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Tuesday Bird Droppings: Where 2018 is in the rear view mirror.

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Happy New Year! We made it!

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Happy New Year, Camden Chatters! 2019 is finally here, which means the worst year in Orioles history is finally over! Do you feel different now? I don’t.

If you were out last night celebrating the end of 2018, I hope you drank....responsibly. It’s what Gary Thorne would have done!

Do you have any resolutions? If so, please share them in the comments! I love hearing about resolutions. I don’t really make any myself. I’m very lazy.

Links

Bryce Harper would succeed with Baltimore Orioles, but it won't happen - USA Today
This is a weird and kind of useless article.

The Best Players And Biggest Upsets Of 2018 In (Almost) Any Sport | FiveThirtyEight
The Orioles beating the Red Sox in a random September game was given the title of biggest upset of 2018.

FanGraphs Q&A and Sunday Notes: The Best Quotes of 2018 | FanGraphs Baseball
Buck Showalter, Adam Jones, and Paul Fry make appearances in David Laurila's favorite quotes of 2018.

Coming up with Orioles resolutions for 2019 - School of Roch
Roch with his witty resolutions for many of the 2019 Orioles. The Luis Ortiz one is kinda rude.

Sorting MLB Teams into Hogwarts Houses - Off The Bench
Look, it’s high time people stopped dumping on Hufflepuff! I used to be one of those jerks, but I have come around. I married a Hufflepuff. And J.K. Rowling says Hufflepuff is her favorite house.

Who wants to see this in 2019?

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday, you New Year’s Baby! You have three Orioles birthday buddies. The youngest is Xavier Avery, who appeared in 32 games for the 2012 Orioles, his only major league experience. Avery hasn’t given up the dream as he spent 2018 with the triple-A team for the Braves. He turns 29 years old today.

Your next O’s birthday buddy is Fernando Tatis, who played in 11 major league seasons. That includes 28 games with the 2006 Birds. Tatis turns 44 today.

It’s also the birthday of Foster Castleman. I’ve never heard of him, but I am a big fan of his name. He appeared in 98 games for the 1958 Orioles after four season with the Mets. A very happy birthday to Mr. Castleman, who turns 88 years old today.

On this day in Orioles history, nothing happened because it’s January 1st.