Wednesday Bird Droppings

Inbox: What will top of batting order look like? | orioles.com
Brittany Ghiroli on the batting order, the budget, and the impact of the off-season acquisitions. - Stacey

Walk-up music in Baltimore and beyond | Roar from 34
A fun article by RF34 on one of my favorite topics, walk-up songs. - Stacey

Orioles Insider: A few more minor signings
The Orioles have signed three more pitchers to minor league deals without Spring Training invites. I haven't heard of any of them, and I doubt you have, either.

Steve Melewski: Orioles' Brandon Snyder looks to get the magic back in his bat
"It has been an eventful offseason for Brandon Snyder. He bought a house, added a puppy to the family and got engaged. A fall wedding is planned. Now he wants to have an eventful season and get back to spraying line drives like he did at Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie; he's been unable to do that consistently yet at Triple-A Norfolk."

School of Roch: A clearer view of the 25-man roster
Roch takes a guess at who will be the last 25 standing at the end of Spring Training. Which, of course, hasn't even started yet.

Shorebirds Raise Money for United Way - WBOC-TV 16
The Shorebirds raised $1,400 for the United Way of the Eastern Shore at their annual Hot Stove Banquet this weekend.

Johnny, Manny . . . and Vlad? - Yardbarker
Might Vladimir Guerrero end up in Tampa Bay?

New NPB Imports for 2011 | FanGraphs Baseball
The list of former MLB players plying their trades in Japan this year is of some interest. Take a look. 

I told you. I wake up every day, right here, right in Open Thread, and it's always February 2nd, and there's nothing I can do about it. 

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