The Orioles are in familiar territory today, back on the East Coast. They'll play the Florida Marlins today and the St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. It's easily the spring road stadium the Orioles have spent the most time in over the past couple of decades.
Jeremy Guthrie is scheduled to start for the Orioles, trying to bounce back from a pair of spring outings in which he gave up 10 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings, including three homers against the Blue Jays in Dunedin.
The Orioles are bussing over from Sarasota this morning. They'll come over in two busses, but one of the busses will take back some of the players who appear in today's game. The rest of the team will stay overnight and return tomorrow after playing the Cardinals.
I drove over late last night, and it got a lot later when I was betrayed by my GPS. It told me to get off about 20 miles short of the exit for my hotel, so I spent close to an hour touring beachfront of Fort Pierce before arriving at my hotel and realizing it was right on 95. My bad. I should know my way around here after spending spring training on this side of the state for the last 15 years or so.