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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are on TV

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Spring training continues on in sunny Florida. Nate Karns is feeling good, Mike Wright is impressive, and more!

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. The Orioles are in full swing down in spring training, yesterday defeating Red Sox 9-1. I’m pretty sure that means the Orioles are better than the team that won the World Series last year. That’s how that works, right?

I tuned into the game on mlb.tv for a bit and saw Richie Martin make a very nice play at shortstop so I’m definitely all in on him now.

If you want to escape the dreary Maryland weather today, the Orioles game is being broadcast on MASN at 3. They are playing the Tigers and Andrew Cashner is making his spring debut. Surely you don’t want to miss that.

Links

Nathan Karns downplays arm soreness, has bullpen session Saturday - Baltimore Sun
So everything is going to be ok, guys.

Cedric Mullins is adding to his basestealing ability, plus other notes - Steve Melewski
Jonathan Villar and Eric Young, Jr are helping young Cedric learn to use that speed to steal bases.

One-on-One with Orioles GM Mike Elias - BaltimoreBaseball.com
Mike Elias says things!

Mike Wright Continues Scoreless Spring Streak - Birds Watcher
Mike Wright is on fire, you guys. Can a pitcher get the Jake Fox award?

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies and they’re all pitchers. They are:

  • Jorge Julio, who started his nine-year major league career with five seasons with the Orioles. He pitched in 281 games in relief for the Orioles from 2001 to 2005, putting up a 4.20 ERA. Julio turns 40 today!
  • Bobby Munoz, who appeared in nine games for the 1998 Orioles. He pitched eight games in relief and made one start. Munoz turns 51 today.
  • Francisco de la Rosa, whose entire major league career was spent with the Orioles. He appeared in two games for them in 1991. Today would have been his 53rd birthday, but sadly he died at the age of 44 in 2011.
  • Jesse Jefferson, who kicked off a nine-year career with three seasons with the Orioles from 1973-75. He split time between being a starter and reliever and appeared in 42 games for the Birds. Today would have been his 70th birthday; he passed away in 2011.