Baltimore Orioles: Welcome to 2018!

Happy New Year, Baltimore Orioles fans! I write a variation of this column every New Years morning; mind you folks, when you refer to the 2018 MLB season, you can now use the term this year! We obviously still have a ways to go before the season starts, but we’re getting there…

…but, do we really have that long? This being January, it’s actually the last full month without games. Pitchers and catchers report on February 13th, and Grapefruit League Play begins on the 23rd. That’s not far from now, folks!

And I don’t need to remind Orioles fans that this year‘s spring training will be more important than ever. The O’s will have a different look to them this year, even if nothing else changes. It’s a time when the new players and the veterans will want to mesh as best they can to form a new team core. So the hope is that guys treat the games as much like regular season games as they can.

That aside, my hope is that all of Birdland has a very Happy New Year. Enjoy the college bowl games today!

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