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Monday Bird Droppings: Buck Showalter's birthday edition

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Maybe Buck will wish his Ubaldo problem gets solved...

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If you're Buck Showalter and taking stock of things on your 60th birthday, you might think things are pretty good: you've got another shot at managing, you're a local hero for engineering a pretty miraculous turnaround of a once moribund ballclub and you've got a solid veteran core and some exciting young talent to keep things interesting. Then there's Ubaldo Jimenez. It has been expressed here many times how painful it can be watching Ubaldo pitch and you have to think that it's doubly so for a perfectionist like Buck Showalter. Maybe even worse that Jimenez seems to be such a hard worker and a good clubhouse guy. I don't even know if I have a point, here, but to say...man.

The Orioles are off today as they head to Houston before wrapping up the week in Cleveland.

Yovani Gallardo on bullpen session: "I was pretty excited how it went today" - Steve Melewski
Good news, everyone!

How much longer will the Orioles watch Ubaldo Jimenez struggle? - Baltimore Sun As long as it takes...maybe longer.

Will these guys be Orioles by the All Star break? - Baltimore Sports and Life When it comes to roster roulette, Danny Duquette doesn't want to stop the wheel, he wants to break the wheel.

Showalter not happy about Orioles' three West Coast trips in 2016 | CSN Mid-Atlantic
I'm sure the charming people in the league office did all they could to help out.

Tides report | A few words with catcher Francisco Pena | Norfolk Tides | pilotonline.com
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On this day in 1999, Brady Anderson was hit by a pitch twice in the first inning as the O's scored ten runs against the Rangers on their way to an eventual 15-6 victory. Brian Matusz was busted for using a foreign substance on this day in 2015.

In addition to Buck, it's also the birthday of beloved reliever Mike Gonzalez.