Saturday Bird Droppings

Rob Carr

Opening Day was a success, don't you think?

Good morning, Camden Chat! I slept in a bit after yesterday's big day. I'll be back at the game tonight in our season ticket seats. So if you're anywhere near section 338, row 2, stop by and say hello.

Steve Melewski: Chris Davis on the slam, the record book, the crowd and more
Lots of quotes from the hero of Birdland. My favorite is: "I feel good at the plate, to say the least."

PressBox: Chris Davis Strikes Again In Orioles' Thrilling Home Opener Win
Paul Folkemer's Chris Davis-centric recap of yesterday's game, including this gem from Davis himself: "I was just looking for something on the outer part of the plate that I could hit for a sac fly."

Orioles Card "O" the Day: Vintage Fridays: Clint Courtney, 1954 Bowman #69
A baseball card grammar snafu and Kevin's account of yesterday's big home run. I ran into Kevin at the game and thought it was hilarious that when he and his sister found out that it would cost them at least $100 to get standing room only tickets on Stub Hub for OD, they just went ahead and bought a 29-game plan.

Camden Depot: Science of Baseball: The Brian Roberts Hamstring Injury
Learn more about the injury Brian Roberts suffered here.

Great Orioles opening day victory deserved better telecast from MASN - baltimoresun.com
I didn't hear what Jim Palmer, Mike Bordick, and Gary Thorne had to say given that I was at the game, but this guy has some pretty harsh words for them. For those of you who watched yesterday, was he right?

Davis' historic power surge lifts Orioles - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
Just four players have homered in each of his first three games. If Chris Davis homers tonight, he'll be all alone in the record books.

Vlad Guerrero signs with independent Long Island Ducks as he tries to get back to the bigs - The Washington Post
Oh, Vlad.

Orioles would be wise to lock up Matt Wieters with contract extension | The Strike Zone - SI.com
I would like Matt Wieters to be an Oriole forever.

Citing schedule conflicts, Ravens decline invitation to take part in O's Opening Day - baltimoresun.com
Talk about bush league. I mean, I'm not going to stop being a Ravens fans or anything, but right at this moment the Ravens can get bent. What a bunch of crybabies.

PressBox: Jake Arrieta's 2013 Debut A Mixed Bag
A look at one of the not so good things about yesterday's home opener.

On this day in 1992 the Orioles played the first ever game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Happy birthday to former Orioles Danny Clyburn and former Orioles manager Phil Regan.

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