Friday Bird Droppings

So that happened. Read about it at Orioles.comThe Associated PressFort Worth Star-Telegram.com, and baltimoresun.com.

Orioles Option LHP Alberto Castillo To Triple-A Norfolk | orioles.com
A corresponding roster move will be made today. It will most likely be Scott Moore, but I just like typing that sentence anyway. It sounds so official! -duck

Orioles Insider: You want Moore?
Jeff Zrebiec of The Sun says Scott Moore, not Michael Aubrey, will get the bus ticket out of Norfolk for the weekend. He can play all four infield positions, supposedly. -duck

Baltimore Orioles bench Garrett Atkins, will play Luke Scott at first base more - baltimoresun.com
I hope Garrett Atkins has a fully charged DSi, because he's gonna get plenty of time to play it this week. Luke Scott moves to 1B when interleague play starts for the Orioles at National Parks. -duck

Roberts dealing with bout of pneumonia | orioles.com: News
Brian Roberts sent a text message to Orioles manager Dave Trembley on Thursday saying that he was "feeling better" after being admitted to a Baltimore-area hospital on Monday with pneumonia. You're not fooling anyone, you know. You'll be stone dead in a minute. -duck

Pie Making Progress
"Every day, I look at what my team is doing," he said. "They're starting to play better. But sometimes it's a little sad because I want to be there and help the team, and I can't because I'm hurt." ♥ ♥ ♥ -Stacey

Jeremy Guthrie Original Doodle - eBay (item 260601153431 end time May-23-10 15:00:52 PDT)
Guthrie provided the doodle as part of an effort to raise money to support Neurofibromatosis, Inc. To see all the celebrity doodles, click the National Doodle Day link at the bottom of the page. Thanks to typozzz who posted this in the Fan Shots. -Stacey

Angelos says Nats' success is boon for Orioles - baltimoresun.com
"What's good for the Nationals is good for MASN," Angelos said. "That makes me happy, and that makes Mr. Lerner [Nationals managing principal owner Ted Lerner] happy. They are partners in the MASN network. The better they do, the more interest it generates." And people wonder why I link to this picture when Angelos says things like that. -duck

Orioles | Mike Gonzalez rehabs Thursday -KFFL
Mike Gonzalez threw a simulated inning in extended spring training. He was pain free. Oh, goody. We're closer to his return. His fastball still topped out at 89. This isn't going to end well. -duck

Orioles-Nationals Preview - Sporting News
The Nationals aren't playing well, but then again, neither are the Orioles. Should make for exciting baseball! -duck

Back with the Orioles, Miguel Tejada feels right at home - Washington Post
This just in - Miguel Tejada likes it in Baltimore. -duck

Spitballing: Orioles cursed? Or just plain bad?
One sports writer is convinced his hat purchase in 2005 has doomed the Birds. We just won't tell him they've been bad for a lot longer than that. -duck

Gaston "Managing" 21-Man Roster in Toronto | FanGraphs Baseball
From the "be careful what you ask for" files.... -duck

Comeback for Mariners' Bedard is delayed - USATODAY.com
Erik Bedard won't be back for the Mariners until late June at the earliest. I know this shouldn't make me smile, but it kind of does. -duck

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - May 20
Norfolk won. Hooray! Bowie won. Woo-hoo! Frederick and Delmarva lost. Boo. L.J. Hoes and Greg Miclat were put on the disabled list. Of course they were, with this team's luck. -duck

Revs snap skid, pummel Sidney Ponson - The York Daily Record
Ponson got rocked by the Revs, giving up seven runs in three innings. According to the article, the Fightin' Aruban looked like "a 250 pound shell (official weight reported by the Ducks)" of himself. -Stacey

Interview with Baltimore Orioles Prospect Xavier Avery
Baltimore Sports Report catches up with the O's prospect. -Stacey

An extended stay for Flacco and Givens - MASNsports.com
Joe MIke Flacco and Mychal Givens await their assignments after stints in extended spring training. Joe darn it, Mike is recovering from back problems while Givens signed late and didn't play last year. When does camp open for the Ravens again? -duck

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