Monday Bird Droppings

Orioles get big surprise: a very warm welcome | HeraldTribune.com 
"That was cool,'' Baltimore Gold Glove winner Adam Jones said, "but it's too much for me. I'm laid back and low key.'' Jones, then, should love his new spring home, particularly if its people, both residents and visitors alike, engage in the level of bird watching witnessed Saturday. A meet and greet at The Ed the Orioles hoped would attract 1,000. An estimated 2,500 showed up. Looking around, Jones knew he wasn't in Lauderdale any more. "Nobody cares about baseball over there,'' the Baltimore centerfielder said. "I think this is more people than came to all of our games.'' - The FanFest was reported yesterday, but here's a refreshing take on it. Nice to see fans clamoring to see the O's -zk

Critics of baseball in Sarasota County suing over e-mails | HeraldTribune.com 
And yet some folks still reeeeeeaaaaaally don't want the Orioles in Sarasota. -zk

Free-agent watch: Good year to go bargain-hunting - Chris Bahr, Sporting News - MLB - Sporting News
Free agency officially starts Friday. Here's TSN's take on the pickings. -zk

Keys Donate $375,000 To Local Causes - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
rederick, MD - The Frederick Keys, Class-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are proud to announce that in partnership with its marketing colleagues and fans, have donated $375,000 to local charities, causes and schools in 2009. -zk

Odds look good for O's return to Cuba -- baltimoresun.com
Schmuck waxes nostalgic about the last time and likes Angelos' chances of making another Cuba trip happen. -zk

MASN Online: One Liners from Lunch with Dave Trembley
Dave has his share of witticisms, including my fave: "The toughest three outs to get in Yankee Stadium are the six you have to get." -zk

You see, there's a certain amount of life wisdom I give these boys. I can expand their minds. Sometimes when I've got a ballplayer alone, I'll just read Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman to him, and the guys are so sweet, they always stay and listen. 'Course, a guy'll listen to anything if he thinks it's Open Thread.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker