Wednesday Bird Droppings

Alfredo Simon: Proof that Trembley meant it when he said anyone could close. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

It's so much fun reading recaps of a win against the Yankees. You can find them here (Zrebiec)here (Ghiroli)here (Melewski)here (Roch)here (Ricig), and here (NYT).

Peter Schmuck: Baltimore Orioles fans not so forgiving 22 years later
"The fan-scape has changed a bit since May 2, 1988, so it would have been naive to think that 47,000 orange-shirted crazies would show up for Tuesday night's series opener against the New York Yankees." Those of us old enough to remember Fantastic Fans Night in 1988 aren't surprised - tickets now are priced to gouge NYY fans, not appreciate Orioles fans. -duck

The Schmuck Stops Here: Orioles: The Bergesen quandary
Is it really time to bring Brad Bergesen back up after one successful Norfolk start, or do you let stay and work out completely whatever's wrong with his sinker? -duck

Baltimore Orioles manager Dave Trembley says closer is ‘whoever can get outs' -
"There is no closer right now for me. Who wants it? Somebody take it," Trembley said Tuesday. "There is no setup guy. Who wants it? Somebody take it." Of course, Trembley's still the guy who makes the call, so just how open is the competition? Hard to show you can get outs in the 9th if never given the opportunity. Right, Jason Berken? -duck

Orioles Insider: Simon officially promoted from Triple-A Norfolk
Lost in yesterday's promotion of Alfred Simon and Kam Mickolio's demotion was the fact Wilfredo Perez was DFA'd to make room for Simon on the 40-man roster. -duck

Orioles Insider: Q&A with Garrett Atkins at ESPN Zone
Garrett Atkins will be the guest for the first Q & A for the season. Someone needs to ask him about Rhyne Hughes. What's his favorite color? What does his glove smell like? Is it possible to look into his eyes and not see the wonder of the universe? OK, maybe it's just me. -duck

Koji's inning -
Koji Uehara pitched a successful inning for the Baysox yesterday and is slated to pitch again Thursday. Wow, killer, two outings in three days with three whole outs each time? Slow down! -duck

Orioles Insider: Roberts not cleared
"Brian Roberts saw Dr. Lee Riley on Monday and still has not been cleared for baseball activities." So, are we back to Nolan Reimold as lead-off hitter? Is his walker allowed on the basepaths? -duck

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- April 27
All four affiliates lost last night. -duck

A-Rod gets no love from President Obama in White House speech - Big League Stew
"The president never mentioned Alex Rodriguez by name in his speech?" So, of course, the NY media decided this was an intentional snub and lose their, well, stuff. -duck 

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