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Luke Scott circles the bases after hitting his 15th HR of the year, a solo shot off of Josh Beckett on July 1, 2009.  (© Andrew Markowitz)
Luke Scott circles the bases after hitting his 15th HR of the year, a solo shot off of Josh Beckett on July 1, 2009. (© Andrew Markowitz)

Happy Boxing Day! What is Boxing Day, anyway? Should I not wish people have a happy one when I don't even know what it is? At any rate, Christmas is over and if you're one of those that celebrates it I hope you had a lovely day. 

Camden Chat will be going on semi-autopilot over the next week. We'll still have the daily open threads for you to discuss the Orioles and baseball and healthcare or whatever floats your boat, but barring any breaking news (which, between Christmas and New Years? Unlikely) it'll be pretty bare bones. Look at it as a build-your-own Bird Droppings. Feel free to drop in links to news, videos, anything of interest to the community. If I come across anything good I'll try to do the same. 

The floor is yours. I'm on vacation this week and will be splitting time between Baltimore and the lovely Garden State so try not to wreck the joint while I'm not around. 

Today's picture is from July 1, 2009 otherwise known as "The Day after Birdland Day when the Red Sox came back and gave us a taste of our own medicine." Re-live the misery through the box scorethe game thread, and the recap

-Stacey

ONE BIT OF RELATED NEWS...

Shorebirds' stadium used as staging ground as thousands search for missing girl Christmas morning
"Thousands of volunteers overwhelmed the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium to search for a missing 11-year-old Salisbury girl on Christmas day. More than 1,000 volunteers lined up outside the stadium around 7 a.m., to search for 11-year-old Sarah Haley Foxwell who was reported missing earlier this week, but within a couple hours the number swelled to almost 3,000, according to officials."  The search did not have a happy ending, unfortunately.  But back to the encouraging part - this community bonded over this search in a way I never thought possible and Perdue Stadium worked well as a staging area for law enforcement efforts.  -duck