Oriole fans want to see improvement in 2020 but continued patience is required - BaltimoreBaseball.com
In contrasting the Orioles’ poor on-field product with the dominant Ravens, Rich Dubroff points out that the O’s have a scheduled game in Baltimore on Sept. 10, when the defending Super Bowl champion would traditionally open the NFL season at home. Ugh, I remember when that scheduling conflict was an over-inflated controversy the last time the Ravens won the Super Bowl. There were so many awful takes.

Baltimore Orioles: Jonathan Schoop Has A New Home - Birds Watcher
Former O’s fan favorite Jonathan Schoop is now joining his fourth team in the last three years, signing with the Tigers, who are apparently trying to be marginally less awful next season.

Orioles birthdays and history

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! One current Oriole has a birthday today, and it’s Miguel Castro, who turns 25. I’m always surprised how young he is for a guy who’s been pitching in the majors since 2015. Former Orioles with Christmas Eve birthdays include Kevin Millwood (45) and the late Chico Garcia (b. 1924, d. 2007).

On this date in Orioles history, the O’s...have never done anything, because it’s Christmas Eve, people! Enjoy your day, for those who have festivities planned.