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Wednesday Bird Droppings

O's win! JJ mends. Gausman incinerates radar guns. OPaCY concessions. The intricacies and benefits of the Duq's & Buck's roster management. And more in today's edition of Bird Droppings!

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Ahh...reunited with the rhythms of the regular season, and it feels so good.

School of Roch: J.J. Hardy on today's infield drills (O's lead 6-3)
J.J. says he feels great. He certainly always look so.

Gausman impresses in season debut out of bullpen |

Hitting a hundo a couple of times is cool and all, but that first pitch that he threw was the one that gave me the googly-eyes. Filth.

Orioles Buzz: Matt Kremnitzer: On Orioles roster, expect the unexpected

San Diego's GM A.J. Preller may have gotten all the media buzz with his reworking of the Padres' roster this off-season, but Duq' has been doing the same thing, albeit in a different manner, since Preller was still in High School.

Gino's and Stuggy's out as Oriole Park concessionaires - Baltimore Sun

Yesterday's worrisome news. But fear not for the Crab Mac & Cheese Hot Dog will live on.

Baseball is realizing the value of taking a day off. | : Lindsay Berra Article

One thing the machinations of the Duq' affords Buck is the ability to rest players when needed.

Clark takes road from majors, minors to become coach -

Profile of the new hitting coach for the Delmarva Shorebirds.

Scott Boras and the Means of Production – The Hardball Times

The O's have had extensive dealings with Boras Corp. of late, and will continue to in the future. And that's a good thing, since he tends to represent talented players.

LOOK: Beer prices at every MLB ballpark -

uhhh...where (aside from the Natty Boh Bar prior to the end of the 1st Inning) can I get a sub-$8 beer in OPaCY? Are beers really $5-$6 in most every other stadium? I have my doubts.

Happy 36th birthday, Jeremy Guthrie, and happy 34th birthday to Brian Burress.