One of the first stops for those in the Orioles farm system is Delmarva playing for the Shorebirds. Before he was an American League All-Star, Manny Machado was a South Atlantic League All-Star with the Birds.
Infielder Jonathan Schoop was with Machado on the Shorebirds in 2011. “We were there together and now we’re here together it helped us a lot,” Schoop said. “It helps that this is the same baseball but at a higher level.”
Even though the Shorebirds are in a prime vacation area, there were few opportunities to take advantage of the area.
“I really did not get to do a whole lot of that or go anywhere as far as Ocean City,” pitcher Dylan Bundy said. “My buddy and I found a couple of trails just a couple of miles from our apartment and we would trail ride a little bit before we had to report to the field.”