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Sunday Bird Droppings: Six weeks until spring training

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It’s a quiet winter day in Birdland, but baseball is coming.

MLB: SEP 24 Orioles at Blue Jays Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. Another weekend is just about over. I’m wrapping up a week off of work so going back to work tomorrow is going to be especially tough. Are any of you in the same position?

The Orioles will be heading back to work soon as well. Pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota in just about six weeks. It’ll be here before we know it! The spring-like weather the past few days has definitely had me wishing the real thing was here, though I wouldn’t say no to a few nice blizzards between now and then.

Links

Leftovers for breakfast - School of Roch
I continually admire Roch Kubatko for having a post ready every single day. Sometimes it's just a round up of things in his notebook, which is the best we can hope for on December 29th.

Baltimore Orioles History: The Jeromy Burnitz Deal That Didn't Happen - Birds Watcher
You guys remember Jeromy Burnitz? He failed his physical, which is part a long-running joke about the Orioles being super particular about their physicals, even though they're always right.

A year with the Negro Leagues: Player visits to iconic KC museum connect past, present | | themercury.com
A nice story about MLB'ers visiting the Negro Leagues Museum, including Richie Martin whose grandfather played in the league for five years.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four rather unmemorable Orioles birthday buddies who combined to play 77 game for the Orioles. We’ll start with Dave Ford, the only one to spend more than one season with the Orioles. Ford, who turns 63 years old today, pitched for the Orioles in relief from 1978-81, putting up a 4.02 ERA in 55 total games. Your other birthday buddies are Ken Rudolph (73), Jim Brower (47), and Jaret Wright (44).