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Former Orioles’ Catcher, Gus Triandos (who’s name translates to “Three of two”) died at the spry age of 82.

This is the second Oriole player to be a hit this year, which brings me back to: what a crappy name for a team.

The orioles are medium sized passerines (wimpy birds), around 20–30 cm in length (you can go to Google to convert that if you want), with the females only slightly smaller than the males. The beak is slightly curved and hooked (but not a scary, piratey-type hook), and as long again as the head. The plumage of most

Triandos, shown here trying not to throw up.

Triandos, shown here trying not to throw up.

species is bright and showy (like a Broadway star!), although the females often have duller plumage than the males do.

All this means is that the Orioles are about as intimidating as a finch.  There are Beanie Babies that are more ferocious.

Triandos caught in the first no-hitter and if you live in Baltimore, that probably means something to you.

Gus was Greek, which means that in some point in his life, he owned a diner.  Most likely, the Acropolis Diner.  You know the one.

And speaking of Beanie babies, this hit goes to: Beany, baby! Yes, the Beaner is now just 10 points behind the New Dick in Town!… oh, and 50 points behind the leader…. But who cares!  Tailgating with Jesus is poised to be the second to take down NDIT!

Babysitter remains at 20 points, unabated.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Dawn-n-Mike – 120 (Oscar Niemeyer – 0, Norman Joseph Woodland – 10, Patti Page – 20, Reg Presley – 30, Hugo Chavez – 50, Frank Thornton – 10)

The New Dick in Town – 80 – (Jack Klugman – 10, Mindy McCready – 70)

Tailgating with Jesus – 70 – (Marvin Miller – 10, Earl Weaver – 20, Jerry Buss – 20, Gus Triandos – 20)

Joanne – 60 – (Freddy Schmidt – 10, Robert Bork – 20, C. Everett Koop – 10, Moon Mullen – 10, Virgil Trucks – 10)

Gianna – 50 – (Lucille Bliss – 10, Bonnie Franklin – 40)

Tailgating with Jesus – 70 – (Marvin Miller – 10, Earl Weaver – 20, Jerry Buss – 20, Gus Triandos – 20)

Council of Geeks – 40 (Richard Griffiths – 40)

The Girl on Fire – 30 – (Dear Abby – 10, Ed Koch – 20)

Team Sushi – 20 – (Conrad Bain – 20)

Babysitter – 20 (Clive Dunn – 10, Ravi Shankar – 10)

Jami – 20 – (Larry Hagman – 20)

Sean P. McFeeley I – 10 – (Patty Andrews – 10)

Nikki the Bad-Ass – 10 – (Stan Musial – 10)

“Sister” Mary Sheila – 10 (Lee MacPhail – 10)

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