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Recaps of last night's loss can be found at ESPN.comWaPoDaily NewsNY, and The Sun.

Orioles Insider: MacPhail's not sure search ends before season
Andy MacPhail has already interviewed Eric Wedge and Bobby Valentine, but says the managerial search may take until the off-season to conclude. -duck

Orioles Insider: Simon in Baltimore; will be activated in a couple days
Alfredo Simon is coming back up by the end of the week, but the Orioles aren't saying who's going down. It could be Frank Mata or it could be Brad Bergesen back to the Norfolk rotation. -duck

Orioles have hit bottom, maybe | Philadelphia Inquirer
"To me, it's all about staying the course and making these guys believe in what you're trying to do," Samuel said before his team went out and blew a two-run lead in a 4-2 loss to the Yankees." Yes, because doing what we've been doing is certainly the road to success. -duck

Starting pitcher Kevin Millwood is solid just not a winner yet -
"Kevin Millwood doesn't deserve to be 0-7, but try getting him to complain about his tough luck and crappy run support." No, I won't try, Peter. I just won't. And you can't make me. -duck

Sports Comment: Orioles' climb going to take lot longer -
The Orioles are 17-45 record and 23 games behind Tampa Bay in the American League East. So how could a career Major League Baseball executive as astute as MacPhail so badly gauge the talent level? -zk

Analysis: Top prospects all together now with Orioles - Carroll County TImes
Yay. Now what? -zk

Orioles Notebook: Bergesen satisfied with relief outing
And that, right there, is one of your problems. -zk

Finney: Trembley wasn't the Orioles' problem | | The News Journal
Some idiot in Delaware says that it's a shame that Trembley was fired, because he "always dreamed of managing in the major leagues". So now, this guy says, the Orioles should hire Rick Dempsey. Excuse me while I vomit. -zk

Recreation & Camps Calendar | | The Clarion-Ledger
Orioles open tryouts are Monday for players 16-23. I hope many of you will be there—the team could use you. -zk

Britt's Bird Watch: Roberts to get 3rd Epidural
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will get an epidural in his lower back Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla. after extensive tests on the area came back negative. -zk


Keys clinch first-half division title | News
The Frederick Keys clinched the Carolina League Northern Division first-half title Saturday when Wilmington lost at Winston-Salem. -duck

Game results will be posted later.