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Easter Sunday Orioles News

Affairs were heated in Boston, Manny Machado sees his first game action, and Zach Britton feels much better.

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This run wasn't enough.
This run wasn't enough.
Jim Rogash

Ortiz, Holt power Red Sox over Orioles 4-2 - USA Today
Brock Holt is already annoying me and he's been on the Red Sox less than a week.

Bud Norris, Orioles React To Bench-Clearing Incident Against Red Sox | Baltimore Orioles |
"I think he said ‘Bud man’ or ‘Bud,’ and then he said, ‘Make an adjustment.’ And I said, ‘Excuse me?’ And that’s all I said," Bud Norris explained after the game. "And that’s right when (Matt) Wieters stepped in." And David Ross remembered he's not 6'5" and backed down like any sane person would.

Red Sox Notebook: Warning frustrates Orioles | Boston Herald
"When Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked about the seventh, he turned the question on its head. "You mean when (Felix) Doubront hit Chris (Davis), or are you talking about the other one?" Nice answer, Buck.

David Ross Chalks Up Red Sox-Orioles Altercation As ‘Baseball Stuff’ | Boston Red Sox |
"Just a couple of balls at my head and just kind of rattled me a little bit," Ross said. "I probably said some things I shouldn’t have said (to Norris), but it’s all good. Baseball stuff." Thought you'd say that after Mr. Wieters had his chat with you.

Call at first overturned on O's first challenge | News
The Orioles were the next-to-last club to make a challenge, and it worked. Replay coordinator Adam Gladstone knows what he's doing.

Orioles' Rivalry With Red Sox Heats Up In Boston - Pressbox
"The Orioles' rivalry with the Red Sox has been heating up since 2012, with Baltimore going 12-6 in Boston entering the 2014 season." Things are getting testy at Camden Yards North.

Baltimore Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez working on more 'aggressive' mechanics -
"I’m not very aggressive. I’m kind of babying the ball instead of being aggressive. That’s something I’ve been working on." Thus spake Ubaldo Jimenez. I have no idea what that means, I just hope it works.

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton back from sickness, Manny Machado plays first extended spring game -
Zach Britton isn't throwing up anymore, and Manny Machado gets in his first extended Spring Training game. Good news all around!

Orioles Q & A: Rill Talk with ... David Lough - Orioles
'Cause I'm Rill, The way you smile, the way you smell, it drives me wild, 'Cause I'm Rill, And I can't go on without you... Ladies and gentlemen, David Lough.

No birthdays among current or former Orioles today. Today in Orioles history, "1988 - The Baltimore Orioles set a major league record by losing their 14th consecutive game to start the season. An 8 - 6 defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers pushes the Orioles past the 1904 Washington Senators and the 1920 Detroit Tigers for the worst start in major league history. They will lose 21 times before recording their first win of the year."

After forty years with Open Thread, my approaching death holds few terrors for me.