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Onward, lads!
Onward, lads!


For those of you that are superstitious, I regret to inform you that the national press has taken notice of the recent run of good form as the Orioles embark on their toughest challenge yet in this young season. Buck Showalter goes for his 1,000th win as a major league manager tonight and I'm sure getting it against the Yankees would be a satisfying result...for him and us.

Weekly preview: Are Orioles for real? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN A little love from ESPN? Bizarre.

The Juice: Orioles’ Wilson Betemit walks it off, Bryce Harper makes a great catch | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports Shock, awe, and Wilson Betemit.

George Sherrill scheduled for Tommy John elbow surgery | HardballTalk Rough week for former Orioles pitchers.

Vlad Guerrero Will Work Out For Diamondbacks: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com The Diamondbacks are starving for ill-timed, slap singles!

Orioles' No. 2 pick doesn't feel the heat | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com A nice little profile of Jason Esposito.

On this day in 1967, Montgomery Blair grad and Takoma Park native Steve Barber combined on a no hitter as the Orioles lost to the Tigers 2-1. Barber walked 10 batters.

It's the birthday of Ernie Tyler, Ray Miller and Jeff Reboulet.