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Monday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are back home for Memorial Day

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It was a tough loss yesterday, but maybe the Tigers will be an easier opponent?

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Colorado Rockies Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday, Camden Chatters. The Orioles are back in Baltimore after a weird road trip that required they go to the other side of the country for just three games without the benefit of an off day. It doesn’t really matter to a team as bad as this, but it’s definitely a weird schedule quirk.

If you missed the three games in Colorado, you’re probably better off. They did win one of them, but the other two were complete disasters. One of those disaster games was yesterday when the Orioles bullpen completely fell apart once again. If you’d like to read about that train wreck, you can check out Mark Brown’s game recap.

The Orioles are back home now to kick off a six-game home stand, starting this afternoon against the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers also are terrible this year, so maybe the games will actually be competitive!

Normally for Memorial Day weekend, MLB outfits all of the teams in some garish form of camouflage that it later auctions off. It’s tacky, to say the least. This year, however, they opted for a simple poppy patch on the upper left side of the jersey, and the jerseys won’t be sold to the public. For a holiday intended to remember and honor those who lost their lives in service to our country, it seems appropriately restrained. So good job, MLB.

(Yes, I know they just shoved the camo to Armed Forces Week.)


Orioles' Keon Broxton Lost Track Of A Wall And Allowed A Pitcher To Hit A Two-Run RBI Triple - Deadspin
Keon Broxton is fitting in with the Orioles pretty well, I'd say.

Orioles place struggling Chris Davis on injured list with hip soreness - Baltimore Sun
Chris Davis has a sore hip. Surely that is the root of all his problems. There is also a bit in here about how the Orioles brought their dads on the roadtrip to Colorado that is pretty cute.

Is It Time To Put Cody Sedlock Back On Your Radar? - Bird Watcher
I have been watching the box score closely when it's Cody Sedlock's turn to pitch this season, and he hasn't disappointed. If he could get back on the prospect track, that would be delightful.

Hyde, Givens and Hess talk about Orioles' 8-7 loss - School of Roch
These guys are playing terribly, but they are at least facing the music after games. I would be a jerk about it and sneak out of the clubhouse.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your lone Orioles birthday buddy is Miguel González, who pitched for the Orioles from 2012-2015. He was one of the pleasant surprises of the Dan Duquette era of Orioles baseball, plucked from the Mexican League after he ran out of chances in the Red Sox system. MiGo turns 35 years old today. He is currently not signed by an MLB team.

On this day in 1960, catcher Clint Courtney debuted an oversized catching mitt for use when knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm was on the mound. Sadly, the 50% larger-than-normal mitt was later banned by MLB.