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Ryan Flaherty homered. That really happened. Find out more!

Nolan Reimold would like to remind us he's not dead yet.
Nolan Reimold would like to remind us he's not dead yet.
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Reimold, Flaherty, Markakis homer, Orioles top Yankees - USA Today
"Nolan Reimold, Ryan Flaherty and Nick Markakis hit solo home runs, sending the Orioles over the Yankees 5-3 Saturday and stopping New York's four-game winning string." You better win a game when Ryan Flaherty hits one over the wall. You're not gonna get that very often.

Steve Melewski: The Orioles' offense: inconsistent so far
"Will the real Orioles offense please stand up? Over the first five games, it looked like a juggernaut and over the last five games, it has looked feeble at times. The real offense certainly lies somewhere in the middle, not as good as the group that got out of the gates so fast or the one we've seen in recent days." The truth always lies somewhere in the middle, doesn't it?

Orioles analysis: Wieters leading in ways other than hitting - Carroll County Times
"Matt Wieters threw out 38.6 percent of baserunners trying to steal, third-best in the American League last year. This season, he has thrown out four of five, including a pair on April 6 against the Minnesota Twins. “We’re never, ever running again here in Baltimore,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said before the following day’s game." Hey, someone's learned the lesson!

Orioles Q&A: Rill Talk with ... Miguel Gonzalez - Carroll County Times
It's the weekly return of Rill Talk! You know, because the reporter's last name is Rill! This is always going to be funny!

MASN News & Information: "A Celebration of Earl" moved to 6 p.m. on April 20
"In an effort to allow more fans to honor Earl Weaver, the greatest manager in the history of the franchise, the Orioles have announced that "A Celebration of Earl" will now begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The memorial was previously scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m." Good seats still available, and you might just run into me if you go! Just don't run very hard. I'm old and fat and break easily.

It's the birthday of former Orioles Brad Pennington, Mike Trombley, and Gregg Zaun. I think he's Frank Robinson's cousin or something.