Wednesday Bird Droppings

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 14: Koji Uehara #19 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on as Adam Lind #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays runs the base pads after hitting a walk of home run June 14, 2011 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

Edit from Stacey: Sorry about that whole no post game thing, I sort of fell asleep in the 10th inning. So if you want to read the grisly details from last night's eleven-inning loss, check out Paul's recap at Orioles Hangout. He's a better writer than I am, anyway. 

Some observations from Tuesday night's loss -
"Manager Buck Showalter was asked whether the team's terrible record at the Rogers Centre could be in his players' heads, and he quickly shot back, "No." I can't imagine it is much of a factor. Most players at this level don't think that way -- in fact, I'd be surprised if more than a handful of these Orioles knew that they've lost 15 in a row here (at least until we asked them after the game)."

Pitching coach Mark Connor resigns - MASN
"The Orioles didn't know that Connor intended to resign until yesterday, which had them scrambling for a replacement for Adair as he moved into the role of pitching coach."

Revisiting MLB Reallignment and Expansion: Part I - Camden Depot
"The traditionalist in me is somewhat conflicted in that this is a radical change (which is bad), but corrects for the radical change implemented in 1969. Before then, there were ten team leagues. The new model would pit 15 teams (or 16) against each other and the top five records would move on to postseason play. I actually like this idea and most Oriole fans should like it as well."

Arthur W. Perdue Stadium Reviews, Delmarva Shorebirds - Stadium Journey
"Baseball has a long and storied history on the Eastern Shore of the Delmarva. Small towns in Delaware, Eastern Maryland and Eastern Virginia played in minor leagues during the early part of the 20th century similar to today’s Single-A level. But the professional play took a long hiatus until 1996, when the Delmarva Shorebirds were born in Salisbury, MD. Arthur W. Perdue Stadium became their home and fans have "flocked" to this ballpark ever since. The stadium is a fine place to watch a game, but it also includes a hall of fame worthy of arriving early to check out."

Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson released from hospital-
"Hall of Famer and Orioles legend Brooks Robinson was released from a hospital on Monday after receiving follow-up treatment for a fever and infection. Robinson's assistnt, Diane Hock, told The Associated Press that the 16-time Gold Glove Award winner is 'home and doing well.'"

Losing Record Aside, Orioles Enjoying Fine Season | Baseball Nation
After patting himself on the back regarding his pre-season disdain for the Guerrero and Lee signings, Rob Neyer points out that the Orioles really aren't having that bad of a season (for the Orioles, of course).

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