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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where nothing is happening with the Birds

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The playoffs have started. Do you think the Orioles are watching?

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Good morning, Camden Chatters. Another day dawns on the Orioles’ off season, and the playoffs are just getting started. Tonight is the National League wild card game which...is hard to get worked up about.

One news clipping that I did not save for you all stated that the Orioles have made their first move of the off season by re-signing Ryan Ripken. If half of the off season headlines from the Orioles are that exciting, we are in for a treat!

And now here are the stories that I did save for you all!

Links

Clearing payroll for pitching and more on Bancells' retirement - School of Roch
Duquette is already laying the groundwork for Gabriel Ynoa and Miguel Castro. Plus some interesting stuff about Richie Bancells.

Wade Miley Couldn't Finish Off Hitters in 2017 - Camden Depot
Because who doesn't want to read about Wade Miley?

Latrobe native makes most of 'dream job' as Baltimore Orioles photographer | TribLIVE
Local boy does good...as a photographer!

Five decisions that contributed to the Orioles’ losing season - Baltimore Sun
Only five? (slideshow alert)

Baltimore Sports Digest: Brandon Erbe named coach at Maryland - Baltimore Sun
It’s just a small blurb in the article, but former Orioles farmhand and local guy Brandon Erbe has been named a student assistant coach at Maryland.

Birthdays

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have five Orioles birthday buddies! Current Oriole Alec Asher turns 26 today. Also celebrating today are Drew Stubbs, Mark McLemore, and Dave Johnson (not that one. Or that one). And it’s the birthday of the late Don Lenhardt, who appeared in 13 games for the inaugural 1954 Orioles.

Famous folks born on this day include Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone (as if!), basketball player Derrick Rose, and President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Last but not least, it’s my father’s 66th birthday! He won’t read this, but happy birthday, Dad!