Thursday Bird Droppings

The giant shirtless man in a mask an cape is the most noticeable fan in this shot, but how about the guy with the giant Mickey Mouse gloves? What is going on there? - Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays come to town tonight! After the O's sweep they'll be just 1/2 game out of first.

Showalter speaks after 6-0 win | School of Roch
Get your Buck quotes here.

Kevin Gausman's Solid Start | Baltimore Sports and Life
A breakdown of Kevin Gausman's start last Saturday against the A's. Read it and imagine him doing it again tonight against the Blue Jays.

Claiming Trevor Cahill Makes Some Sense | Camden Depot
Jon Shepherd makes the case for claiming Trevor Cahill and the $4.5M remaining on his contract.

Aberdeen Ironbirds 2014 Season Preview | Orioles Nation
The Ironbirds season starts tomorrow! Get to know the team here.

O's prospect Walker enjoying power surge - Carroll County Times
Christian Walker is having a pretty good year down in Bowie. Will we see him in Baltimore soon?

Here's what Baltimore Orioles' outfielder Adam Jones' Lutherville home looks like - Baltimore Business Journal
All Jones wants is a nice couch, a nice kitchen and a big TV. And an indoor pool.

Orioles' July 4 'Stars & Stripes' hat revealed - baltimoresun.com
Behold a truly hideous hat.

Nolan Reimold light years ahead of last year - baltimoresun.com
He could be here soon! (or not)

And in today's edition of Get to Know Your Draft Picks...

Hen Hud Grad Drafted by Baltimore Orioles
Get to know 40th round draft pick, T.J. Olesczuk. Or don't, no 40th round pick has ever made the majors for the Orioles.

Tad Gold drafted by the Baltimore Orioles | The Martha's Vineyard Times
Are you also interested in getting to know Tad Gold, drafted in the 35th round?

RRHS alum Walker selected by Baltimore in MLB draft | Albuquerque Journal News
This story about 22nd round draft pick, Josh Walker, includes the line: "Maybe someday his name will rank among the former hallowed hurlers of the O’s: Dave McNally, Jim Palmer, Pat Dobson, Mike Cuellar and Mike Mussina."

Happy birthday to former Orioles Damon Buford and Dave Skaggs! And a very happy birthday to my mom! Cross your fingers that the rain holds off long enough for her to get her golf game in.

On this date in 1884, fans stormed the field at Oriole Park in the American Association in protest of umpire Jack Brennan, who was having a pretty bad day behind the plate. One man even threatened him with a revolver! After the game he got punched. Geez. Angel Hernandez is lucky he umpires in the modern time.

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