Monday Bird Droppings

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 13: First baseman Mark Reynolds #12 of the Baltimore Orioles fields a ball hit against the Tampa Bay Rays for the second out of the ninth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 13, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles defeated the Rays 4-2. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


Belated Merry Christmas (federally observed). I confess the holidays got the better of me. Not much afoot, but let's see what we can see.

School of Roch: Who's batting first for the Orioles? The long goodbye of Brian Roberts continues.

Orioles Reynolds wants another shot at third base | Baltimore Orioles Do you think he asked Santa? Do you think the big man has any pull with Buck?

PressBox: Orioles Apathy Toward Fielder A Lump Of Coal In Fans' Stockings Meh.

Red Sox add Bob McClure, Alex Ochoa to coaching staff | HardballTalk I concur with Aaron Gleeman: it's kind of weird seeing Alex Ochoa ascending to the ranks of coach.

On this day in 1995, the AP names Cal's consecutive game streak the most significant sports story of the year over the death of Mickey Mantle.

Happy Birthday to Jeff Stone, Jim Traber and Storm Davis. Davis and Traber were both born in '61. It is also the birthday of Mario Mendoza, of Mendoza Line infamy.

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