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In case you were wondering, it's still not quite yet baseball season.

Buck doing his best Uncle Sam impression
Buck doing his best Uncle Sam impression
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A night of weird dreams means you get today's edition of Bird Droppings a bit earlier. And I didn't even take any Ambien to trigger them! Anywho...here are some links of a baseball variety, specific in some way to the Orioles. Peruse them at your leisure.

Orioles' Wieters relishesrole as team's quiet leader | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com
I like it when players adopt Teddy Roosevelt's sage wisdom and 'speak softly, but carry a big stick'.

MLB's Super Sweet 16 Prospects Coming to a Pennant Race Near You - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
One guess which Oriole is on this list.

Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera lead key AL players returning from injuries | Hit and Run - SI.com

Probably could have gone ahead an added Hammel, Markakis, and Reimold to the O's blurb.

Does top mark after Aug. 1 mean anything? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

It means they played really well at the end of 2012. It also means nothing for 2013.

Chris Davis' contract: $3.295 million to hit, $5,000 to pitch - CBSSports.com

Worth every penny.

New balk rule might make baseball more exciting! - Baseball Nation

Neyer's thoughts on Buck's comments regarding the new balk rule.

No Orioles history related birthdays or notes for this day. But it is the 560th birthday of Nicolas Copernicus. So pick up your dog-ear'd copy of 'On the Revolution of the Celestial Spheres' (you do have one, don't you?) and pay homage to one of the great scientific minds of human history. Or catch up on your DVR backlog. Either or.