Tuesday Bird Droppings

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 29: Mark Reynolds #12 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a home run in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 29, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Yankees, Orioles In Kerfuffle Regarding Hurricane Irene Postponements - Baseball Nation
"The New York Yankees are widely considered the jewel franchise in baseball. They make the postseason nearly every year and have won multiple World Series in the last 15 years. So that must be why they think they can push around the Baltimore Orioles, a club that hasn't made the playoffs since 1997 and is on the way to its sixth straight 90+ loss season."

Simon treating the rest of 2011 like an audition - baltimoresun.com
"I’d like to be a starter and they know, too," Simon said. "I try to do the best I can so I can show [Showalter] I can be a starter here. So that’s then up to them [to decide] what they’re going to do with me."

Steve Melewski: Manny Machado's day at Camden Yards - MASN
"Machado, who was with Keys teammate Steve Bumbry today, said he'll spend the winter working out and training in Miami. He spent some time working out last year with the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez. Even as he spoke, the Yankees were stretching just a few feet away, but Machado was not about to approach A-Rod at that point. 'I'm an Oriole,' he said. 'I can't really go over there, they're our rivals.'"

September callups: Don't expect Avery or Hoes - baltimoresun.com
"The group of pitchers to be recalled likely should include Zach Phillips, Jeremy Accardo, Rick VandenHurk and maybe Chris Tillman. The Orioles already have six pitchers in their rotation – and Jim Johnson may also be inserted into it – so the majority of pitching call-ups will go to the bullpen."

Matthew Taylor: Crafty lefty could also whiff opposing hitters - MASN
"By his fourth season, former Orioles lefty Mike Flanagan had established what would be his own career-high strikeout total by having twice fanned 13 batters in nine innings of work."

Adam Dunn Might Edge Mark Reynolds - Camden Depot
"A little known record Mark Reynolds hold is one that is exceptionally difficult to do. He has the greatest number of strike outs over hits in the history of baseball."

Jane Leavy remembers Orioles legend Mike Flanagan - Grantland
"Unlike my colleagues who have written in recent days of having covered him over the past 30 years as a pitcher, pitching coach, general manager, and broadcaster for the Orioles, Flanagan was in and out of my life as quickly as I tried to get in and out of the locker room. But he stayed with me in ways I didn't realize until I heard about his death." - duck

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