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14 years ago today, Cal Ripken broke the all-time record for consecutive baseball games played at 2,131. But you probably already knew that.

Orioles rookie pitchers are trying to be too fine -
"I've never seen so many two-strike fouls," Trembley said. "Let it go. Trust your stuff."

American League rookie race will likely come down to the wire | Texas Rangers | Star-Telegram
There’s certainly no Evan Longoria in the American League this year.

Train-Wreck Seasons -
In honor of the 2009 New York Mets, who are enduring one of the ugliest seasons in recent memory, recently compiled a list of the biggest "Train-Wreck Seasons" in history...To keep things streamlined, we'll limit this exercise to the past 10 years: #5. The 1999 Baltimore Orioles.

Bell of the ball -
Josh Bell homered in both games of Bowie's doubleheader Saturday.

Open Thread, bay-bee. Awww yeah.