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Let the off day bonanza commence!

Jeff Gross

It's early May and the Orioles are locked in a dogfight with the Yankees and Red Sox for top of the heap in the AL East. The Blue Jays are a hot mess and the Rays are treading water. I did not see this coming.

Old friends Miguel Tejada, Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen (as well as old nemeses James Shields and "Damn You" Billy Butler) come to town this week as the Kansas City Royals will be playing three at Camden Yards. Afterwards, the O's briefly head back out on the road.

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How to think about intentional walks - Baseball Nation I like the way this chap thinks.

Hall of Famer Robin Roberts (42 wins/11.3 rWAR with the O's) passed away on this day in 2010; in 2012, Chris Davis picked up his first major league victory.

It's the birthday of Mike (Don't call me Reuben) Kinkade, part of the bounty the O's received from the Mets in the Mike Bordick trade...along with some utility player named Mora.