What the Orioles did yesterday: They beat up on Minnesota in their first exhibition game of spring training, 12-4, bashing four homers, including two by Jeffrey Hammonds. Brady Anderson also went 2-for-2, and Jimmy Key, Mike Johnson and Esteban Yan each pitched two scoreless innings.
What they'll do today: The Orioles will host the Marlins and their new, expensive lineup, including third baseman Bobby Bonilla.
You know it's spring training when: Players begin exploring, with rules relaxed. Pitcher Mike Mussina borrowed a photographer's camera and, along with Alan Mills, who was using his own camera, took a few pictures in the early innings. Mussina joked that he wanted to see the game from the perspective of the media. In reality, he was bored and killing time. Players who aren't in the game are allowed to leave after three innings.