Saturday Bird Droppings

No game to recap yesterday. Remember, the Twins and O's play a split double-header today at 1:10 ET and 8:10 ET. Man, a noon local time start must be fun for these guys. 

Wigginton A Pleasant Surprise for O’s | FanGraphs Baseball
Wiggy Pop getting some love. -Stacey

Joe Posnanski Blog Archive; Robin Roberts (1926-2010)
Joe Posnanski with a beautiful piece about the late Robin Roberts. -Stacey

Peter Schmuck: Orioles, Twins can't go under cover - baltimoresun.com
"Friday night's game between the Orioles and Minnesota was postponed because of rain and predicted snow, making it the first Twins home rainout since a game was washed out against the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 20, 1980, when the Twins played at old Metropolitan Stadium." - duck

O's threaten changes fantasy owners have already made -USATODAY.com
Nothing new in the article, I just love that headline. -duck

Orioles Insider: Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and the leadoff dilemma 
"Trembley has said that his reason for keeping Jones at leadoff is the young center fielder needs to learn to be a better all-around hitter, to show better plate discipline, work the count and use his speed more." Isn't that what Spring Training is for? In the immortal words of Herm Edwards,. "You play to WIN THE GAME!" -duck

The 2010 Orioles: Is the worst over? - MASNsports.com
"Not only have they played more games within the division than any other AL East team, they have played the most road games of any division squad." Steve Melewski makes the case the O's have nowhere to go but up. -duck

Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins - May 8, 2010 | MLB.com Preview
"The Orioles finally figured out how to win with their minimalist offense. They may have to put what they learned into immediate practice on Saturday." -duck

Twitter / Brittany Ghiroli: Twins BA vs MIllwood
"With the exception of Alexi Casilla (.182), everyone on the #Twins roster that has faced Millwood has a career average of .300 or better." -duck

The Associated Press: 40-something Moyer, kid SS have quite a night
Last night, 47 year old Jamie Moyer became the oldest player in baseball history to pitch a shutout. Is that man amazing or what? -Stacey

Is your name Bob? Do you live near Frederick?
The Frederick Keys are running a promotion tonight where if your name is Bob, you get in for free. I love the minor leagues. When is Stacey night is what I'm wondering. -Stacey

IN THE MINORS: Norfolk won 3-2 as Josh Bell went 3-for-4 with a home run and Troy Patton went 6.2 IP with 2 earned runs and 5 strikeouts against 4 walks; Bowie lost 1-0Frederick won 2-0 as Xavier Avery hit another home-run and Delmarva lost 6-4 as Matt Hobgood went 5.0 IP and gave up 9 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), 2 walks and struck out 2 batters. -duck

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