There are now 82 days remaining until the next scheduled Orioles game, which is Opening Day. It’s a mere month and six days to go until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, or at least that’s the current plan, and nothing has happened yet to derail that plan.
Since the regular season ended, there have not been many days where the Orioles were making headlines. There’s no reason to think that is going to change today, and even if it did, it would have to be one heck of a headline to jump to the forefront of the Baltimore sports landscape, what with the Ravens playing a postseason game this afternoon. If the Orioles come along with a minor league signing during that game, not many people will notice right away.
Or at least, that’s the interest for the northern half of Birdland. Many in or from the DC area who have remained loyal to the Orioles are also fans of the Washington Football Team, especially those whose football loyalties were formed before the Ravens even existed. In contrast to the Ravens, the Football Team actually got a home playoff game last night, though WFT had a losing record in the regular season.
Ravens fans have to hope that playing on the road isn’t their only contrast. The Football Team lost last night to a Buccaneers team headed by longtime Birdland nemesis Tom Brady. It would be nice if at least one of