Saturday Bird Droppings

Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles watches his RBI triple during the fourth inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 4, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

It's May 5th and the Baltimore Orioles have the second best record in baseball. They are eight games over .500 for the first time since July 2005. Let's talk about that for a second. Every time the Orioles reach a new high in games over .500 this season, you're going to hear from someone in the media about a date in 2005 when the Orioles were last there. I was chatting with EME last night after the game and told him that I'm happy they keep reminding me because it provides me with a reality check given the eventual outcome of the 2005 season. EME said that if they get to 15 games over .500, the reporters will be citing a date in 1997, not 2005. So if the Orioles get to 15 games over .500, that's when I'll let myself go crazy.

Pick 6! Congratulations to Jakattak88 for winning yesterday with 78.1 points! The Josh, kba26, odawg36, and organizedchaos52 round out yesterday's top five. For the entire season so far, Oriolesfan9229 is the top points getter with 219.8. Today's first game is at 1:05 pm so get those picks in!

School of Roch: Showalter speaks after 6-4 victory in 13 innings
Your daily dose of Buck wisdom.

Orioles Continue To Be Thorns In the Red Sox' Side In Similar Fashion As Last Season - NESN.com
This post comes to you from bizarro world.

Explaining Mark Reynolds' spurning of Buck Showalter - baltimoresun.com
If you noticed Reynolds blowing off Buck Showalter in the dugout last night, here's why. (h/t to Orioles Hangout for the gif, I'd link to the post but it would take me forever to find it)

Orioles close to bringing back veteran infielder Miguel Tejada | orioles.com
It's the next day and I'm still flabbergasted.

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