Sunday Bird Droppings

It's late Saturday night, I just got home from a lovely dinner party (with a lotta wine), and I'm of no mood to go a-huntin' for links. So thanks to monsieur duck for providing the following:

Alas, cars at OPaCY are safe... Joey Gathright traded to BoSox
The Orioles have traded Joey Gathright from Triple-A Norfolk to Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Red Sox's top affiliate, for a PTBNL or cash. Gathright was batting .329 with 11 doubles, two triples, 20 RBIs and 24 stolen bases in 80 games at Norfolk. The Orioles acquired him from the Chicago Cubs on May 8 for Ryan Freel.

There's proof the O's are making progress -- baltimoresun.com
This could be the beginning of another big September swoon, but this tough stretch also could turn out to be an important juncture in the rebuilding process. The young O's still have a lot to learn, and the next few weeks could be an education for all of us… - one way or the other.

Ever want to work retail in baseball? Here's your chance.
The Tides and Admirals have announced today that the following employment position is currently available: Merchandise Manager.  This is a full time salaried position with the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) and the Norfolk Admirals (AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning).

Candidates Night at the Keys
On Wednesday, September 2nd candidates from each side of the aisle are coming to Harry Grove Stadium for a night of on-field games and festivities as the Keys host the Kinston Indians at 7:00 p.m. City of Frederick Mayoral candidates Jennifer Dougherty (Democrat), Jason Judd (Democrat), Randy McClement (Republican), Chris Simpson (Democrat), and Ron Tobin (Republican) will be present. At least 13 Alderman Candidates will also be present representing Democrats and Republicans for the upcoming election. 

Delmarva Shorebirds: News: Article
On Friday, September 4th take part in the Delmarva Power Carnival of Caring Day at Perdue Stadium. That evening charities from across the Shore will be set-up along the 2nd level concourse encouraging fans to visit their tables, play their carnival game and learn more about how they can get involved to help make a difference.

The Schmuck Stops Here: Orioles: Jones and the silver lining 
Adam Jones continues to rehab his sore back, which represents a significant loss of run-production potential, but might actually be a positive thing for the club on a couple of levels. The injury has forced manager Dave Trembley to play Felix Pie every day in center field, which -- even with his mistake-marred Tuesday night performance -- has given Pie a chance to demonstrate how much he has progressed since the start of the season.

This is your Open Thread. Place it in water and it will grow to 600 times its normal size. 

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