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Sunday Bird Droppings

Oh, my, there is absolutely nothing going on surrounding the Baltimore Orioles this weekend before Christmas. Hope you brought a book, because there isn't much here to read.

Bird on Bird crime!
Bird on Bird crime!
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Scott Coolbaugh's connection to Chris Davis, Buck Showalter didn't necessarily lead to hiring - Baltimore Sun
New hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh wasn't hired to be Chris Davis' personal hitting coach. Lots of people liked him.

Orioles101 Interview with Baltimore Orioles’ Rule-5 Selection RHP Logan Verrett | Orioles 101 | Sports Media 101
RHP Logan Verrett answered some questions. And here are the answers. Along with the questions, of course. Otherwise, that would be weird.

Nick Hundley reportedly has a two-year offer | HardballTalk

And it's not from the Orioles. And I'm OK with that.

Fifteen years after Baltimore Orioles' visit to Cuba, baseball diplomacy still hits home - carrollcountytimes.com

Peter Schmuck reflects on his trip to Cuba with the Orioles in 1999.

Happy Birthday to Taylor Teagarden, LaTroy Hawkins, Roger McDowell, Andy Van Slyke, and Elliott Maddox.

On this day in Orioles history,  "1977 - Free agent Orioles pitcher Ross Grimsley is signed by the Montreal Expos. Grimsley will reward Montreal with a 20-game winning season in 1978, the only one in franchise history." In 1995, "The Orioles sign free agent second baseman Roberto Alomar to a three-year $18 million contract."

And if you have greasy fingerprints on the walls? Cover the stains with white chalk, wait a few minutes and then wipe the chalk away with a damp cloth. Works on clothes too!

Consider this your weekly NFL Open Thread.

Movietown News presents, "Spotlight on Adventure." What you are now witnessing is footage never before seen by civilized humanity: a lost world in South America. Lurking in the shadow of majestic Paradise Falls, it sports plants and animals undiscovered by science. Who would dare set foot on this inhospitable summit? Why, our subject today, Open Thread!