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Leon Halip

After the Tigers spent a couple games punishing Orioles pitching for some unknown misdeed, Chris Tillman was able to stop the insanity in yesterday's game and send the club to New York on a positive note. The Yankees already have two members of their projected Opening Day roster on the disabled list. Today's game is yet another early afternoon start.

Hardy scratched again " Britt's Bird Watch
J.J. Hardy sat out his second game of the season with back issues and...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hardy is still not Better w spasms. Doubt he&#39;ll play Mon w short turnaround. No tests skedded yet</p>&mdash; Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) <a href="">April 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Darnell McDonald announces retirement on Instagram | HardballTalk
The former Orioles first round draft pick never cemented his status with the big club, but nonetheless found a place in Orioles lore due to his role in 2012's legendary 17 inning battle of endurance against Boston.

Is Lough the Orioles leadoff answer? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore In my humble opinion, the answer is no...who do you think should handle leadoff duties? Is there anyone besides Nick Markakis?

Chris Tillman: Domination a Great Sign for Baltimore Orioles
"Chris Tillman is the clear-cut ace of the Baltimore Orioles staff. Find out why that's a good thing."

John McGraw was born on this day in 1873. He's probably best known for managing the New York Giants, but he played and managed in Baltimore for over ten years in the 1890s and early 1900s.

Birthday wishes go out to Eduardo Rodriguez and Josh Hader. It's also the birthday of Ricky Bones (I know it's pronounced BO-ness, but the name still makes me think of this guy) and Tom Phoebus.