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My feelings exactly.
My feelings exactly.

After a disappointing loss, the Birds head to Tigertown for a weekend series. In case you missed it, Betemit's been put on the DL, Mahoney's been called up and there's a question mark about Saturday's starter. YOU doin?

School of Roch: Showalter and Tillman speak after 6-3 loss To sum up: Buck not pleased with Jones HBP, Tillman not satisfied with command.

Red Sox Acquire Beato To Complete Shoppach Deal: MLB Rumors - If the Birds had had the decency to crack open Boston's pen last night, we might've had a look at former O's draft pick Pedro Beato.

Tigers' Alex Avila ready to face pal, ex-roommate Tommy Hunter with Orioles | Detroit Tigers | Detroit Free Press | Former amateur battery mates squaring off professionally...denizens of Birdland, I ask you: who will own it?

Sleeper Prospects in the Orioles System A little food for thought from the gents at O-N.

The Frederick News-Post Online - Frederick County Maryland Daily Newspaper Branden Kline had a solid professional debut.

Heh: Andruw Jones loses it in the sun (Video) | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports "My eyes! Ze goggles...zey do nussink!"

On this day in 1963, Dick Hall retired his 28th consecutive batter in 5 games; on this day in 1989, Cal Ripken, Jr. passed Steve Garvey on the all time list for consecutive games played (1,208), going 3-5 with a home run in the process; on this day in 1999, Jesse Orosco set the record for appearances with his 1,072nd.

Happy birthday, Boog!

It's the birthday of Chris Waters and for no reason, I'd like you to know it's also the birthday of Tuffy Gosewisch.