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David Ortiz destroys a phone, The O's might be looking at even more trades, and Jason Hammel's still waiting for his luck to turn.

The Troll can't beat the throw.
The Troll can't beat the throw.
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Drew, Red Sox down Orioles | Fox News
"Stephen Drew went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI to power the Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles, 7-3, in the continuation of a three-game AL East series." Well, that sucked.

David Ortiz Ejection Video: Watch Red Sox Star Throw Tantrum vs. Orioles | Bleacher Report
"Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was ejected from Saturday night's road game against the Baltimore Orioles after smashing the bullpen phone in the visiting dugout..." Yup, worst call of the year. Right. Big Papi? Big Baby is more like it.

A little more on Ortiz's meltdown -

Steve Melewski: Davis on his struggles and Ortiz, Feldman on his outing
Get out of that slump soon, Chris!

Orioles, looking for an ace, now eyeing Peavy among others -
"Locked in a tough, tight AL East race, the Baltimore Orioles are in the mix for Jake Peavy and the other top pitchers on the trade market, sources said." Stacey has more in her trade rumors post on the front page.

School of Roch: Orioles prepared to recall LJ Hoes
"The Orioles have made arrangements to bring Triple-A Norfolk outfielder LJ Hoes to Baltimore, and he could be officially recalled before Sunday's game against the Red Sox at Camden Yards." So, Orioles fans will finally have an answer to the eternal question "Where my Hoes at?"

Jason Hammel waits for his luck to change - Baltimore Sun
"Well, the end product was pretty good at Kansas City," manager Buck Showalter said. "He’d be the first to tell you they squared some things up. We just didn’t swing the bats very well. That outing may have been looked at differently if we’d swung the bats a little bit better." No, Buck, he still looked pretty awful even giving up just 3 runs.

With workload lessened, bullpen may be too rested | News
That's the problem. They're TOO rested.

Orioles players notice fan support on Friday night -
Buck Showalter says the players noticed the sea of orange Friday night. Well, it was kind of hard to miss.

Orioles Q&A: Rill Talk with ... Chris Tillman - Carroll County Times: Baltimore Orioles
What time is it? It's time to get Rill up in here. Chris Tillman is this week's interview.

Today's birthdays include Chad Paronto and Bob Milacki. On this day in baseball history, "1971 - Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson, a sixteen-time gold glove winner, commits three errors. Thanks to Frank Robinson's 9th-inning three-run walk-off home run off Rollie Fingers, the Orioles prevail and beat the A's, 3 - 2." In 1978, "the Orioles' Rich Dauer has his 10th straight game with at least two hits. In his streak, which began on July 18, Dauer hit .583 (28 for 48). Dauer's mark is a club record." In 1990, "Cal Ripken's errorless streak ends at 95 consecutive games, as Baltimore loses to Kansas City, 10 - 9. The streak is a new major-league record for a shortstop, eclipsing Kevin Elster's 89-game mark." In 2000, "The Mets pick up All-Star SS Mike Bordick from the Orioles for IF/OF Melvin Mora, C Mike Kinkade, and Ps Lesli Brea and Pat Gorman." In 2001, "Orioles OF Melvin Mora's wife, Gisel, gives birth to quintuplets. The three boys and two girls, who all weigh in under two and half pounds, are all doing well."