Friday Bird Droppings

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The O's start the season off with a series loss...on to Detroit!

The Orioles are in Detroit for a series of day games starting at 1:08 PM today.

School of Roch: Showalter speaks after 4-3 loss
Can someone talk to Buck about Nelson Cruz in the outfield?

Tigers Claim Mike Belfiore Off Waivers From Baltimore Orioles " CBS Detroit
Thanks for the fish!

Cruz etching name in Orioles' record books | orioles.com: News
Nelson Cruz and Sal Fasano...names that echo through the ages.

David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia headline most popular jerseys | MLB.com: News
...but, Manny Machado.

Marlins have highest 2014 draft bonus pool, Orioles lowest - CBSSports.com
For what it's worth, the Marlins have about $14 million to play with, the Orioles have about $2 million.

Controversy erupts as Orioles bobblehead vote begins | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Essentially a two man race?

Camden Depot: Is Defense Overrated? Clap-clap! Clap-clap-clap!

On this day in 1993, Bill Clinton became the first president to throw out a first pitch from the mound. He did it at Camden Yards. On this day in 2001, Hideo Nomo no hit the O's.

It's the birthday of Eddie Watt. Jim Dedrick, Brad Komminsk, Mike Epstein and Tom Fisher also celebrate birthdays today.

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