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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are taking their time

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Still no GM and not much else to talk about either.

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Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! It’s a super slow day in Birdland. There is no general manager, no manager, nothing going on. The Orioles have interviewed seven people for the job but don’t seem to be in a huge hurry. But don’t they know that I’m dying to get this show on the road? It’s like they’re not even taking my feelings into account.

So what does everyone have on the schedule for this beautiful fall day? It’s a little chilly out there but you’ll be fine with a jacket.

It’s a super slow time of year for Orioles links, but I’ll tell you about one story that came up on my search about late bloomers and one-year wonders in the MLB. I clicked through to see which Oriole was on the list and why, and they had Brady Anderson written up a a one-year wonder. I’m not gonna link to that because it’s so stupid, but I wanted to tell you about it anyway.

Links

Orioles' executive search, MASN hearing make November a critical month for franchise - Baltimore Sun
This headline intrigued me because it's been awhile since we've heard anything about the MASN dispute, but there isn't really any other information other than that there is something happening with it this month. Maybe.

Could Trumbo become trade chip later? - School of Roch
This is an odd question to ponder at this time, especially since the "later" Roch references is in July. And even if Trumbo does get traded then, it'll be for hardly anything. I'm not gonna get on Roch too much, though, because it's hard finding things to write about the Orioles this time of year.

Baseball lover uses insights, history and love for game in blog and Virginia-Born Project | Local | fredericksburg.com
Jackie Howell is a Virginia-based Orioles fan who has had a blog about the team since 2012.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies:

  • Larry Bigbie, who spent 2001-2005 with the Orioles, turns 41 today. Bigbie is most well known for ratting out Brian Roberts in the Mitchell Report and for showing up to every Orioles related event to which he is invited.
  • Doug Corbett, who finished his eight-year career with 11 games for the 1987 Orioles, turns 66 today. Corbett pitched in relief his entire career.
  • Tito Francona, who spent the first two years of his 15-year career with the Orioles, was born on this day in 1933. The father of Terry Francona, Tito would have turned 85 today but passed away in February of this year.

On this day in 1975, Hall of Famer Jim Palmer won his second Cy Young Award. Palmer led the league with 23 wins and a 2.09 ERA.

On this day in 2014, the three Orioles were awarded the Gold Glove for their position: J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, and Nick Markakis. Markakis is a finalist for the award this year as well, the winners will be announced tonight.