Wednesday Bird Droppings

Rick Dempsey Signs Your Favorite Christmas Hits
I shamelessly stole this link from Dempsey's Army because it's so awesome. I cannot wait to hear him sing "Baby It's Cold Outside." -Stacey

O's on Deck: Gamboa recovering from minor back injury
So that's why he hasn't pitched for the Desert Dogs yet. In case you were losing sleep over it. -duck

O's on Deck: Arizona Fall League recap -- Oct. 27
Josh Bell's slump deepened, with the future slugger going 0-for-3 with a K in a Desert Dogs win. That's it, ship him to Aberdeen next year. -duck

Dennis Sarfate finding success in Mexican Pacific League
Roch says: "Sarfate has permitted five hits over his seven appearances, with three walks and 10 strikeouts. Opponents are batting .156 against him." Sarfate says he feels like his velocity is up, and definitely likes being a closer. -duck

Brad Mills: Houston Astros hire Mills as manager
"Brad Mills is the new manager of the Houston Astros. The 52-year-old Mills has been Terry Francona's bench coach in Boston for the past six seasons." Well, good luck Brad. -duck

Jay-Z to Perform at World Series
The New York Yankees have been blasting Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind". Now, he's going to perform it live before Game 1 tonight. (Performance postponed to Thursday. See FanShot above this entry) -duck

PressBox: Trade Birds For Marlins -- Now
"A blockbuster trade is in order, but swapping out a player or two simply won’t do. No, the entire organization needs to be exchanged for the Florida Marlins." Sure, it's ridiculous, but it is a fun read. -duck

The Schmuck Stops Here: Phony controversy
"By the way, to be fair, the place was full of Orioles and MASN employees, so the notion that Brooks was being ignored by the current organization is ridiculous." He goes on to say comparing the gala to Elrod Hendrick's funeral is "just plain wrong." You tell 'em, Peter. -duck

AND COMPLETELY UNRELATED... 

D.C. Sports Bog - Redskins ban signs at FedEx Field
The Redskins have banned signs at their games. Do they think it'll stop people from seeing how miserable their fans are? -Stacey

What? No! No, they cannot watch the show from backstage. That's it! That's what's been missing from the show! That's what we need! More frogs and dogs and bears and Open Threads and... and whatever! You're not gonna watch the show, you're gonna be in the show! Come on, everyone!
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