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Saturday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles aren’t the worst

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Bowie lost the ‘ship, Lew Ford is still knocking around, and more in today’s Bird Droppings

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Saturday, Camden Chatters! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far. The Orioles certainly are, having defeated the Detroit Tigers last night. Could the Orioles finally get their first sweep of the season? I know, it’s only been one game in a four-game series, but I’m getting desperate!

If you want to read about last night’s win, you can check out my recap right here. Aaron Brooks wasn’t bad and the Orioles got home runs from Trey Mancini and D.J. Stewart.

Links

Orioles best Tigers, 6-2, to guarantee series ends with Detroit as baseball’s worst team - Baltimore Sun
Some good info in here on Hunter Harvey's appearance, the first since 9/2 due to bicep soreness.

Bowie’s season ends with loss to Trenton - BaltimoreBaseball.com
The Baysox won’t be Eastern League champions this year but there was still a lot to like about their season.

At 43, Lew Ford's Never-Ending Career Keeps Rolling as Player-Coach | SI.com
Lew Ford has a special place in Orioles history as part of that 2012 team that returned to the Orioles to the playoffs. I'll always read a feel good piece on him!

An AI weapons detection system will be tested at Camden Yards - Technical.ly Baltimore
This is...weird.

Orioles prospect Alex Wells adds Double-A to list of levels he’s proved his crafty lefty arsenal works - Baltimore Sun
Alex Wells is the kind of prospect where you just keep wait for his stuff to not play. So far it hasn't.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthday buddies. Delmon Young, a human of questionable character who delivered a very big hit for the Orioles in 2014, turns 34 years old today. And Chad Bradford, the submarine pitcher of Moneyball fame, turns 45. Bradford spent 2007-08 with the Orioles.

On this day in 1987, the Blue Jays were pounding the Orioles by a score of 18-3, manager Cal Ripken Sr. removed his son from the game in the eighth inning. That ended Ripken Jr.’s consecutive innings played streak at 8,264 innings.