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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are going for a series win

Davis sat against a lefty, Hyde’s first win got celebrated, and more in today’s Bird Droppings

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! Did you enjoy yesterday’s win? I listened to much of the game on the radio while doing yard work. I miss Joe Angel very much, but it still doesn’t get much better than listening to an Orioles win while outside on a beautiful spring day.

If you missed the game, you’ll never guess what happened. The Orioles won! I know! Luckily for you we at Camden Chat cover every single game, so you can check out Tyler Young’s recap of the win here. Be sure to vote for your pick for the Most Birdland Player! Those are only posted after wins, so savor each one.

Today the Orioles are going for a series win with Dylan Bundy on the mound. So far the Orioles have mostly held the Yankees in check, home run wise. The Yankees are predicted to hit like a billion dingers this year and Bundy gave up a million dingers last year, so it could get ugly today. But I hope not. Even in a year when the team is tanking, I am rooting for a win every single time. Go Dylan!


Orioles’ roster a haven for players seeing a real chance while top prospects start in minors - Baltimore Sun
A lot of guys are on the team who probably wouldn’t be in other years. This is their chance.

Wrapping up the Orioles' 5-3 win over the Yankees - School of Roch
New manager Brandon Hyde got his first win! The team celebrated by assaulting him. It’s pretty cute actually.

Baltimore Orioles already benching Chris Davis - Call to the Pen
That's right, manager Brandon Hyde kept Chris Davis out of the lineup yesterday against a lefty starter. I think our blog boss summed it up perfectly on Twitter when he said, "this year will probably still suck, but so far at least it's a lot less dumb."

Bowie Baysox Feature Several Top Prospects - Birds Watcher
Who are you looking forward to seeing at Bowie this year? I like Ryan McKenna!

Baltimore Orioles Plan to Honor Frank Robinson Next Week | WBFF
If you haven't heard, Saturday's game against the Yankees will feature a pre-game tribute to Frank Robinson. Be in your seat early!

Former Tides, MLB SS Paul Janish enjoying new role at Rice |
The Virginia Pilot caught up with former Oriole Paul Janish who is now a coach at his alma mater, Rice.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have only one Orioles birthday buddy and I can pretty much guarantee you that you’ve never heard of him. Dave Koslo appeared in three games for the 1954 Orioles. He pitched two games in relief and made one start and was then released on June 1st. Today would have been Koslo’s 99th birthday, but he passed away in 1975.

On this day in 1958, the Orioles traded Larry Doby and Don Ferrarese to the Indians for Gene Woodling, Dick Williams, and Bud Daley. Doby was the first African-American to play in the American League when he debuted with the Indians in 1947. He was only with the Orioles over an off season and never played in a game for them.

In 1969, the Orioles traded for Chico Salmon, Salmon came off the bench for the Orioles from 1969-1972, appearing in a total of 395 games for them.

In 2005, an agreement was reached between the Orioles and Major League Baseball to allow both the Nationals and Orioles to be shown in the Baltimore-DC area. That deal is now being disputed of course, because the Nationals are all “wah wah we’re so poor we can barely afford to give Max Scherzer 35 million a year.”