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Monday Bird Droppings: Where we still think Adam Jones is awesome

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Adam Jones continues to be wonderful, Tim Beckham probably shouldn’t be on the team next year, and more in today’s Bird Droppings!

Washington Nationals v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Happy Monday, Camden Chatters! I trust we are all returned from Thanksgiving break, refreshed and ready to give our respective work places our full efforts until it’s time to break against for Christmas.

If we’re lucky, the Orioles will start doing good things between Thanksgiving and Christmas so that we can continue to be thankful for the new management that has been brought on board. Winters were notoriously quiet in the Dan Duquette era so any action at all will be quite the change from the usual frustrations.

Nothing happened for the Orioles over the weekend, which is to be expected as it was Thanksgiving. But probable former Oriole (sob) Adam Jones was in town for his annual tailgate and from the looks of things it was another good time for a good cause.

My head knows that Adam Jones probably should not be an Oriole next year. But every time I hear or see anything about him I forget about that logic and get super sad at the idea that he’s probably gone. He’s just the best human.

Links

Jones hosts another successful tailgate while uncertain about future - School of Roch
As mentioned above, Adam Jones helped raise $125,010 for the Boys and Girls Club of Baltimore yesterday, because he is awesome.

Should the Baltimore Orioles be out on Tim Beckham? - Birds Watcher
If the Orioles want him, Tim Beckham is under their control until 2021. But his salary this year was just over $3 million, and it'll only go up from there. I don't see how he is a fit for these rebuilding Orioles.

2019 MLB Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles - Fake Teams
A look at the Baltimore Orioles with a fantasy baseball slant. I assume that this series names a superstar for every team it is previewing, but it's still totally bizarre to see Jonathan Villar as the pick for the Orioles.

In a sense, John and Louis Angelos also were introduced to Orioles fans this week - Baltimore Sun
Mark posted this yesterday as well but I think it’s worth the read if you missed it. It does feel like we’re getting completely new ownership, doesn’t it?

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthday buddies. The first is John Parrish, who turns 41 today. Parrish pitched for the Orioles for parts of six seasons between 2001-2007. He’s most memorable to me for being traded to Seattle while the Mariners were in town, so he just had to walk over to the visitor’s clubhouse and then to the other bullpen. It was weird.

Also born on this day in history is Harold “Stats are Ridiculous” Reynolds. Reynolds is most well known for playing for the Mariners and, more recently, for talking a lot of nonsense on MLB Network. He turns 58 today.