Sunday Bird Droppings

April 21, 2012; Adam Jones, running without a bubble. Sigh.. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

So, the Orioles lose to a good team on the road, Nolan Reimold's hurt again, and Jon Jones is still the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Yup, seems all's right with the world again.

Angels beat Orioles 6-3 behind Weaver, Abreu keys 5-run fifth with two-run single - The Washington Post
"Bobby Abreu highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a tiebreaking two-run single and the Angels gave their ace enough offensive support to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Saturday night."

MASN News & Information: Orioles assign Josh Bell to Arizona Diamondbacks
"The Orioles today announced that they have assigned infielder Josh Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a player to be named later."

Orioles lefty Wada set for tests on sore left elbow- Mainichi Japan
"Baltimore Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada will undergo tests Tuesday for lingering soreness in his left elbow, the club's executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Saturday."

Reimold sits again with neck spasms -
"Left fielder Nolan Reimold was out of the lineup Saturday due to reoccurring neck spasms, which cost him a game Thursday as well."

Delmonico lets eagerness to be a Shorebird show | The Daily Times
"I want to help out wherever I can community service-wise, be it a church or helping little leaguers," he said. "I want to make their day, because I was in their shoes once, where I was in the stands wanting an autograph and it made my day. It made me want to be like them and continue playing baseball."

Steve Melewski: ESPN analyst criticizes O's handling of Bundy
"Dylan Bundy should have started his professional career in Double-A," Law said. "That is a mistake by the Orioles, only being compounded by the fact that they are leaving him in Low-A, two levels lower than he should be and they are not stretching him out. He's going three innings, that is not a starter's workload. He should be turning over minor league lineups twice. They are really babying him. I think they have dug a hole for themselves because of where they chose to start him and how little they are using him." Not surprisingly, Steve Melewski disagrees.

Jamie Moyer credits his time with Orioles with helping turn his career around -
"That (1993) team was a very close-knit team and it made me feel very comfortable as a pitcher," he said. "The pitching staff was very close and we always seemed to be talking pitching, particularly me and Mike Mussina and Todd Frohwirth. It was just a team that I really enjoyed playing with and the fan support was tremendous. They (the fans) were great to us." Jamie Moyer last pitched for the Orioles in 1995.

Will We Have Any Baseball Video Game on the Xbox 360 Next Year? -
"We're almost 10 months from the traditional release of Major League Baseball's simulation video game, with no news on who will be the licensee for baseball video games on the Xbox 360, which is currently 2K Sports." 2K Sports has bled money on the deal. Is it possible there will be no MLB-licensed game on XBox in 2013?

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