Saturday Bird Droppings

Here is a photo of the only good thing that happened at yesterday's game.

PressBox: Jim Palmer: A Pitcher Baltimore Could Love
In honor of Palmer's statue going up today at Camden Yards, Stan the Fan looks back at his career.

Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry surprised by reaction after great catch: 'I thought everybody knew that I had it' | MLive.com
I thought he was just showboating.

Markakis returns to lineup, bats leadoff | orioles.com
It's just a shame that he has the black hole that is J.J. Hardy hitting behind him.

Will surprise teams make playoffs? - Tom Verducci - SI.com
Verducci's predictions for the surprise Nationals, Pirates and Orioles. He picks one to make the playoffs. You already know who it is, and it's not the Orioles.

A's sign former Orioles closer Chris Ray
Chris Ray was a member of the Giants in 2010, and pitched this year for Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate until he was released on July 7.

Orioles Productions Department honored for "Best Overall Video Display in Baseball"
You know it was Andino at the Movies that clinched it. Paul and like to randomly sing to each other, "Movie reviews, with Robert Andino!" It gets stuck in your head!

Camden Depot: 2012 Draft Coverage: Analysis of Gausman negotiations
Nick Faleris looks at draft negotiations in general, the Gausman negotiation specifically.

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