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One more time, because I just can't get enough of these throwback uniforms (© Andrew Markowitz Photography)
One more time, because I just can't get enough of these throwback uniforms (© Andrew Markowitz Photography)

Did everyone enjoy the off day? I love a day when the O's can't lose. 

Orioles Insider: Dempsey, Wedge to interview with O's this week (updated) -
This was also posted in the open thread yesterday. Wedge was interviewed, but not in Baltimore. He'll meet MacPhail and Angelos Wednesday or Thursday. Dempsey interview Tuesday. -zk

Sunshine Trial against Sarasota County begins - WWSB ABC 7 Florida 
Sarasota Citizens for Responsible Government is suing Sarasota County, three of its commissioners and the city of Sarasota, claiming they violated Florida's Sunshine Laws. The group says that happened during the negotiation to bring the Baltimore Orioles here for spring training. It's a deal that includes renovations to Ed Smith Stadium, which are currently underway. -zk 

Bedard an option for pitching-hungry clubs? -
Former Oriole Érik Bédard is slated to return the bigs on July 6. Just in time to audition for a midseason trade. -zk

Atkins taking flight from Orioles -
"Garrett Atkins will not report to Baltimore's Triple-A club in Norfolk if he clears waivers and the team can't find a trade partner, he told the Baltimore Sun 's Jeff Zrebiec ." No, really? What a shocker. -zk

Phillies-Orioles Shaping up as Trade Partners?| CSN Philly
A look at what the Phillies might like from the Orioles (Millwood, Guthrie, Ohman), but sadly no word on what the O's could get from them. -Stacey

Eric Wedge has great interview with Baltimore Orioles - MLB -
According to Jon Heyman, Wedge has a "real shot" at getting the job. But it IS Jon Heyman, so who knows. -Stacey

Athletics-Orioles Preview - June 28, 2010 - MLB -
The A's are in town for three. CBS Sports breaks it down. -Stacey

Orioles Card "O" the Day: Jamie Moyer, 1994 Donruss #547
A great number of facts about the ageless Jamie Moyer. -Stacey

Berken feeling at home in O's bullpen | Green Bay Press Gazette
Berken gets some love from his home town. -Stacey

And in the minors...

Norfolk lost to Louisville 7-2, but Nolan Reimold hit a home run.
Bowie swept a double header from the Erie SeaWolves 10-9 and 3-2
Frederick lost to Wilmington, 4-3LJ Hoes went 0-5 with a strikeout. 
The Shorebirds were rained out
The IronBirds beat the Staten Island Yankees, 4-2, thanks to a 2 run HR from Kipp Schutz and an RBI double by Michael Flacco.
The GCL Orioles scored two in the top of the 9th but lost to the GCL Twins 4-3

Tides' Reimold mired in yearlong slump |
"I've been thinking about calling someone up there and asking them to stop putting my average up," the Norfolk Tides outfielder said. "This is the last place in the world I expected to be this year: here in Norfolk, batting .150. I have never gone through anything like this in my life." -zk (and awww...he needs a hug -Stacey)

Britton Named Pitcher of the Week | Bowie Baysox News
Baysox starter Zach Britton was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 27. Well done, Zach! -Stacey

Orioles Insider: Brady gives Reimold a helping hand, Britton heads to Triple-A
Brady Anderson tries to help Nolan Reimold get his act together and Zach Britton gets promoted to Norfolk before I get a chance to go see him in Bowie. -Stacey

Rocky Hill’s Egan promoted in Orioles' farm system - The Bristol Press
Relief pitcher Pet Egan, a 36th round draft pick in 2006, was promoted to AAA Norfolk. -Stacey