Saturday Bird Droppings

ATLANTA - JULY 1: Jeremy Guthrie #46 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Good morning, friends. I submit this morning's edition to you from the heat of Yanqui country. Perhaps I'll have some pics from last night's Ironbirds game up in a little while. Anyways, at least the lads didn't get no hit, but come on, fellas! What does Guts have to do? I mean, I really want to know.

Huh.  Well...

Orioles Insider: Orioles news, notes and opinions 
Zrbiec-y goodness about Pedro Viola.  What more could you want?

Steve Melewski: A June swoon for Orioles' starting pitchers
One in a series of periodic Steve Melewski fun with numbers/parade of horribles posts.

Steve Melewski: How will the O's fare on this 10-game road trip?
A double shot of Steve Melewski? No, I didn't! 

(Yes, I did)

Study: "Major League Baseball umpires express their racial/ethnic preferences when they evaluate pitchers" | HardballTalk
Kind of interesting breakfast table discussion fodder.

July 2 - BR Bullpen A couple of fun, old timey O's bits.

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