It is, indeed, a dark winter day when a forecaster on the radio says the “wind chill will get wind chillier” and the biggest move of 2015 in Orioles baseball is yesterday’s minor league signing of J.P. Arencibia.
“We signed J.P. Arencibia! We signed J.P. Arencibia!”
Now the Orioles have five catchers.
To go with their six starting pitchers.
(Who needs three outfielders when you have five catchers and six starting pitchers?)
And, look! He pitches, too!
It is, indeed, a dark winter day when you have no baseball to write about except J.P. Arencibia.
So, instead, here’s a picture of a giraffe.
Yes, he is old. Retired from an old carousel. He is wonderful. He is mine.
Wait, he’s missing something.
Yes, that’s a real batting practice cap. It once belonged to the Orioles trusty, side-arming, submariney reliever Darren O’Day. He signed it.
(A giraffe’s horns are called ossicones, by the way.)
Welcome to Birdland, J.P.! (And, don’t forget to pack a parka, because I’m told the wind chill will get even wind chillier before this winter ends.)