Friday’s O’s Links – One and O!

Adam Jones follows through on his swing.
GulfBird Photo/Craig Landefeld

Everybody feeling alright today? It was another great Opening Day at the Yard yesterday, as Buck Showalter moved to 8-0 in such games thanks to Adam Jones’ 11th inning walk-off home run. The weather was great, the beer was very cold, and the Birds started off on the right foot.

Let’s hit the links.

Gentry’s Clutch Catch an “Instinctual Thing”

Most O’s fans were annoyed to see Craig Gentry’s name on the lineup card, a result of Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi’s extreme reverse splits. As always, Buck Knows Best. Gentry made a spectacular catch at the right-centerfield wall to rob a home run and keep the game tied at 0-0 early.

Jones Adds to His Legacy

Dan Connolly of Baltimore Baseball on AJ, Gentry, Brad Brach (ugh) and more.

Yes, Chris Davis Should Leaf Off

Maybe Jon Shepherd should LOG OFF, amirite?

Kidding, Jon.

Scratching your head about Davis atop the order? Shepherd actually ran a model a year ago, and found that Davis should be the leadoff hitter. Head over to Camden Depot with an open mind and let him try to convince you.

2018 O’s Over/Unders

Baltimore Sports and Life’s Chris Stoner sets lines on twenty different items about this year’s Birds, asking readers to take the over or under on everything from Trey Mancini’s number of extra-base hits to the team’s overall record.

Nick Markakis Shows Once Again that Baseball Doesn’t Care What We Think

In a wonderful bit of symmetry, do you know who else hit a walk-off homer yesterday? Nick the Stick! 2110 Eutaw Street represent!

I know, I know…this isn’t really an “Orioles” link. But it’s a former Oriole link, and I think you’ll all enjoy it.

 

“Enjoy” our off day, and the weekend baseball!

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RSR/ESR Senior Editor. Derek is originally from and a current resident of Pasadena, MD. He’s a graduate of UMBC and has been a lifelong Baltimore sports fan. In 2007 he founded B’More Birds’ Nest, where he wrote about the Ravens and Orioles before joining RSR in 2012. Derek tells anyone...more

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