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Wednesday Bird Droppings

First thing! Don't forget to vote for us in the Mobbies! Now that Orioles Hangout, er, Tony's Take has been added, we don't have a shot in hell to win, but put up a good effort anyway, all right? I figure if we finish in second place behind them, we still won the best blog competition since Orioles Hangout isn't a blog.  Vote every day! 

Question of the Day: With the surprising news of Juan Samuel's return to the fold as infield and third base coach, I knew there would be groans and rampant usage of the word "windmill" (Bonus Question of the Day: Are there any third base coaches not nicknamed "The Windmill"?), but it is obviously rather difficult to accurately assess his job performance. How do you all do it? -Andrew

Three Former Frederick Keys Win World Series
Chris Ray, Mike Fontenot, and Eli Whiteside are now former Frederick Keys and current World Series champions.

The Schmuck Stops Here: Orioles: Kranitz out, Samuel back in
What we already knew, basically, but we didn't have it posted in yesterday's news.

News briefs: Red Sox hire A's Young as pitching coach
The Boston Red Sox have hired Curt Young to be their pitching coach.

Orioles Insider: Hendrickson on becoming a free agent
Hendo speaks.

The open thread is like that show Everybody Loves Raymond, but it's not funny. All the problems are the same, but you know instead of all the funny, pithy dialogue, everybody is really pissed off and tense.