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It's always a good day the day after an Adam Jones walk.


Steve Melewski: Chen on his outing, Reimold on his homer after O's top Texas
We missed you too, Wei-Yin Chen!

Dickerson strains left shoulder; Chen may go to minors for an outing -
Chris Dickerson strained his left shoulder in batting practice Wednesday. He'll get an MRI tomorrow if it's not feeling better.

The Free-Swinging Adam Jones | Sports on Earth
The book is out on Adam Jones, and pitchers should adjust to his free-swinging ways. If they do, it will be Jones’ turn to make a move. Or stand still, and take a few more pitches.

Pitching, Defense, Three-Run Homers: How do the current Orioles stack up? | Roar From 34
Three-run homers are back in fashion in Baltimore, as is defense. Now if we could only get that pitching in order.

Baltimore Orioles are making Camden Yards fun again - The Washington Post
It's true!

Earl Weaver Inspired And Badgered The Baltimore Orioles To The Top -
It's never a bad time for an Earl Weaver article.

Eutaw Street Report | Chris Davis’ 33 home runs, by the numbers
I wish he'd hit another one soon...

On this day in 1968, Earl Weaver managed his first game for the Baltimore Orioles. The O's won 2-0 and won 11 of their first 15 games for Earl.

On this day in 1987, Billy Ripken started for the Orioles with his brother Cal at shortstop and his father Cal, Sr. as the manager.