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Recaps of last night's all too familiar loss can be found at orioles.combaltimoresun.com, and MASNsports.com (with post-game Brad Bergesen video).

Orioles Insider: MacPhail defends pace of managerial search
Andy MacPhail got pretty upset at the notion he's dragging his feet on naming a new manager. He also said he's just about decided between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan in the upcoming election.

Orioles Notebook: Bell rejoins Birds
Josh Bell was recalled from Norfolk on Friday, and promptly sat on the bench the entire game.

Peter Schmuck: Orioles might be 'waiting and seeing' until end of season
"When you take a "wait and see" approach, you're really deciding to let the decision make itself, which would be fine if this frog hadn't already been in the frying pan for the past 12 1/2 years."

Orioles Insider: Trade winds blowing at Camden Yards
"Two weeks before the July 31 trade deadline, it is clear that infielders Ty Wigginton and Miguel Tejada have emerged as the Orioles' two biggest trade chips."

Superman Hits the DL | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
"A sour season for Matt Wieters owners got even more frustrating on Friday, as the switch-hitting would-be savior was placed on the DL (retroactive to July 10th) with a strained right hamstring."

Michelle Obama Coming to OPACY on 7/20 - Baltimore Sun
She will be announcing a new partnership with MLB, MLBPA and the White House to fight children's obesity. -Eat More Esskay

Innovation Needed: The Baltimore Orioles - BusinessWeek
BusinessWeek suggests 5 p.m. starts for the O's during the school year, so kids can see games. So, you're just catering to school kids within 30 minutes of the stadium during rush hour? How many blocks of Baltimore City would that actually include, since you've ruled out everyone else?

Mets Recall INF Justin Turner From Triple-A Buffalo | mets.com: Official Info
I'm just sayin'...

IN THE MINORS

Norfolk outslugs Clippers, 12-9 as the Tides pounded out 16 hits as they outlasted the Columbus Clippers 12-9 Friday night at Harbor Park, 

Bowie won in 10 innings when 2B Ryan Adams hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th, 

Frederick lost  despite 1B Jacob Julius homering twice, 

Delmarva won 3-2 as eight of the nine starters had a hit, 

Aberdeen won as they pounded out 15 hits and scored 10 times, 

Bluefield lost as starter Cameron Roth went just 4.1 IP while giving up 6 runs, 

and the GCL Orioles lost  as Brian Roberts went 0-for-2 with a strikeout, lowering his GCL average to just .636.