Sunday Bird Droppings

Recaps of last night's game from the Sun, WaPo, AP, and (why not?) UPI. SWEEEEEP!

Orioles Insider: Davey Johnson talks about O's and manager job - baltimoresun.com
"I have not been contacted, but I will always have interest in Baltimore, and I’ll always care about whatever happens to them in any way, shape or form," Johnson, a senior advisor to Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo. "The best part of my life was spent here." Hello, plot? Meet cornstarch. -zk

1970 Orioles lament current state of franchise - USATODAY.com
"We do not have the leadership or the coaches that we need to make this a better organization," said [Paul] Blair, an outfielder on the 1970 team. "There's no structure here, no leadership here. Until we get that, we're going to continue to struggle." Ouch. -zk

Britt's Bird Watch: Bergesen's day
"When asked after the Orioles 6-5 win if Bergesen would get to make his next start interim manager Juan Samuel said, 'at this point, yes'." Ahhhh, "At this point", which is another way of saying, "Maybe yes, maybe no...we really don't have a plan." -zk

Baseball day in Norway | GazetteOnline.com
The Iowa Baseball Museum of Norway opened yesterday, and former Oriole Mike Boddicker, one of its most famous honorees, was there to cut the ribbon. -zk

BIRDLAND DAY One-Year Aniversary " Kitsap Sun
On Friday night, the Orioles had their biggest comeback of the year. But one year ago today, they staged the biggest comeback in franchise history, as Nick Markakis hit a two-run double off Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon for an 11-10 win. Baltimore trailed 10-1 before scoring five runs in the seventh inning and five more in the eighth. -zk

IN THE MINORS:

Tides win on walk-off, um, wild pitch
Baysox beat Altoona Curve 5-3
Frederick Keys beat Winston Salem Dash 10-4
(LJ Hoes, coming off the DL, was 3 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI)
Ironbirds beat the Cyclones 3-2
Delmarva Shorebirds beat Lakewood 7-4
Bluefield Orioles lost to Danville 9-2
GCL Orioles lost to the GCL Rays 5-1

Beaver County Times: Nery knows he's reached critical stage
Nathan Nery, the O's 18th-round pick in 2006, talks about his promotion to AA. -zk

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