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Saturday Bird Droppings

Good morning, fellow chatters.  I don't know why I ever pick Georgetown to do anything in my brackets.  At least they were taken down by a Kenyon man.  Oh, well.   Here are some links to ponder this morning.

Orioles Insider: Lee may make debut Saturday; other post-game Showalter - Baltimore Orioles: Schedule, news, analysis and opinion on baseball at Camden Yards -

Derrek Lee?  Could it be?  Also, check out Buck's choice words for Luuuuke and the Adequate Mr. Fox.

Britt's Bird Watch: Duke throwing lightly, still targeting Opening Day

...and I'm targeting an ideal weight of 185.

Orioles notebook: Earl Weaver, Joe Torre pay visit to Orioles -

So, that's Weaver, Torre, Buck, Willie Randolph and John Russell in camp all at once.  Am I missing anyone?  I mean, that's a lot of managerial brainpower

Pirates claim Garrett Olson off waivers from Mariners | HardballTalk

I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of Garrett Olson.

Baltimore Orioles Baseball Blog - Covering the Baltimore Orioles

Heath's wrap up of the week in camp offers a nice breakdown of the positional battles.

Jake Fox has an MLB-high seven homers, but do spring stats really matter? | HardballTalk

In that case of Statheads v. Fox, Mr. Gleeman for the prosecution.

PressBox: The 15: Phil Jackman's Springtime Memories

With the Earl of Baltimore in camp, I thought this was kind of a neat added dose of old schoolishness.

The Great Orioles Autograph Project: Unpossible Autograph Friday- Saul Rogovin

Stumbled upon this blog this week.  Kind of a cool study in passion or non-creepy obsession and there are lots of nuggets of forgotten O's history buried within.

Finally, happy birthday to former pitching prospect Rocky Coppinger.  It's also the birthday of Skyrocket Smith, a Baltimore native who played ball in the late 1890s for the Des Moines Prohibitionists, the Louisville Colonels and the Walla Walla Walla Wallas (i can't make this stuff up folks).  Belated happy birthday to Craig Tatum, who turned 28 on Friday.