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You will find true love on Flag Day...

It's a celebration!
It's a celebration!
Patrick Smith

The top three teams in the AL East played 31 innings of baseball yesterday, but only the Orioles won (the Royals also stomped on the Rays). Tonight, the O's face a more realistic Ryan Dempster than they faced in April. Demspter is coming off three straight quality starts in which he has allowed five homers. The guy working the air raid siren at OPACY could be awfully busy tonight.

Red Sox, Orioles rivalry getting interesting - Sports - The Boston Globe "These are games that bring out the cliche: neither team deserved to lose."...but more accurately, the Red Sox deserved to lose. The view from the other side of the field is an interesting one, though.

School of Roch: Really random thoughts The Professor expands on the halt to Gausmas festivities and other matters.

Chen set to throw from full mound Saturday | orioles.com: News Chen! Chen! Chen! Chen!

Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer " CBS Baltimore Jim Palmer approves of the posting of this audio of Jim Palmer.

Henry Urrutia Scouting Report | Baltimore Sports and Life For those of you that have yet to experience the wonder and majesty of Bowie Baysox baseball...

Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and staying healthy - ESPN More scout-y analysis of Manny's game, but I have wondered myself about what Harper and Trout's all in approach could mean over the long term.

GIF: Nate McLouth Picks Up Chris Davis After Walk Off Against Red Sox - Baltimore Sports Report I love you Nate, but you're no Thor...this is classic, though. Your move, aaronroyer!

On this day in 1933, both Lou Gehrig and his manager were ejected from a game, but while the manager was suspended for three games, Gehrig was permitted to play on. In 1996 Cal broke the record for consecutive games (2,215) set by Sachio Kinugasa of the Hiroshima Carp.