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Recaps of yesterday's 7-5 loss can be found at The SunThe Associated Press, and Orioles.com. Apparently, not many people wanted to write about it. 

Orioles Insider: Kranitz tossed, fireworks early in Bronx
Rick Kranitz got himself tossed in the second inning yesterday for arguing balls and strikes. The frustration is starting to boil over, methinks. -duck

Andy MacPhail: "It's not a suicide pact" - baltimoresun.com
Andy MacPhail almost never calls out players in the media. Wednesday, he said those not hitting don't have long to turn it around, or the proverbial bus ticket to Norfolk will be issued. -duck

Orioles Insider: Castillo sent to Triple-A Norfolk
Alberto Castillo was moved to Norfolk, and Koji Uehara is expected to be brought back today. -duck

Orioles Insider: Jones scratched with sore hip
Adam Jones was scratched with hip soreness yesterday, although the article goes on to make a lot of roster speculation that didn't happen. -duck

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - May 5
Bowie won big, while Frederick and Delmarva failed to even score. Norfolk had the day off. -duck

Welcome to the new Baysox.com | Bowie Baysox News
The Baysox redesign their website to adopt a similar template to other MiLB sites. And not a moment too soon. That old design was UG-LEEEEE. -duck 

Baltimore Grand Prix plan approved - baltimoresun.com
Camden Yards will see overgrown go-carts speed past it by August 2011, as the Baltimore City Council Board of Estimates approved a contract to start a Gran Prix race downtown. Racing in a car without a roof that falls apart when it touches another car just ain't right, people. -duck

PNC Park Sold Out For 'Fan Euthanasia Night' | The Onion
"PNC Park boasted a rare sellout crowd Tuesday when more than 38,000 eager Pirates fans showed up for Fan Euthanasia Night, during which each attendee was guaranteed 'the sweet release of a quick and painless death'..." -duck