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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where Buck Showalter might not be finished

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Teams are interested in Showalter, Yusniel Diaz could still work out, and more in today’s Bird Droppings.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! I hope you’ve been having a pleasant weekend. I have been enjoying this lovely fall weather with my family and will continue to do with a trip to the zoo today. Gotta see those pandas!

The Orioles remain quiet as the baseball playoffs roll on. The St. Louis Cardinals have completely fallen apart against the Washington Nationals in the NLCS. Well, at least their offense has. The teams are off today and will be back tomorrow to play in DC with the Nationals leading the series 2-0.

Game one of the ALCS was last night and the Yankees proved too much for the Houston Astros, winning 7-0. Come on, Astros! Help a nation of Yankee haters out! Game two is tonight at 8 p.m.

Links

His prospect status took a hit, but a door is still ajar for Yusniel Diaz - Steve Melewski
I am still optimistic about Yusniel Diaz. How about you?

How each player did in the Fall Stars Game - MLB.com
O's prospects Mason McCoy and Dean Kremer appeared in the annual Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars game.

The 10 Biggest Surprise Players From the 2019 MLB Season - The Sportster
Guess which Oriole made the list? (Hint: he singles a lot)

Baltimore Orioles' Adley Rutschman talks football career at OSU-Utah [Video] - Yahoo Sports
There isn't much Orioles baseball to talk about, but maybe you'd like to watch a video of Adley Rutschman reliving his time as a kicker for the OSU football team.

Schmuck: Buck Showalter just might be getting back in the dugout one year after leaving Orioles - Baltimore Sun
When Buck Showalter left the Orioles, it kind of felt like the game was starting to pass him by. But he might end up back in it next year, and if he does I'll be happy for him.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthday buddies. Pitcher Ron Moeller appeared in eight games for the Orioles, four each in 1956 and 1958. As a major leaguer he appeared in four total seasons, none consecutive. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 71,

It’s also the birthday of Hayden Penn, who pitched in 14 games for the Orioles from 2005-06. That surprises me because I remember him being around for longer. Today is his 35th birthday.

On this day in 1970, the Orioles defeated the Reds in game three of the World Series. Dave McNally pitched a complete game, but more impressively hit a grand slam.

In 1971, the Orioles and Pirates played in the first ever night game in World Series history.

In 1979, the Orioles defeated the Pirates 9-6 in game four of the World Series, scoring six runs in the eighth inning to come back.

In 1996, the Orioles lost to the New York Yankees in the final game of the ALCS.