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Wednesday Bird Droppings

Good morning! Please chat about the baseball things listed below. Or something else, whatever.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, Camden Chatters. It's another Wednesday in Birdland. We're eight days from pitchers and catchers reporting, which is only exciting in theory.

Orioles raising season ticket prices by 20% average in 2016 - Baltimore Business Journal
Season tickets are going up an average of $5 per ticket, while single game prices will be going up an average of $4. I admit that when I saw the tickets for my 29-game plan went up about $300 it was a bit of a shock, but I have been to many baseball parks around the country and even with the price increase Camden Yards is one of the more reasonable places I've paid to see a game.

Five Things To Know About Orioles Pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne | Press Box
The sixth thing to know is that he has nailed the cocked-brim look.

Hacking in Baltimore | Aaron J. Lehr
You might have heard that the Orioles held a hackathon last week. Here is an account of the day from the team who came in second place.

Minor, Machado & Schoop bobbleheads lead Shorebirds giveaways in 2016 | Delmarva Now
Make your plans to head to Delmarva, MD on July 8th and August 19th. That's when the Shorebirds are giving away two halves of a bobblehead set that features Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop high fiving.

Orioles Rotation Trade Options | Baltimore Sports and Life
You may have heard that the Orioles still need more pitching. Here is an underwhelming list of trade options. I know the Orioles need another pitcher, but every time a specific name is mentioned as a possibility my reaction has generally been "ugh."

What's Up With Yovani Gallardo's Slider/Cutter? | Camden Depot
A breakdown of another guy who keeps being linked to the Orioles.

School of Roch: Brady Anderson on Hyun Soo Kim: "He hits line drive after line drive"
Hyun Soo Kim is the latest member of Brady's Bootcamp. Brady has nothing but good things to say.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies. Billy O'Dell (83) pitched for the Orioles from 1954-1959, except for 1955 when he served in the military. Lenny Webster (51) was a catcher for the Orioles from 1997-1999. Cesar Izturis (36) manned shortstop for the Orioles in the dark years of 2009-2011. And Alberto Castillo (46) had 36 forgettable plate appearances for the Orioles in 2007.