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Thor to the D.L., Manny back on ... Tuesday? And Nick Markakis gets his pie. Just with a fork and butler service, not in the face.

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Jonathan Schoop, sliding like Ty Cobb.
Jonathan Schoop, sliding like Ty Cobb.
Mitchell Layton

2 errors costly to Royals in 3-2 loss to Orioles - USA Today
I'm taking great joy in the fact that another team's poor defense led to an Orioles win. Sorry if that makes me a bad person, but I watched a lot of bad baseball from 1998-2001, and on occasion, even this season. Karma owed us one.

No Pie In The Face For Orioles Walkoff Hero Nick Markakis... Just A Fork Instead - Baltimore Sports Report
Well, Nick Markakis DID get a pie after a game, just one served with a fork to him by J.J. Hardy. The Oriole Bird took one in the face instead.

Chris Davis of Baltimore Orioles headed to DL with oblique strain - ESPN
"A little bit worse than what we thought it was going to be," Chris Davis said Saturday night. "It's kind of crazy because I don't feel terrible. I've never had anything like this before. I figured it would just be a few days and then we'd forget about it." And that, Chris, is why you listen to the people who went to medical school. Two weeks is better than 3 months. Ask Wei-Yin Chen.

Oblique injuries like the one Orioles slugger Chris Davis suffered can be serious -
Dan Connolly reminds us all why we're DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED.

Machado may return against Bucs or Twins | News
"Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it's a possibility that third baseman Manny Machado joins the team mid-week, although it's equally possible the club waits until next weekend's series in Minnesota." Which is another way of saying, "Wait, he could be back TUESDAY?"

Orioles Q & A: Rill Talk with ... Jonathan Schoop - Orioles
Can you see the Rill me preacher? Can you see the Rill me doctor? Can you see the Rill me mother? Can you see the Rill me ... Ladies and gentlemen, Jonathan Schoop.

Happy Birthday to almost Oriole (and car jumper extraordinaire) Joey Gathright .. and that's it.

On this date in Orioles history, "1968 - Tom Phoebus of the Baltimore Orioles pitches a 6 - 0 no hitter against the visiting Boston Red Sox. Third baseman Brooks Robinson drives in three runs and makes a great catch to rob Rico Petrocelli of a hit in the 8th inning."

Kristoff: [Interrupts] Hang on, you mean to tell me you got engaged to someone you just met that day?

Anna: Yes, pay attention, but the thing is she wore the gloves all the time, so I just thought, maybe she has a thing about dirt...

Kristoff: [Interrupts] Didn't your parents ever warn you about Open Threads?

Anna: Yes, they did.