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Friday Bird Droppings: Birds on the rebound

Buck reacts to tough loss; Adam Jones comments reverberate...

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A historic road trip followed by a resounding thud in a homestand opener. You didn't think this whole playoff thing was going to be easy, did you? The Red Sox walked it off with a five run ninth and the Orioles couldn't tie their game with a man on third in the ninth. Ouch. Last night brought to mind the words of Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach John McKay, who, when asked about the offense's execution in a particularly brutal loss quipped, "I'm in favor of it."

Showalter speaks after 7-6 loss - School of Roch
In which Buck engages in a little bit of Trembleyism.

Steve Pearce has PRP injection in right elbow |
Whoever is flogging PRP injections is making a mint. Maybe sounds like a more medically viable solution than prayer and reflection?

O's Starters Rebounding At The Right Time | Baseball Essential ...some of them, anyways.

Adam Jones And How Baseball Differs From The NFL
Colin Kaepernick's protest and the related comments of Adam Jones are still getting play with people that have opinions. Good to see hypocrite and blowhard Tony LaRussa called out. Noted skimmed Jeff Passan also has thoughts.

If these teams don't make playoffs, this loss could be why - SweetSpot- ESPN "Every team has bad losses, but some sting more than others. Here's the heartbreaking defeat that some contenders could be lamenting all offseason long." Last night's loss was bad, but the one discussed here was brutal.

On this day in 2012, the Orioles won their 82nd game of the season to ensure the club's first winning season since 1997.

It's the birthday of Mickey Tettleton, one of my favorite O's from childhood. Tettleton was a solid catcher from the Why Not? O's, but oh, could he mash some taters. Former GM Hank Peters would have turned 91 today. He presided over the Orioles through the disco phase of the Earl Weaver era. His last draft was 1987. Quite a class. Mark Parent also celebrates a birthday today as does Paul "Shubacca" Shuey. Future Hall of Famer (come on, BBWAA!) Tim Raines played in four games for the 2001 Orioles at age 41. He turns 57 today.