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Saturday Bird Droppings

Happy weekend, everybody!

Greg Fiume

First, let's remember Paul Blair.

Frank Robinson talks about the loss of his friend and teammate Paul Blair -
Frank Robinson fondly remembers Paul Blair. This is a good one.

A Fan's Remembrance Of Former Oriole Paul Blair | Press Box Online
Another nice tribute to Blair from Stan the Fan.

Paul Blair Front And Center | CBS Baltimore
A nice remembrance of Blair by Scott Garceau.

Why Tommy Hunter is not the Best Internal Option at Closer for the Baltimore Orioles | Orioles 101
It's the lefties.

Orioles' Dan Duquette talks about the Japanese posting system -
The Orioles won't be in on Masahiro Tanaka. but the club could benefit by the new posting system.

Mike Mussina Should be Voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame | Rant Sports
No argument here. Let's just hope he doesn't fall off the ballot due to the ridiculous voting rules.

Happy birthday to former Orioles B.J. Ryan, Ray Knight, Bill Hall, and Aurelio Rodriguez!

On this day in 2005, the Orioles agreed to a two-year contract with Jeromy Burnitz. Burnitz later backed out because he didn't want to take the physical (or so he said).