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Monday Bird Droppings: Waiting on some Orioles news

The slow offseason marches on.

Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Happy Monday, Camden Chatters! I hope you had a nice weekend and got outside and enjoyed the warm weather. You might not be getting much more of that this year, at least not if you, like me, live in Maryland. Those of you in Florida and San Diego and Hawaii can just pipe down about how it’s always warm where you are.

Baseball news remains slow. There will be some news this week, but the Orioles won’t be involved. Starting tomorrow and continuing through the week will be the MLB awards, staring tomorrow with manager of the year. Maybe one day these awards will be relevant to the Orioles again.


'We're back': Mancini returns to batting cage -
You have probably already heard, but news this good definitely bears repeating.

Reimold's retirement routine includes instruction for stepson - School of Roch
You can tell it's the slow time of baseball season when Roch is checking in on the possible baseball career of Nolan Reimold's kid.

Talking the rotation, the infield and more - Steve Melewski
Melewski went for a hodge podge of topics for the slow weekend.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have two Orioles birthday buddies, both old timers. Al Severinsen (b. 1944, d. 2015) appeared in 12 games out of the bullpen for the 1969 Orioles. And Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog spent two years with the Orioles, 1961-62. Herzog, who is in the HOF due to his managerial career, turns 89 today.

Finally, I leave you with a video of what was a highlight of my life. Over the weekend the world lost one of its treasures when Alex Trebek passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Like millions and millions of other people, I have spent a lot of time watching Jeopardy! and felt a sadness when I heard the news.

Fewer people can say that they are personally connected to a clue that was featured on the legendary game show. But I can!

June 17, 2011 was a Friday night. I spent many Fridays in 2011 watching the Orioles lose, but on that night I was on a date with my boyfriend, who is now my husband. We were at Pizzeria Uno, because we’re super classy.

I started getting text messages that I ignored so as to be a good date, but I eventually glanced at my phone and saw what people were texting me about. Alex Trebek had said on television! It was an incredible thrill. My dad texted me a picture he’d taken of the paused TV screen. It’s been my profile pic on this website ever since. Here is the video clip: