Sunday Bird Droppings

It's been 20 years since they closed The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum.

Steve Melewski: Job one for the new regime: Fix the minors
"Now that we know Andy MacPhail is leaving the Orioles, a big project for his successor is to improve the club's minor leagues." Steve Melewski sems to be at a loss when it comes to identify why the player development process has been so bad for so long.

Orioles Insider: Showalter staying in the dugout: Is that a good thing?
Jeremy Guthrie on Buck Showalter electing to stay manager rather than become GM: "I could see him enjoying the role of the front office and having those decisions to make. And, at the same time, I know how much he loves being on the field and helping the ballclub try to win night in and night out. So I could see it going both ways."

Twitter / @Buster_ESPN: LaCava's been discussed
"The Orioles started gathering names of GM candidates in September -- weeks ago -- and Tony LaCava has been among first discussed."

History Lesson: O's provided fitting sendoff for old stadium - The Frederick News-Post Online
Ths Orioles closed down Memorial Stadium this week 20 years ago. I was there for all three games. Pretty special weekend.

IN THE PLAYOFFS

Rangers 3, Tigers 2 - October 8, 2011 | MLB.com TEX Recap
The Rangers won at about 1 am Eastern time last night. Anyone stay up and watch the whole thing?

MRI confirms Howard has ruptured Achilles | MLB.com: News
An MRI exam Saturday confirmed that Ryan Howard ruptured his left Achilles tendon, and there's no guarantee whe will be ready for Spring Training. And next year is when his contract extension actually starts.




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