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Friday Bird Droppings

A sort of newsy hangover helper...

Tommy was just a little confused yesterday, is all.
Tommy was just a little confused yesterday, is all.
David Banks

The Orioles seem to have knack for waking up sluggish teams, so maybe facing Yankees team coming off a four game sweep of the Twins is a good thing. I don't know, but I'm sure they're still a little bitter from last week's sweep. I don't really know what to say about the Chicago series other than that it was really annoying.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day.

Wei-Yin Chen wins rehab start vs. Harrisburg Senators; tempers flare at the end | Pretty nice outing from Chen last night.

School of Roch: What's next for the rotation? Roch opines on the meaning of Chen's return.

Orioles and Pirates are among the teams outperforming baseball's highest spenders this season, Peter Schmuck writes - Let's all have a laugh at the big spenders.

Dickerson goes green with the Orioles | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Treat yo' self...responsibly.

Daily Notes: Best and Worst Base-Stealers, By One Measure | FanGraphs Baseball The "worst" base stealers are in the AL West. Huh.

Flashback Friday: Orioles All-Stars in the pre-"Vote Orange" days | Roar From 34 A look at the 1970 All Star Game.

On this day in 1969, the Orioles snapped a three game winning streak as Dave McNally won his 14th straight game.

It's the birthday of Rockville native Gordy Coleman, former Rookie of the Year Curt Blefary, Tim Worrell, Jay Spurgeon, Alberto Castillo.