Tuesday Bird Droppings

No game last night, and no more Jack Bauer, either, so enjoys these bits of Orioles news this morning...

Orioles Insider: MacPhail and Angelos meet -- again
Andy MacPhail joked Orioles' owner Peter Angelos is seeing him more than he wants. "He’s gotten a larger dose of me than I think he wants," MacPhail said. "He’s gotten a heavy dose of me recently, but, obviously, he is more likely to see me when things aren’t going well than when things go along as planned." -duck

Athletics-Orioles Preview - CBSSports.com 
"Oakland pitchers have gone 20 straight innings without allowing a run, and the Athletics gave up a total of six hits in the final two games of their weekend sweep." Oh, they're gonna LOVE Baltimore, then. -duck

A few updates - MASNsports.com
Among the items listed is a report that Brian Roberts won't be reporting to Sarasota immediately. So, if you had Memorial Day in the "Brian Roberts swings at live pitching" pool, you're gonna lose. -duck

Hot Wigginton needs help in All-Star vote | orioles.com: News
Ty Wigginton should make the All-Star Team, but as a write-in candidate, it's going to be just about impossible to get there from the fan vote. But then again, who else would be the manager's pick to represent the Orioles? -duck

Kevin Cowherd: Is the Baltimore Orioles' Koji Uehara experiment over? - baltimoresun.com
Methinks the answer is: yes. -zk

The Schmuck Stops Here: Orioles: Defending Koji...sort of
I gotta say, I agree with the Schmuck on this one. (BTW, he doesn't defend Koji, he defends the signing of Koji. Big dif.) -zk

Orioles Insider: We'll know tomorrow but ...
Frank Mata will probably be added to the O's today as Koji Uehara and Alfredo Simon are both expected to be placed on the disabled list. -duck

Orioles Insider: Pending roster moves
The tea leaves are pointing toward Chris Tillman or Jake Arrieta getting a start Saturday against Toronto and David Hernandez moving to the bullpen, at least temporarily. -duck

Orioles Insider: Fishing with Luke Scott
You will never guess what Luke Scott did on his day off. Go ahead, guess. It didn't involve lattes, opera or pedicures. Oh, wait, it's in the headline, isn't it? Darn. I really though you'd never guess. -duck

Dave Trembley still Baltimore Orioles manager; Andy MacPhail and Peter Angelos meet - baltimoresun.com
Asked about Trembley on Monday afternoon, MacPhail repeated what he has said in the past: His focus is on roster improvement and not his manager. "We are still working through player personnel issues, which have increased based on our injury issues Sunday," MacPhail said. -zk

What they're saying about the life of Jose Lima - Big League Stew
Touching memories from a number of people around baseball. -Stacey 

"At the Ballpark" Functionality Coming to "At Bat 2010" By All-Star Game
So you're at the O's game and you think the ump blew the call at first, but it's hard to tell from your seat and they never show close replays on the jumbo tron, so you don't know for sure. Soon, if you have MLB At Bat you'll be able to instantly watch the replay on your phone. Pretty cool. -Stacey

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - May 24
Norfolk won, Bowie won, Frederick lost and Delmarva won, and added Mychal Givens to their roster. There were four other minor league roster moves yesterday, including Norfolk adding Albert Castillo back to its roster. -duck

Checking in with Brandon Snyder - MASNsports.com - Steve Melewski
"I feel like I left spring training with a little bit of a, I don't know if you call it a hitch or whatever you want to call it, but there was something in my swing not working for me. "It's taken me longer than usual to kind of find that and fix it, but now that I've fixed that I feel a heckuva lot more comfortable at the plate. Things are starting to fall for me. "Early in the season I was hitting a lot of balls right at people. I'm still hitting some balls right at people, but I'm hitting the ball harder on an every at bat basis. So I'm giving myself a better chance for hits. I'm ready to turn this thing around and start having more fun." -zk

Baltimore Orioles prospect Billy Rowell as determined as ever- baltimoresun.com
The more you read about Billy Rowell, the more you get the feeling it's just never going to happen for him. And I almost, almost feel bad for him. -duck

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