Thursday Bird Droppings

O's interested in Takahashi
The Orioles have talked to LHP Hisanori Takahashi, Koji's Uehara's former teammate. He's 35 years old. That's all I have to say about that. -Stacey

Orioles' Bergesen on the mend - baltimoresun.com
Bergy is all healed up and ready to go! -Stacey

Jay Gibbons invited to Dodger camp
It looks like Gibbons will get another shot as a non-roster invitee at spring training. My guess is he doesn't make the cut. -Stacey

O's Scott wants to play the field - baltimoresun.com
Luke will of course do whatever's best for the team, because that's what you're supposed to say. But he doesn't want to be a DH and this is the second off-season in a row he's been singing that tune. -Stacey

Trembley talks spring training
Specifically how much more awesome the new location will be than Fort Lauderdale. -Stacey

The Orioles might be movin' on up - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
Jeff Passan gives his preview of the 2010 Orioles. I don't agree with all of it, but he did end in haiku which earns him bonus points. -Stacey

Pondering a worldwide draft with the O's Joe Jordan - Melewski - MASNsports.com
There are reports that Major League baseball has convened a committee to study the possibility of implementing a worldwide draft. Right now, the First-Year Player Draft held in June covers players from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico only. O's scouting director Joe Jordan has heard the latest buzz about changing the draft, but is somewhat skeptical about it. -zk

O's on Deck: Baysox step up to help Haiti earthquake victims - baltimoresun.com
As many organizations are looking for ways to assist the earthquake victims in Haiti, the Double-A Bowie Baysox are joining the relief efforts. The Orioles' minor league affiliate is partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to raffle a pair of season tickets for every Baysox home game at Prince George's Stadium in 2010. Every dollar raised will go to UNICEF's efforts for the children in Haiti. -zk

Citizens group offers to settle Sarasota baseball lawsuit | HeraldTribune.com
The group's list of settlement terms, sent Tuesday to county officials, includes a call for a new round of debates about the wisdom of spending public money to lure pro baseball here, and a binding referendum. If the voters were to say no, the deal with the Orioles would be void. Yeah, I'm sure the county commissioners will go for that. -zk

Guess the Opening Day Lineup, win lavish prizes*!
I draw your attention to the Opening Day lineup contest since it's fallen kind of far down the page. If you haven't gotten your guesses in, you have until Monday night. -Stacey

Oh yeah, the noise, the smog, the crowds, the muggers, sex fiends, white slavers, politicians, it's a pistol. I got about as much use for it as a toad has for Open Threads

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