Good morning, Birdland!
Tonight is the night at Camden Yards! The Orioles are celebrating processed meats with hot dog night at the ballpark. Attending fans will receive either a ketchup, relish or mustard t-shirt upon entry of the stadium, and the concession stands will be selling hot dogs for one dollar apiece.
It begs the question, what is your preferred topping/condiment for a hot dog?
If I’m choosing from the three traditional options, I like relish with just a touch of ketchup. However, if available, I will replace all of that with baked beans a couple of grilled onions. Gluttonous I know, but it’s a hot dog. You may as well make it as unhealthy as possible, amirite?
Links & Notes
The Nationals and Orioles have never agreed to a trade. Now is a good time to change that. - The Washington Post
Yeah, this is fine. I understand that the two organizations are in the midst of a legal battle, but if the Orioles front office thinks that they can get the best return for Mychal Givens by shipping him to the local “rivals” then they should do it. This should be a no-brainer.
No-hitter hurled in Beltway battle of Double-A affiliates - NBC Sports Washington
Let the major league Nationals beat up on the lowly Orioles. I will take a hot prospect burning through the minors. The 23-year-old now owns a 0.33 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 27 innings with the Baysox this season.
Jace Peterson Opts Out Of Orioles Contract - MLB Trade Rumors
This comes as a bit of a surprise. Jace Peterson was having a nice season down in Triple-A (.309/.394/.505) and with the trade deadline approaching and Jonathan Villar likely on the move, it would have made sense for Peterson to get a call up to the big leagues sometime soon. That may still happen, but it won’t be in Baltimore.
Santander staying with Orioles - School of Roch
Anthony Santander deserved an extended look in the bigs, and he has had some nice moments this season. Among the current iteration of the Orioles outfield, he would appear safe should the team decide to make some changes soon.
Buck Britton’s Bowie Baysox are winning at an impressive clip - Baltimore Baseball
The Orioles minor league system still has its problems. They don’t have a ton of top tier talent and there is almost no depth in the upper minors. But things have improved as the season progresses, as if the changes implemented by the new front office in the offseason are starting to click.
Orioles birthdays and history
Is it your birthday? Happy birthday!
According to Baseball Reference, no current or former Orioles are celebrating their birthdays today. However, it is the big day for musician Luke Bryan (b. 1976), German chancellor Angela Merkel (b. 1954), and Vince Guaraldi (b. 1928, d. 1976), Charlie Brown Christmas music man, among others.
1902 - The Orioles are left with only five players on their roster following mass defections to the National League. As a result, they have to forfeit their game to the St. Louis Cardinals and then forfeit their entire organization to the league, who will manage the team for the remainder of the season.
1991 - Sam Horn, the Orioles DH, becomes the first non-pitcher to strikeout six straight times in one game.
1992 - Mike Mussina dominates the Texas Rangers, allowing just one hit and striking out 10 in a complete game 10-0 win.
1998 - Rafael Palmeiro hits his 300th career home run in an Orioles 4-1 win over the Angels.