Friday Bird Droppings

September 6, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones (10) is congratulated by Matt Wieters (32) after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 10 - 6. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

What more can be said? This team has defied and continues to defy every expectation laid upon on it. I welcome this change. Yankees are in town the rest of the weekend. If you need a breather from first place baseball, there's also college football, professional football and U.S. Open Tennis, but first place...Orioles...Awesome.

Orioles powering their way to legitimacy | Hit and Run The Orioles and Yankees are the top two home run hitting teams int he majors.

As Orioles Honor Cal Ripken Jr., Buzz Is Back at Camden Yards - NYTimes.com On so many levels, last night was like a flashback...the good kind.

Steve Melewski: Adam Jones: "That was the biggest hit of my life" Is there any doubt that Adam Jones is the leader of this team?

PressBox: Orioles' Most Surprising Contributors So Far A fun subject to consider...what do YOU think?

Baysox put Aeros in 2-0 hole - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com The Baysox continue their impressive march towards a title.

Happy birthday, David Newhan.

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