Monday Bird Droppings

Teams keep tabs on young pitchers' arms - USATODAY.com
"Clubs feel that if you overtax them, you increase the possibility of injury," Baltimore Orioles President Andy MacPhail says. "It's like an exercise regimen. Your progression jumps to what you can take. The increase in (pitchers') workload should be progressive." -zk

O's close to decision on Matusz -- baltimoresun.com
The Orioles are expected to make a decision on the status of Brian Matusz Monday and it appears that they are leaning toward shutting down the left-hander following the best start of his young career. -zk

Yankees Upset That Ump Won't Call All Close Pitches Their Way Like The Other Umps Do - LoHud.com
The Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 13-3 Sunday. But there were angry emotions in the clubhouse afterward due to another incident involving umpire Marty Foster, the second in just over two months. -zk

Dave Trembley's Video Journal with Roch - MASNsports.com
With MASNsports.com's Roch Kubatko in New York the same weekend as the Orioles, Roch sat down with the O's skipper for a unique edition of Dave Trembley's video journal from the visiting clubhouse in Bronx. -duck

O, say can you see a Camden Yards controversy? - delmarvanow.com
The naysayers who feel disrespect when people shout "O" probably shouldn't attend any live sporting events, because other teams do their own thing when the anthem is played, like when Chicago Blackhawks fans cheer continuously during the song, or when people down in Atlanta yell "Brave" when it winds down. -duck

Minor production delights Orioles - The Capital
"I think this year has gone very, very well," Stockstill said. "I'm very proud of our players and staff. The players who went to the major leagues were almost all ready to compete immediately at that level. I really feel like it showed that what we've been doing the last several years in not rushing players has made a difference." -duck

Daniel and Paco Figueroa playing for Spain at Baseball World Cup - Mister Baseball
Spain’s baseball playing twin brothers, Daniel and Paco Figueroa, spent last season with the Bowie Baysox of the AA Eastern League, and are property of the Baltimore Orioles.  They are so alike they even spent the same time on the disabled list last season, but with different injuries.  Both have been impressive at the plate thus far, with Daniel going 3-8 and Paco 3-7 in Spain’s 1-1 start. -duck

Hoes, Avery expected to move to Frederick in 2010 - MASNsports.com
At just 19, the pair played to rave reviews in the South Atlantic League. Neither hit .300, nor did the O's expect them to. They just made solid, steady progress which should lead to them advancing to Frederick as 20-year-olds in 2010. -duck

Shorebird Jacob Julius loves playing baseball for a living - The News and Tribune
"It has been an awesome experience. I’ve wanted to do this since I was little," the former Providence standout said. "One of the coolest things is when I come home or I’m at the ballpark and kids ask for my autograph. That’s pretty neat." -duck

Shorebirds fans flocked to Perdue in '09 season -delmarvanow.com
Despite bad weather that robbed them of 10 home games this season, the Delmarva Shorebirds reported an increase in average attendance. Officials for the Baltimore Orioles' affiliate said Friday that the total attendance was 214,575 people in 2009, an average of 3,576 fans per game. -duck

Find A New Career At The Ballpark - OurSports Central
The Bowie Baysox will host the 15th Central Maryland Career Fair at Prince George's Stadium on Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The biannual career fair is sponsored by The Pennysaver and presented in conjunction with Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation and Maryland Job Services. Admission for career-seekers is free! -duck

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