Apparently it got around to the clubhouse too.
Today the Orioles were the featured team on MLB radio on Sirius/XM, and Kevin Gausman gave an interview with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette. During the interview, he said that a few days ago he received a message from Rick Adair that a certain group of players (including him) weren't allowed in the clubhouse until 8:30 AM. He'd been getting to the field at 6:30 AM every morning up until then, and was concerned he'd done something wrong, or upset someone in some way. When he finally showed up, he found "about eighteen hundred" powdered donuts taped to the inside of his locker, his locker door, in his shoes, and everywhere else you can imagine. He even said that 2 and 3 days later he was still discovering more. The culprits? Adam Jones, and a few other guys. Sounds like a fun clubhouse.
Other than that interview, Wieters, Matusz, Britton, and Jim Johnson (and possibly more) all gave interviews, and all said about the same thing (expectations are high, we remember how it felt last year, etc. etc.). Ferrin and Duquette raved about Bundy and Gausman, saying they were probably the best pair of pitching prospects in the minor leagues (though just barely in front of Cole and Taillon of Pittsburgh), and both predicted that right now as constructed, they felt the Orioles were an 88-90 win team, with the potential for more if a big trade for another bat is pulled off. For the record, Jim Bowden feels the same way, and likes the Orioles to finish 2nd in the division (though he says the whole thing is very very close).
Overall it was nice to hear some analysts who actually knew not only what the players' names were, but their histories and tendencies the last few years. Both of them live near Baltimore, so they get to see the O's play on a regular basis, and I thought they were very fair with their analysis, as opposed to the cheap journalism of "got lucky, they'll lose more close games, bad team again" that we've heard from so many other sources. One of their major points was that the core of the team is still very young, with almost everyone of real importance still being under 30, and that they're a real candidate to continue to grow and develop together.
It was a good day to listen in. I'm sure a lot of the broadcast can be found online, if anyone is interested.