In case you missed it, it snowed last week in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Yup, snow in late March. As I scraped the snow off my car windshield, trekked around in boots and worked to stay warm in the cold, only one thought kept me from being a complete Debbie Downer in the snowstorm: Baseball season is almost here.
While you probably have been keeping your eye on the calendar, just in case you need a reminder, the Orioles open their season at Tampa Bay in four days. After their three-game set at the Trop, the O's will be at Camden Yards, hosting the Twins.
I'm counting down the days, and I hope you are as well. While we wait, check out some news that you may have missed from this last week.
* Steve Johnson has been shut down with a sore right latissimus dorsi. He is taking his recovery "day by day."
* Jair Jurrjens was nailed by a line drive in Wednesday's game versus the Yankees.
* Chris Tillman was named the O's fifth starter yesterday.
While this offseason has been a great opportunity for me to showcase the hard work of Roch Kubatko and Steve Melewski through my Weekly Wraps, I cannot wait for the regular season to start. Hooray for games that count.
And, please, no more snow...