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The draft is coming, Dylan Bundy has pitched a little better, and more in today’s Bird Droppings

San Francisco Giants v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! How has your weekend gone? Mine has been pretty productive, which always feels good. And I’m capping it off today be attending the Orioles game this afternoon.

Can I tell you a secret? I wasn’t sad that the Orioles lost yesterday, because I felt like if they won yesterday they would definitely lose today. And I don’t want them to lose today because I’ll be there! (They will probably still lose today)

If you missed yesterday’s game, the Giants took advantage of the fact that that the Orioles have bad starting pitchers and won 8-2 over our beloved Birds. You can check out Alex Church’s game recap for all the details.

Links

Dylan Bundy Leads The Way In May - Birds Watcher
Dylan Bundy has pitched to better results lately, but I still don't feel confident when he takes the mound.

Here's what you need to know about tomorrow's draft - BaltimoreBaseball.com
Rich Dubroff has your draft day primer.

Brandon Hyde is changing the culture of the Orioles, but the former Cubs coach is no clone of Joe Maddon - Chicago Tribune
A nice interview with Brandon Hyde. I, for one, am happy he doesn't aspire to be a Joe Maddon clone.

Scott Boras wants to revamp flawed MLB draft – Boston Herald
Oh, he has ideas...that he apparently doled out to reporters while doing yoga?

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies and I don’t know who any of them are. Let’s learn together!

  • Jack O’Connor was a relief pitcher who finished up a six-season career with the Orioles in 1987. He appeared in 29 games with a 4.30 ERA. He turns 61 years old today.
  • Roger Freed had all of 17 plate appearances over four games for the 1970 Orioles. He was traded to the Phillies after the 1970 season and went on to play in 340 more big league games. Today would have been his 73rd birthday but he passed away at the young age of 49 in 1996.
  • Bob Severine appeared in 170 games for the Orioles between 1959-1964. He was a second baseman who dabbled in shortstop and outfield. Today is his 78th birthday.

On this day in 1958, Brooks Robinson hit into the first of four career triple plays. If that sounds like a lot, it is. It’s a major league record!

In 1959, the Orioles/White Sox game in Chicago was postponed for a half hour because of gnats. Gnats! Don’t worry, a smoke bomb got rid of them and the Orioles won.