Ozzie Guillen is no stranger to controversy, and Bryce Harper has made some headlines of his own in a three-month-old career, though he tried to lay low in his battle with the Marlins manager this weekend.
Though he never had the chance to wear the cartoon bird on his cap day-in and day out, former Orioles outfielder and current Tampa Bay Ray Luke Scott is doing his best to, well, remain a cartoon character with his new ballclub -- and he¿s still endearing himself to Orioles fans while doing it.
Nolan Reimold slammed Jason Frasor's first pitch into the visitors' bullpen on Wednesday night to give the Orioles a walk-off win in extra innings. ... Adam Jones and Ozzie Guillen exchanged words after the game. ... Vladimir Guerrero was given a day off, but manager Buck Showalter said not to read too much into it. ... The Ravens play the NFL's "Dream Team" in their preseason opener on Thursday night. John Harbaugh expects to get "cheered rabidly." ... Joe Flacco said he told team officials that he wanted tight end Todd Heap to return. ... Free-agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery won't be joining the Ravens after visiting the team Tuesday.