Orioles grumble at the cold even though it seems to warm them up

The Orioles are 8-1 at home, regardless of the weather.

It was another dark and semi-stormy night Thursday, which garnered complaints from several Orioles after they rolled to a 10-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Manager Buck Showalter, in particular, bemoaned just how uncomfortable it was in the Orioles dugout. Others expressed surprise that the ball traveled as well as it did through the cold, misty night air, which made way for three home runs.

Maybe they should just embrace the crappy weather, since it seems to be embracing them.

The Orioles are now 8-1 at home this season, even though it has been cold and windy for a bunch of those games. They are 5-7 on the road, where the weather has largely been more temperate.

Coincidence? Probably. I have an outlandish theory that the Orioles have shown more plate discipline at Camden Yards because it has been so cold most of the time they haven't been in a hurry to swing the bat.

Crazy? Maybe. But the Orioles should appreciate the assist from Mother Nature because their opponents clearly aren't enjoying April in Baltimore.

They might as well get used to it, since the dismal conditions are expected to continue for the next several days.

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