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Monday Bird Droppings

Thearon W. Henderson

Well, it's been fun so far. The Orioles have handled this leg of interleague play in style going 4-1 against the resurgent Padres and the defending World Champions. This most recent series was a fine reminder of the harsh realities of baseball, though, as one could completely see the talent on the Giants squad, but also how easily they came unraveled in yesterday's game. The Diamondbacks have been sort of treading water, but have some exciting young pitchers, one of the best first basemen in the game and they have Tuffy Gosewisch...so anything can happen.

Please mind your Breaking Bad spoilers!

(Did anyone watch Hell on Wheels or Low Winter Sun?)

School of Roch: Orioles will try again to handle the Diamondbacks Roch provides some notes in advance of the Diamondbacks series.

Betemit's comeback picks up steam | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Betemit to Frederick.

Adam Jones: Banana thrown his way at AT&T Park | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports This is really just disgraceful.

A Fluttering Boost to Flickering Hopes - NYTimes.com Buck, the Duq and the crafty, old knuckler.

Baltimore beats Delweld for championship » Local News » The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA Youse's O's keep the Ripken League championship in Baltimore (Youse was an Orioles scout, current scout Dean Albany is involved with the team and "legacy" O's like Ryan Ripken and Jim Boddicker played for this year's team).

Camden Depot: Potential September Call-Ups - Who's on the 40-Man? What do YOU think?

On this day in 1985, Wayne Gross and Larry Sheets hit back to back pinch hit homers in an 8-5 loss to the Indians. Also, PA announcer Rex Barney died on this day in 1997. The Orioles played that day's game without a PA announcer in tribute.

"Thank youuuuuu..."