SARASOTA, FLA. — Here are a few issues that are the talk of the press room at the Ed Smith Stadium spring training complex as the Orioles get ready to begin their first full-squad workout later this morning:
-- The Orioles will hold an informal outdoor news conference this afternoon to introduce new infielder Everth Cabrera, who is expected to be in camp today after signing his one-year contract. Executive vice president Dan Duquette and Cabrera will meet the media after the workout.
-- Today's workout will start late because of another round of medical checkups.
-- OK, so this isn't about baseball, and it didn't happen in Sarasota, but everyone is buzzing about the way Dez Wells took over Tuesday night's game at Xfinity Center. Wells showed again that he's a big-game player, which should hold the Terps in good stead in the NCAA tournament, where they probably moved up in the seeding with that great win over No. 5 Wisconsin.
-- ESPN commentator and former Division I coach Seth Greenberg criticized Terps fans for storming the court after the biggest victory of the year by Mark Turgeon's young team. I guess he felt they should act like they've been there. I feel like the guy should lighten up.
-- The news headline today in Sarasota is that some local cops will begin wearing body cameras this week.
-- The local radio talk show buzz this morning included a debate over the inclusion of senior citizen parking spaces at one of the several new shopping centers in Sarasota, where the real estate market and the retail economy appears to be booming.
-- And, no, I do not qualify for those parking spaces.