Saturday Bird Droppings

Orioles fans are always such the masters of wit. - Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Ubaldo Jimenez still walks too many people, a knuckle-baller gets busted for PEDs, and Manny's status in limbo will last a little longer.

Orioles vs. Blue Jays: Ubaldo Jimenez struggles with control in 4-0 loss to Toronto - The Washington Post
"The Orioles have lost 11 of Ubaldo Jimenez’s 14 starts. Meantime, Jimenez is 0-6 in seven starts at Camden Yards." Five walks, kids. Walks will kill you.

Orioles don't expect a resolution on Manny Machado's suspension this weekend - baltimoresun.com
"Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that he doesn't expect resolution of Manny Machado's suspension appeal until after the club's weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays." Looks like it will take until the O's trip to NYC next weekend for this to be resolved.

Eduardo Gamboa, minor league pitcher for Baltimore Orioles, suspended 50 games for drugs - ESPN
I could make a joke about the extra power a knuckle-baller needs to be successful, but I honestly have no clue why he would be taking this. Fifty games unpaid vacation for you, Eduardo Gamboa.

Top three picks among Orioles' Draft signings | orioles.com: News
"The Orioles signed their first three Draft picks on Thursday, unveiling left-handed pitcher Brian Gonzalez (third round), right-handed pitcher Pat Connaughton (fourth round) and right-handed pitcher David Hess (fifth round) to the media in a news conference at Camden Yards."

The Orioles are pitching Dangerously Delicious victory pies - baltimoresun.com
There's a reason Caleb Joseph smiled so much after his pie in the face - they're using real pies now! Dangerously Delicious saw a marketing opportunity and they're using it to good effect.

There are no birthdays to note of current or former Orioles, at least not according to baseball-reference.com. Today in Orioles history, in 1996, "Cal Ripken, Jr. sets a new consecutive games record by playing in his 2,216th consecutive game. The previous mark of 2,215 was held by Hiroshima Carp third baseman Sachio Kinugasa while playing in the Japanese Central League."

Lina Lamont: Gee, this Open Thread weighs a ton! What dope'd wear a thing like this?

Rosco: Everybody used to wear them, Lina.

Lina Lamont: Well, then everybody was a dope.

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