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Sunday Bird Droppings: The home team can’t win in the World Series and other baseball notes

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There is nothing going on with the Orioles on account of it’s the World Series and the O’s aren’t playing in it

Seattle Mariners v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Happy Sunday Camden Chatters! Like me, I’m sure many of you woke up to a dreary rain that makes it the perfect day to sleep in. That’s what I would still be doing if not for the small child that demands breakfast every morning.

How about that World Series game last night? The Nationals appeared to be in control after winning the first two games in Houston, but since returning home to DC haven’t been able to win a game. The series is now tied 2-2 with game five tonight at 8 p.m.

If you’re looking for a lot of Orioles news, well I’m afraid you’re going to have to wait awhile. But I went looking for some interesting stories for you all the same.

Links

Orioles trying to spin the rotation disadvantage - School of Roch
In which Roch catalogs how bad all the Orioles pitchers have been over the last few years.

A look at pitchers that could be part of next wave of rebuild - Steve Melewski
While Steve looks at the possible future pitchers for the team. I try not to get excited about pitchers (remember how good Brian Matusz was in the minors?) but I've been pretty impressed with Dean Kremer.

Baltimore Orioles 2019 Draft Highlight: OF Johnny Rizer - Birds Watcher
Johnny Rizer made a good first impression after being drafted in the 7th round last year.

Offseason Outlook: Baltimore Orioles - MLB Trade Rumors
The yearly MLB Trade Rumors post on the current state of the Orioles and what's on the horizon.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have five Orioles birthday buddies. Utility player Ruben Tejada appeared in 41 game for the 2017 Orioles. He turns 30 years old today. Jason Johnson turns 46. Johnson played for eight teams in his 11-season career, including the Orioles from 1999-2003.

Pedro Swann, who had 13 plate appearances for the 2003 Orioles, turns 49. Pitcher Eric Bell played 41 games for the Orioles from 1985-87. Today he turns 56. And Del Rice had a 17-year big league career that somehow included one plate appearance for Orioles in 1960. He passed away in 1983 at the age of 60.