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NOW is everybody's bracket busted?

Adam Jones and Matt Wieters homer in first inning for Orioles against Yankees | News Endy Chavez continues to look like a viable leadoff hitter if you squint hard, Ryan Flaherty is cementing his lock on a bench gig, 2011 draftee Mike Wright looked solid and the good doctor hit a bomb to dead center. Not a bad night's work.

...and the Sauce hurt his groin (ouch).

School of Roch: Britton scratched from Monday's start Sweet. Any bets on how may starts Britton makes this year? Count me as concerned.

Tsuyoshi Wada makes delayed debut for Orioles; Braves Mike Minor extends scoreless streak - The Washington Post If you didn't see the tweet, Keith Law was unimpressed with Wada. The sun also set in the West.

Orioles mourn passing of Philley | News
"The Orioles announced that Dave Philley, who played for the O's from 1955-56 and '60-61 during his 18-year career, passed away on Thursday in his hometown of Paris, Texas. He was 91."

Could Yadier Molina Contract Cost O's Wieters? A lot can happen in a few years, but this looks like a bad contract. Anyone read about Salvador Perez the other day?

Defensive Debacles: How Do Fielding Errors Affect a Pitchers Mentality? - Beyond the Box Score I'm looking at you, [pretty much everyone besides J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters]!

It's the birthday of Rocky Coppinger.