Baltimore Orioles open Grapefruit League play

It all starts this afternoon for the Baltimore Orioles. Today they’ll travel to the other side of Sarasota County to take on the Atlanta Braves. For what it’s worth, Atlanta opened CoolToday Park in Southern Sarasota County late last spring. They played one spring game there last season. This is their first full year training there.

We probably aren’t going to learn too much from this game, as I suspect most of the “regular players” will remain behind in Sarasota. We’ll probably see them tomorrow against Boston. But we’ll begin to see what could be in the future.

But whatever 2020 holds in store for the Birds, it unofficially begins today. Baseball will be played, and a team with BALTIMORE across their chests will be on the field. All is thus right with the world.

As I said, the O’s will begin the spring this afternoon with a visit to CoolToday Park. Chandler Shepherd gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Atlanta’s Felix Hernandez. Game time is set for just after 1 PM.

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