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Matt Wieters is too fast for Alexi Casilla and Adam Jones to pie him. Yes, I just used Matt Wieters and fast in the same sentence.
Matt Wieters is too fast for Alexi Casilla and Adam Jones to pie him. Yes, I just used Matt Wieters and fast in the same sentence.
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With the rainout last night, the Orioles and Dodgers will play a split double header today with games at 1:05 and 7:05. If you have tickets for last night's game, you can use them at the day game today or exchange them for tickets to any non-prime game in the future.

Buck Showalter of Baltimore Orioles snaps back at New York Jets coach Rex Ryan - ESPN
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has some advice for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan: Mind your own business and worry about your own team.

Eutaw Street Report | Earl Weaver – The great American fish tale?
This guy suggests that because Earl Weaver only won one World Series title that he's not as good as people say he was. Seriously.

Blue Jays hopeful Dickey can make next start | bluejays.com
R.A. Dickey had to leave his last start with back and neck tightness, so it's not set it stone that he'll be able to start Tuesday against the Orioles.

Orioles Buzz: Matthew Taylor: Planning a visit to the site of a Camden Yards milestone
Today marks the 21-year anniversary of the first Eutaw Street home run, hit by former Oriole Mickey Tettleton while he was a Tiger. Let Matt Taylor take you down memory lane.

Camden Depot: Josh Stinson -- Good Enough to Want, Not Good Enough to Keep
A look at Josh Stinson's starts at Norfolk.

Pitching from the windup: Chris Tillman and Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Sports and Life
Tillman is good when pitching from the stretch. Arrieta? Well, his .362 wOBA with runners on base should be a clue.

Flashback Friday: Harold Baines' walk-off grand slam, 1999 | Roar From 34
A look back at the last walk-off grand slam before Matt Wieters did it on Thursday.

Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly heaps praise on former teammate, manager Buck Showalter - baltimoresun.com
Don Mattingly hearts Buck Showalter.

On this day in 1988, the Orioles set the major-league record with 14 straight losses to start the season. On this day in 1997 the Cubs lost their 14th game to start the season, but luckily for them it wasn't a record since the 1988 Orioles lost 21.