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Sunday Bird Droppings

Game recaps of yesterday's loss (I should have that as a macro on my keyboard now) can be found here (Ghiroli)here (BalSun)here (SFGate)here (S.V.MercuryNews), and here (

Post-game notes -
"The Orioles, who lost four times all last year when leading after eight innings, have now lost three times this year when leading after eight." -duck

If Ripken calls, Orioles owner interested - News
"There's much ado about Ripken. Peter Angelos, the Orioles' normally media-shy principal owner, told ESPN on Saturday that a previous report from regarding the O's and franchise icon Cal Ripken Jr. was inaccurate." -duck

Fans need to give up fairy-tale visions -
Peter Schmuck argues Peter Angelos probably doesn't want Cal Ripken in the front office, so fans can know, when the team gets good, it was Angelos who made the calls that turned things around. And every bit of this column is arm-chair psychology. -duck

Baltimore fans have already given up on Orioles; players given up on Dave Trembley - Daily News
And the media starts the "Dave's in trouble" narrative. -duck

Roberts responding well to treatment | News
Well, there's at least some good news about Brian Roberts. -duck

Young stars Matusz, Anderson face off | News
Brett Anderson may not have the hype that Brian Matusz had, but apparently, he's pretty good, too. -duck

The Schmuck Stops Here: The closing bell
"First of all, I'd like to thank Fox for forcing Saturday's game between the Orioles and Oakland A's to be blacked out in the Mid-Atlantic region. The last inning sounded pretty bad on the radio, but at least you didn't have to watch it." -duck

Closure Looms for House That Built Ruth -
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is planning to close Cardinal Gibbons School, which is home to the baseball diamond on which Babe Ruth learned the game as a youngster. -zk