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Saturday Bird Droppings

Sorry for the late droppings, y'all, but I was out late watching the Orioles fall apart.

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Welp, it happened. I hate the Royals. Although right now I kind of also hate the Orioles. What a game.

Mayors of Baltimore, Kansas City wager on baseball
Who on earth calls them "blue crabcakes?"

In Baltimore, Ripken serves the role of Brett in Kansas City | The Kansas City Star
Cal love.

Despite injury, Matt Wieters still helping Orioles behind the scenes - CBSSports.com
Matt Wieters is out for the season following Tommy John surgery, but he's still helping the team behind the scenes during the ALCS.

Why Red Sox fans should adopt these Orioles - Sports - The Boston Globe
No thanks.

Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter have built champions before, and could do again with Baltimore Orioles | masslive.com
A nice chronicle of Duquette and Showalter in the past. Also it has a great awkward photo of Duquette in his Orioles knit cap.

Baltimore Orioles will start Bud Norris in Game 2 of ALCS; Kansas City Royals go with Yordano Ventura - ESPN
Bud Norris is starting today's game against the Royals. Hopefully he looks like the guy that pitched in Detroit last week.

Happy birthday to former Orioles Ty "All Star" Wigginton and to the Otter, Gregg Olson!

On this day in 1971, Brooks Robinson reached base five straight times as the Orioles beat the Pirates 11-3 in game two of the World Series. On this day in 2012, J.J. Hardy doubled in Manny Machado in the 13th inning to give the Orioles a win over the Yankees and even the ALDS at two games each.