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July 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; American League catcher Matt Wieters (32) of the Baltimore Orioles hits during practice for the 2012 All Star Game at Kauffman Stadium.
July 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; American League catcher Matt Wieters (32) of the Baltimore Orioles hits during practice for the 2012 All Star Game at Kauffman Stadium.

Are you ready for the All-Star game, people? I know I am! Or whatever.

Last night I had the pleasure of cheering on my esteemed colleague Eat More Esskay at the semi-finals of the WNST Next Sports Media Superstar contest, and while I may be a little biased, he rocked it. And that was even with some rotten luck keeping him from getting any Orioles questions in his interview. When he makes to to the finals we'll have to have a Camden Chat field trip to Hooters for cheering purposes.

Orioles' Chen poses for Taiwan edition of Esquire - CNA ENGLISH NEWS
This article is kind of a hoot.

American League first-half review - MLB - Sporting News
In which Wei-Yin Chen is named "Best Import."

School of Roch: How far should the Orioles go to make a deal?
Dave Johnson would sell the whole farm for Greinke, apparently.

O's trio enjoying the All-Star company | orioles.com: News
The angle of this story is the Orioles players wanting to win to help the AL get home field advantage. You know, because the Orioles are going to the World Series.

Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones gets some Top Ten, David Letterman action Monday - baltimoresun.com
Adam is #4.

Development of Manny Machado continues, while pressure intensifies - baltimoresun.com
He's not Superman, people!

What Greinke or Hamels Would Yield in a Trade | FanGraphs Baseball
For those thinking of a Greinke trade, this is good reading.