Friday Bird Droppings

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 11: Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles walks back to the dugout after striking out to end the first inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 11, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

It's Friday the 13th and Buck Showalter is missing a golden opportunity to tweak the rotation and start Jason Hammel. Meanwhile...

School of Roch: Remember Alfredo Simon? The Sauce had a not so memorable outing in DC.

Robert Andino seems sad to be playing for the Orioles - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post Can a Caleb Joseph retrospective be far behind?

Banned for life: Maryland's trespass laws allow Orioles, others to keep people out - baltimoresun.com I;m sure Jim Palmer is shaking his head that I'm helping to keep this in the news, but I'll redeem myself.

Camden Depot: Will This Be the Decade of the Offensive Catcher? Could be.

Tides beat Charlotte 1-0 for first home win of year | HamptonRoads.com Alright, Chris Tillman...way to go!

On this day in 1914, the Baltimore Terrapins debuted with a 3-2 victory; in 1954, the Baltimore Orioles debuted with a 3-0 loss (not O's related. but Hank Aaron debuted, as well) and in 1966, the Orioles opened their first championship season with an 8-1 drubbing of the Red Sox that featured homers from Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson and all around great guy, Jim Palmer.

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