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Good morning, Birdland.  What do we know?  Bergy's out, Jack O'Boskie's in; Hardy's out, Guts is in (most likely); Zach Britton was lights out,  Jake Arrieta...not so much.  Luke and the Doctor appear to be breaking out of their respective funks and Mark Reynolds hit his first of what we hope will be many bombs at OPACY.

Orioles, Rangers split doubleheader - The Washington Post Zrbiec's write up.

J.J. Hardy leaves Saturday’s game with strained left oblique | HardballTalk Do we still think it's not too early to talk about extending J.J. Hardy?

School of Roch: Another Britton fun-fact Zach Britton has secured a place in Oriole history amongst the likes of Tom Phoebus...and Chuck McElroy.

Steve Melewski: Couple of quick notes from game one Hey, Steve Melewski has an ephemera post, too!

Baseball Video Highlights & Clips | TB@CWS: Fuld dives to make a run-saving catch - Video | MLB.com: Multimedia
This is kinda cool, is all.

Also, the Shorebirds split a doubleheader with the Greensboro Grasshoppers.  Manny Machado walked FIVE times and Trent Mummey had two triples and two steals.  Jason Gurka struck out 10 of the 11 batters he faced in one appearance.

Today is Lee Lacy's birthday, rightfielder for some of my least favorite Orioles teams.