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Tuesday Bird Droppings

Congrats to zknower for winning week 15 of CC Pick 'Em. He now sits one point behind the leader, Astronaut Mike Dexter, with four of us two points behind and tied for third. It's coming down to the last few weeks. Who. Will. Own. It.

Amber Theoharis: Are Japanese pitchers worth the risk?
Amber says, and I quote, "The business of posting Japanese players in order to compensate the Nippon Professional Baseball teams they are leaving is the worst idea ever implemented in major league history, other than the 1976 White Sox uniforms featuring shorts."

Steve Melewski: Callis on Duquette, the farm, O's future and more
Jim Callis on the O's minors and the fact that the Orioles won't contend any time soon. Gee, you think?

For Orioles Hall of Famers, statues at Camden Yards 'a very nice gesture' -
When the Orioles announced their improvements for the stadium, did you think, "I wonder what Hall of Famer Jim Palmer thinks of the changes?" Now you can find out!

Nick & Christina Markakis take three Baltimore children on a shopping spree at Target
Nick Markakis, the Oriole Bird, and Kid from Kid 'n Play go Christmas shopping.

5 Things We Learned from Chargers 34, Ravens 14 -
This is Ravens analysis, not Orioles, but it's great. Kevin Van Valkenburg asks the question, "Is Joe Flacco essentially Nick Markakis?" (It's #3 on the list)