Sunday Bird Droppings

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 3: Mark Reynolds #12 of the Baltimore Orioles catches a pop up during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 03, 2011 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Charles Sonnenblick/Getty Images)


Labor Day, college football and articles about consecutive losing seasons...must be September.

Orioles Insider: Orioles clinch 14th straight losing season, can they avoid 100 losses? - Baltimore Orioles: Schedule, news, analysis and opinion on baseball at Camden Yards - baltimoresun.com Et tu, Z-man?

School of Roch: Strop makes a solid impression in 6-3 loss
Roch looks on the sunny side with a few encouraging words for O's debutante Pedro Strop.

Breaking Down New Orioles: Pedro Strop (Scouting Report)
Don at Orioles Nation offers up a look at Strop's stuff and mechanics.

Orioles' losses mean more in the grand scheme
...but, do they?

Out of rotation, Livan Hernandez accepts new roles with Nationals - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
A case of mentoring run amok.

On this day in 1982, Jim Palmer one hit the Twins on the road to a season ending showdown with the Brewers. Ponder that, if you will.

Birthday wishes are in order for Doyle Alexander and Luis Lopez, whose negative WAR with the 2002 O's was so impressive, they decided to go one more in 2004.

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