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Wednesday Bird Droppings

Uh oh Ubaldo, Jonesy craves communication, Buck=Runs, and more in today's edition of Bird Droppings

An exasperated Buck solicits advice as to what to do with Ubaldo
An exasperated Buck solicits advice as to what to do with Ubaldo
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

School of Roch: Jimenez: "I don't have to change anything" (Orioles fall 15-2)
He's not wrong, but I'm sure that lede will go over well...

Feeling out of the loop, Adam Jones seeks more communication with Orioles front office - Baltimore Sun
So that explains that cryptic tweet from a few weeks ago

Baseball Prospectus | Baseball Therapy: The Thirty-Run Manager
Buck gettin' some big time love via some gory math.

Jay Bruce, David Wright top list of ZiPS' bounce-back selections -- MLB - ESPN
(In$ider article) Not one, but TWO O's make the list!

A-Rod, Hamilton, Howard, Upton Jr., and 16 more untradeable contracts -
I'm sure we can all guess which Oriole makes this list.

Evaluating the strategies of MLB teams with quiet offseasons. | : AJ Cassavell Article
Another preview piece telling us what we've heard a few times now, the O's season hinges on the return of Manny, Matty, and Chris.

Minor Moves: Pedro Beato – MLB Trade Rumors
Welcome back, old friend.

Camden Depot: A Closer Look at the Nationals' Letter
The article ends with this question: "How do you think the judge would respond?" Well, I don't know how the judge will respond but I sure know how the judge should respond. It's a very simple solution: contract the Gnats, salt the earth where that stadium stands, and spread their ashes to the winds.

It's the birthday of former O's manager Sam Perlozzo. No Orioles history of note on this date, so let's broaden our horizons a bit. In 1493 Christopher Columbus arrives back in Spain after his trip across the ocean blue. In 1789 the first U.S. Congress meets, putting the new Constitution into effect. Today is former UMd basketball coach Gary Williams' 70th birthday.