Thursday Bird Droppings

Looking for pictures the day after a walk off by the other team is the worst. - Jamie Squire

Two losses in a row to the Kansas City Royals....can Miguel Gonzalez play the stopper? Will Jeremy Guthrie step it up against his old team? Will the bats awake from their slumber? This post is actually about none of those things.

Valencia sent to Triple-A with Urrutia in mind | orioles.com: News
For now, Henry Urrutia is the team's DH.

Steve Melewski: In Aberdeen, Jonathan Schoop provides an update on his back injury
He still has designs on making it to Baltimore this season. We'll see, Schoop.

Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return - baltimoresun.com
Walking around the Aberdeen IronBirds' stadium that bears her family's name, Vi Ripken says she feels protected in her hometown a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return, but everyday moments can be startling and leave her "thinking thoughts you shouldn't be thinking."

Three Baltimore Orioles honored by Negro League Museum | isportsweb
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, closer Jim Johnson, and CF Adam Jones were honored by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for their excellent work.

Orioles Fall To 13-16 In One-Run Games - Baltimore Sports Report
Unsustainable.

Orioles acquire Francisco Rodriguez from Brewers for Nicky Delmonico | Baltimore Sports and Life
Luke Jackson's take on the trade.

Camden Depot: O's Acquire Francisco Rodriguez, Get Marginally Better
Matt Kremnitzer weighs in on the trade as well.

How have the Orioles fared against K-Rod? | Roar From 34
A look at Francisco Rodriguez against the A.L. East.

On this day in 1967, a game between the Orioles and Tigers had to be postponed due to riots in Detroit, and the games planned for the next two days are moved to Baltimore.

On this day in 1999, Albert Belle hit three home runs against the Angels in an 8-7 Orioles win.

Happy birthday to former Orioles Whitey Lockman, Mickey Scott, Doug Drabek, and Jose Bautista (the other one).

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