Tuesday Bird Droppings

Recaps of yesterday's win can be found at Orioles.comThe SunThe Boston Globe, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

Buck Showalter Injecting Discipline Into Young Orioles Squad - Across Enemy Lines - NESN.com
Well, Buck's first game was Aug. 3, not July 29, and a few of my words were changed just so the editor could justify his/her existence, but here's my take for NESN on what's different with the O's.

Orioles Insider: Arrieta may not have surgery after all; Lugo cleared
"Julio Lugo (recurring headaches) was cleared to begin playing again. The club isn't sure he'll make it to Boston in time for (Monday's) series opener, but he will definitely be available (Tuesday)."

What makes for a 'successful' stadium, anyway? - CSMonitor.com
"Stadium deals are notoriously one-sided: Clubs get revenues, governments pay costs. What has Baltimore gained - or lost - from Camden Yards?"

Adam Jones Is Never Room Temperature | FanGraphs Baseball
Adam Jones has had a roller coaster of a season. Like, Loch Ness Monster type of a season. The double screw turns kill me every time.

Steve Melewski: Ryan Adams had a big year at bat for Bowie
"(Ryan) Adams led or tied for the league lead in hits, doubles and extra-base hits and finished tied for 8th in batting average." 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Dugout disruption: Managerial changes could set MLB record - USATODAY.com
"People don't realize what a lonely job this can be," says Showalter, hired in July for his fourth major league managerial stint. "You do everything you can in your power to make it happen, to win, and be there as long as you can. "But I'm not naive anymore. I've learned this is a business. All you've got to do is look around and see what's happening out there."

Dodgers fans: you do NOT want Jamie McCourt owning your team | HardballTalk
"Her testimony today, if true, makes her out to be astoundingly dim for a trained and experienced lawyer, which is what she is. At issue is the big document in which she is alleged to have signed over the Dodgers to Frank.  About that: Jamie testified that she doesn't read legal documents.  Why? "They're boring," she said. The content "is over her head," she says." Orioles fans, just remember - it could ALWAYS be worse.

Who's the next manager of the Blue Jays? | HardballTalk
Toronto apparently has no freakin' clue who they want to replace Cito Gaston next year.

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