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Saturday Bird Droppings

What else are you gonna do on a Saturday morning?


The World Baseball Classic has started with two games in the books and one game in progress. Chinese Taipei beat Australia 4-1, and while Brazil took a 3-2 lead into the 8th inning, Japan came back to score three runs in the 8th and won 5-3. Just getting started on the MLB Network is Korea @ Netherlands (though in real time it's in the 6th inning - don't check the WBC website if you don't want to be spoiled).

In other TV news, be sure to tune in to WMAR tonight at 11:00 or tomorrow morning at 10:30 for Inside Pressbox. Former Camden Chat contributor and future Mr. Stacey Long, Paul Folkemer, will be on with Stan the Fan to talk Orioles baseball.

What, you say you want links? OK...

Five questions: Baltimore Orioles | The Hardball Times
A little something I wrote up for THT. 5 questions about the Baltimore Orioles going into this season.

PressBox: Spring Spotlight: Can Brian Matusz Still Succeed As A Starter?
Paul Folk ponders the future of Brian Matusz.

Double Play Artists: Baltimore Orioles Style | Baltimore Sports and Life
I never knew how much there was to say about grounding into double plays!

'No prouder moment' for Orioles' Adam Jones as he heads to World Baseball Classic -
Adam Jones is off to play for Team USA.

Brian Roberts goes 3-for-3 with homer to help down Bucs |
The Orioles continued their hot spring start Friday afternoon, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5, to improve to 6-1 in the Grapefruit League season.

Fan of the Day: Diane Friedel - Spring Training
Diane Friedel is hardcore. Season tickets to both the regular season AND spring training?

School of Roch: Reimold will take a few days off from throwing
Right now they're saying it's precautionary, but Reimold will take a few days off from throwing to rest his sore shoulder. He's OK to hit.

Happy birthday to Jay Gibbons and Leo Gomez!