Orioles: No Nats on spring schedule?
The Orioles just released their schedule for their first spring training in Sarasota since the early 1990s, and it's making me all nostalgic for my early days as the beat writer covering the team. You can check it out right here.
If you haven't counted yet, the Orioles will play the Yankees four times and the Boston Red Sox five times during the exhibition season. They also play the Phillies three times and go across the state to play their old exhibition rivals -- the Cardinals and Marlins -- once each in Jupiter.
The most surprising thing about the just-released schedule: Despite the MASN partnership, the O's have scheduled no exhibition games for the upcoming spring against the Washington Nationals.