Spring Training has come to an end, and the O’s are heading north. They will stop in Norfolk for a game against the Tides, but otherwise Opening Day is basically upon us. You have three days to dig all the orange out of your closet/attic and make sure it’s washed, ironed, and ready to rock on Thursday. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
To the penultimate pre-Opening Day version of links!
When Chris Davis has been batting leadoff in Grapefruit league games, we’ve assumed it’s just been to get him as many AB as possible. However, it sounds like the team is actually considering putting The Big Fella atop the order this season. Interesting.
Based on the projections, it ain’t good. But that’s the way we like it around here, right?
In this episode of Locked On Orioles, Justin McGuire spoke with…get this…a Red Sox fan, in Great Britain, who is going to watch every single…Orioles game this season. Wacky. Find out how and why at the link.
The Sun’s Jon Meoli lays out the lessons he picked up covering the team in Sarasota. Is it a problem that the roster isn’t as flexible as the O’s prefer? How has the heart of the order changed? How about the perception of the team overall?
Rough weekend for old pal Albert Belle…
BREAKING: Albert Belle arrested in Scottsdale during a spring training game.
2 counts of indecent exposure
1 count of DUI (using liquor, drugs or vapors)
1 count of Extreme DUI (BAC of .08 or more) pic.twitter.com/3zMgRczQi3
— Matt Rodewald FOX 10 (@Matt_Fox10) March 26, 2018
Let’s end on a high note, however…
26 years ago today. pic.twitter.com/eN6m96Xzmr
— Locked On Orioles (@LockedOnOrioles) March 25, 2018