Thursday Bird Droppings

Baltimore Orioles at Pittsburgh Pirates - June 22, 2011 | MLB.com BAL Recap
Laura Meyers' account of the loss for MLB.com. This will come in handy when you read...

Orioles website pins Pittsburgh loss on 5th inning error ….. | Rex Snider's Blog | WNST
...this article by Rex Snider of WNST, who blasts Meyers for blaming Davis' error. So, what was the game recap that WNST posted? Glad you asked....

MLB | Game Recap | Orioles v Pirates | WNST
...because it was this AP story, linked on WNST's home page, that blames Blake Davis for the loss. Pot, kettle called. He's laughing at you.

O’s By the Numbers: Rick Adair’s Fastball Fetish | Baltimore Sports Report
Rick Adair loves pitchers throwing fastballs. Someone remind Rick this isn't the National League.

Orioles Insider: Accardo clears waivers, accepts Triple-A assignment
Which, unfortunately, means he can be recalled to pitch for the Orioles again this year. Yuck.

Orioles Buzz: Anthony Amobi: Does O's Guthrie belong on the block?
It's worth considering.

Orioles Insider: Minor League depth, Davis, Scott, set-up tandem, Russell
I can't begin to sum up all the bits of info in this blog post. There's a lot. Go read it.

Bailey in, Wood out in rotation | Cincinnati.com
Homer Bailey, not Travis Wood, will pitch Sunday's game against the O's.

River Hill Grad Has Closed the Deal as Orioles Prospect - Columbia, MD Patch
I did not know David Walters is a Maryland kid - graduated from River Hill HS near Columbia.

Orioles Insider: It's getting ugly fast for Orioles
"Their starting pitching is inconsistent, they can only count on about three relievers in key spots, their offense comes up especially small in key spots, the defense is below average at best and abysmal at worst, and they are so void of quality depth that Blake Davis was asked to make his Major League debut at a position that he hadn't played all season." Jeff Zrebiec, voice of reason, people.

The Schmuck Stops Here: O's: This is the Pitts
Peter Schmuck says not having Brian Roberts for the series cost the O's. Really? The same Brian Roberts who was hitting .221 with a .273 OBP for 33 games to start the year? That's the guy we need to spark our offense?

A FEW LATE EXTRAS FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE...

Mariners Reliever Teaming Up With Fremont Brewing For Charity  - Fremont Universe
Sales of the brew will benefit Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

Bryce Harper's Truck Is Exactly What You'd Expect Bryce Harper's Truck To Be
Need I say more? 

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