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Do you doubt the power of Nick Johnson?
Do you doubt the power of Nick Johnson?

Droppings for an off day.

Brian Roberts draws two walks in minor league rehab debut | HardballTalk-Brian Roberts: no longer just a team mascot!

Brian Matusz And A Slow Resurgence - Baseball Nation-Brian Matusz: now with 50% less suck!

Steve Melewski: Kendall on plan for Roberts at Bowie and other notes Other news on the O's minors.

FanGraphs Chat – 5/23/12 | FanGraphs Baseball Lots of O's comments.

Orioles' success could revitalize city of Baltimore, Jon Miller says | The Republic We miss you, Jon Miller. Prospects: Prospect Pulse: Has Limiting Innings Now Gone Too Far? The debate rages on.

A day for odd finishes in Orioles history. 1962, the Orioles lost to the Tigers in the 11th on a passed ball by Charlie Lau with Hoyt Wilhelm on the mound; in 1964, Harmon Killebrew hit the longest home run in Memorial Stadium history, a 471 foot balst and in 1969, the Yankees beat the Orioles 2-0 on a Mickey Mantle home run that popped out of Frank Robinson's glove over the fence.