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The Flahrt of rock and roll.
The Flahrt of rock and roll.
Jim McIsaac

After a thrilling day off here at CC, we get back to the business of baseball today as the Blue Jays come to town to kick off a six game homestand. The Orioles are presently in a 16 game stretch where they exclusively play divisional foes.

School of Roch: About tonight ...
Roch prepares for the incoming Jays.

Major League Baseball is "reviewing" Adam Jones’ comments about fans on the field | HardballTalk
Calcaterra defends the Good Doctor.

Zach Britton enjoying renaissance as reliever for Orioles | News
Britt on one of the better early season stories.

The new Tommy Hunter insists he's no different | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore No arguments here.

Five years later, Nick Adenhart's death still impacts two Orioles pitchers - Miguel Gonzalez and Darren O'Day remember their former teammate.

Camden Depot: Orioles Still Have a Problem Getting on Base The Orioles are currently 21st in OBP.

Stat leaders in quiet categories - What do Steve Lombardozzi and Nick Markakis have in common?

The best utility infielder of all time! - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
...or the First Annual Jeff Reboulet Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.

White Sox slugger Jose Abreu literally destroys a baseball | For The Win
Dios mio, man...

On this day in 2002, the Orioles erupted for a 12 run inning against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. David Segui went 4-5 on the day and Tony Batista had two doubles.

It's the birthday of Rick Stahl, member of the largely ill-fated 1999 draft class in which the Orioles had seven first round draft picks. It's also the birthday of Russ Canzler, Art Quirk, Spingarn HIgh and Howard grad Willie Royster and Steve Scarsone.