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Good morning, sunshine! Would you like some links for breakfast?

Rob Carr

Welcome to Camden Chat, a blog for the first place Baltimore Orioles! Yes, that's right. The Orioles are tied for first with the Boston Red Sox, and their 21 wins is the most in baseball (tied with the Red Sox, Rangers, and Cardinals).

Orioles, Guthrie Poised For Camden Yards Reunion " CBS Baltimore
Jeremy Guthrie: Good guy. Hopefully he pitches just bad enough to lose tonight.

Orioles: Gonzalez to miss start - Carroll County Times: Baltimore Orioles
The blister is still an issue, but here's hoping that Miguel Gonzalez can make the start on Saturday.

Eutaw Street Report | Wei-Yin Chen has already equaled his GDP from 2012
A weird but interesting stat.

Steve Melewski: Jim Johnson on tying Randy Myers' consecutive saves record and more
Never change, Jim Johnson. We don't need you to strike out a billion guys!

Camden Depot: Nick Markakis's Power Outage
Is it his injuries? His noodle arms? Who knows?

What's Behind Nate McLouth's Fast Start? | Baltimore Sports and Life
I mean, if you asked me, I'd say magic. But Kevin Ebert has numbers and such to try and explain. It's interesting to add these stats to the context of Ryan's article published about a week ago.

Thoughts On the Orioles Hall of Fame | I Hate JJ Redick
Did you know that Heath from the now retired Dempsey's Army write for IHJJR now? Here he takes on the O's Hall of Fame, notably the upcoming induction of Roberto Alomar.

It's a slow day for former Orioles birthdays, as the only two on the list are Ron Jackson, who played in 12 games for the Orioles in 1984, and Tom Chism, who went hitless in the three at bats in 1979. He appeared in six games that year, the only big league games in his career. It's also the birthday of O's minor leaguer Daniel Schlereth.

On this day in 1961, Jim Gentile hit grand slams in two consecutive innings in a game against the Twins.