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Sunday Bird Droppings

The first Sunday with no post-season Orioles baseball. It's a vast wasteland out there.

Nelson Cruz is probably gonna be expensive to re-sign.
Nelson Cruz is probably gonna be expensive to re-sign.
Dilip Vishwanat

Hoo boy, the cupboard's bare this morning. At this rate, I'll be linking to Kiko Garcia's hitting school by Thanksgiving. Oh, wait...

Peter Schmuck: Baltimore Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to - Baltimore Sun
"Adam Jones spoke glowingly at the end of the season about the confidence he derived from Cruz's presence behind him in the batting order, and it was obvious Cruz created a comfort zone for the younger Latino players on the roster, most notably rookie second baseman Jonathan Schoop."

Ocean View moves last call to after midnight (Gotta watch dem O's!) - DelwareaOnline
"As an example, Ric McGee discussed the Baltimore Orioles, who have been successful this year, providing a boost to local bars. But under the old law, McGee couldn’t serve alcohol during the entire game. "The O’s are in the [playoffs]. The other night we couldn’t watch the ninth inning before midnight," he said. "

Collected wisdom: Jim Traber says 'when I explode on callers it's good radio' | News OK
Jim Traber has become yet another screaming voice in sports talk radio. Just what we needed.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Jose Bautista (yeah, he was), Oswalda Peraza, and Vic Roznovsky.

On this day in Orioles history, in 2006, "Nicole Sherry becomes the second woman to be named the head groundskeeper of a major league team when the Orioles ask her to lead the crew taking care of Camden Yards. The Wilmington, Delaware native joins Heather Nabozny, who has been in the same position with the Tigers since 1999."

STOP. Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me for so long before. And if you leave... if you leave... I just, I remember things better with you. I do, look. Open Thread, forty-two... forty-two... I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And-and I look at you, and I... and I'm home. Please... I don't want that to go away. I don't want to forget.