Thursday Bird Droppings

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 06: Manager Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles watches the game against the Detroit Tigers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 6, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Baltimore Orioles not shocked by their fast 4-0 start to season - Jon Heyman - SI.com
Buck and MacPhail: "Yeah, we're pretty smart. Stop acting so surprised."

The long, long season: Derrek Lee - Video - SI.com
Veteran and new first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles Derrek Lee sits down with SI.com to discuss how he prepares for the grind of the 162 game MLB season. -duck

A Quick Explanation of the Oriole Nickname - Dempsey's Army
Some wiki-etymology of the Orioles nomenclature. 

Five Keys to Watch in Frederick - Camden Depot
A look at the cream of the sparse Frederick crop.

Will more wins mean more tickets sold for the Orioles? - MASN.com Steve Melewski
"Here's a good question: Will the Orioles' 4-0 start and some of the buzz right now surrounding the club translate into more tickets sold at Camden Yards?" One would certainly hope so, but I know how folks despise being slaves to logic and reason sometimes.   

Machado's trip through Orioles' farm system could be a quick one - baltimoresun.com
Some predict a meteoric rise through the minors from Mr. Machado.

Whining From Red Sox Nation = Happy Orioles Fans | Baltimore Sports Report
O's fans: Taking schadenfruede wherever we can get it for over a decade.

Brooks receives flood of get-well wishes - baltimoresun.com
Now I feel guilty for not sending him anything.

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