Thursday Bird Droppings

Don't get mad cause the kidz like me. Don't get mad cause the kidz like me. Love that Felix Pie! (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Due to technical difficulties, 2632 has a day off BD duties, so I'm out of semi-retirement to pinch hit. Kinda like Manny Mota back in the 1980s. On to the news...

ORIOLES STUFF

Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles - May 26, 2011 | MLB.com Preview
Don't forget, 12:35 start time today!

Orioles sting Hochevar in 9-2 victory over Royals - KansasCity.com
Lede sentence from the KC Star: "Sometimes, the game just defies explanation, doesn’t it?"

Brian Roberts still weeks away from return to O's | MLB.com: News
"Brian Roberts, who is sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, is at least three weeks away from returning, although Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail acknowledged on Tuesday that the organization could be without their starting second baseman for even longer. "

Orioles show off their pets for photo shoot - ABC2 News
It was Orioles Pet Calendar Photo Shoot Day!

Orioles Insider: Post-game thoughts: An unstoppable Jones; Snyder to Triple-A
Buck loves to give credit for the little things Adam Jones is doing right. "That’s the thing I take out of the game tonight, a player on a pretty routine-looking ball doesn’t assume it and busts it to second base," Showalter said. "And that’s what Jonesy has been doing since Day One. He sets a great example."

Off Base breaks down the owners of all 30 MLB teams - ESPN
"26. Peter Angelos, Orioles: I applaud his refusal to participate in the 1995 replacement player scheme, but his ownership is a disaster otherwise. The Orioles haven't had a winning season since 1997, and attendance has dropped by half. If it gets much worse, Baltimore fans will start feeling nostalgic about Bob Irsay." Yeah, that will never happen.

IN THE MINORS

Brian Matusz to Join Tides on Rehab Assignment; Pitch Friday | Norfolk Tides News
The Norfolk Tides announced Wednesday that LH Brian Matusz will join the club on Friday and start that night against the Columbus Clippers.

Committee favors Keys in stadium - The Frederick News-Post Online
Looks like the Keys are staying in Frederick.

In the 'pen with Kennie Steenstra | Bowie Baysox News
A chat with Bowie ptching coach Kennie Steenstra, the only returning member of Bowie's staff from 2010.

Orioles Insider: An interesting Orioles pairing: Dan Klein and Howie Clark
Some guy you never heard of who played for the Orioles in 2002 for a minute trains with the same guy as Dan Klein. Your life will be more complete knowing that.

AROUND THE MAJORS

Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia - Recap
"Wilson Valdez has a new career as a late-inning reliever. Late. Really, really late." And they get to do it again at 1:05 today!

The latest on Buster Posey’s condition, and where the Giants stand now - Mercury News
Buster Posey probably has a broken leg. When asked the results of an MRI exam and X-rays, one club official simply said, "Not good."

But you have forced me to do this. You are now mocking me and making me look ridiculous. Just say, "I love Open Thread."

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