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Tuesday Bird Droppings

Congratulations to me! Not to brag, but I won this week in CC Pick 'Em. There was a five-way tie going into Monday Night Football, but knowing that Drew Brees is ridiculous, I picked a combined score of 60, highest of any of the five players who went into the tie breaker. The Saints and Giants blew that total away with 73, giving me the win. Now, if only High School Larry would have a bad week and let me slip into first place...

Orioles’ top affiliate will have a new manager in 2012 | Orioles Insider
The Orioles have hired Ron Johnson, a former manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox, to manage the Norfolk Tides. Gary Allenson will be reassigned within the organization.

Coaching staff closer to being finalized | School of Roch
Bill Castro will likely be the bullpen coach and Buck Showalter's first choice for third base coach is Demarlo Hale. 

Pondering a few questions | Steve Melewski
Melewski uses C.J. Wilson as an example for increasing innings in the event that Jim Johnson is moved to the rotation and wonders about Adam Jones being traded.

FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS | The Official Site of Matt Antonelli
Did you know that new Oriole Matt Antonelli has a blog? We're kindred spirits! In this entry he talks about his physical, Ra Sushi, and how "literally thousands" of people have told him how beautiful Camden Yards is. (h/t to dfa) 

Chris Hoiles, 1994 Pinnacle #112 | Orioles Card "O" the Day
Chris Hoiles is awesome. And so are the days when Kevin figures out what game was captured on an individual baseball card.