Tuesday Bird Droppings

Hannah Foslien

Jones in the HR Derby. A look towards the schedule. Take your time, Ubaldo. And more!

School of Roch: Norris on Bowie start: "Pretty excited with the work day"
Bud Norris was pretty stoked for someone working through what has typically been considered a mid-season recuperative break.

The 30: What's going on in the seemingly inverted AL East? - Grantland

Jonah Keri's power rankings piece focuses on the AL East this week. Keri has a reputation of hexing players he has just written about, so if Gausman or Machado struggle after the All Star Break direct your ire towards him.

Orioles in no rush to bring back Ubaldo Jimenez | HardballTalk

Well, I suppose that's one way to fix a rotation logjam.

Steve Melewski: Duquette talks about the trade deadline and Gausman

If non-specific GM speak answers are your thing then this article will delight you.

Orioles' Adam Jones cherishes Home Run Derby experience | orioles.com: News

Hopefully he saved a dinger for the game so he can help the AL squad secure home field advantage for the O's in the World Series!

Ranking schedule strength among contenders - ESPN

Busta sees the Birds as having the toughest go of it after the All-Star break.

Remembering Cal Ripken Jr.'s Final All-Star Game - Pressboxonline

That was 13 years ago now. Time is ridiculous, man...

Minor League Players of the Week: 7/7 - 7/13 - OriolesNation

Keep in the know regarding some Baby Birds.

Before opting out, veteran Randy Wolf threw pitch to suite level in Norfolk - baltimoresun.com

What the...?

On this date in 1993, Cal hit his 278th HR as a shortstop, topping Ernie Banks' previous record for the position. 3 years later Cal will be shifted back to 3rd base for the first time in 2216 games, with Manny Alexander replacing him as the starting SS. In 2005 Rafael Palmerio earned his 3000th career basehit.

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