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Disappointing series, day off...oh, Orioles. Why?

Happy Wizards Conference Semifinals opener day and happy Hunter Harvey day.

What else is May 5 known for?

Orioles | Downplaying Kendrys Morales talk - MLB Hot off the Wire
Jim Bowden's twitter stream is littered with snapshots from a Dan Duquette interview on Sirius XM yesterday in which he also apparently said that extensions with Hardy, Wieters and Davis are no closer now than the last time the issue was raised and that Johan Santana is hoping to be MLB-ready by June 1.

Orioles' Offense Fizzles, Birds Drop Series In Minnesota (Pressbox) A series recap, if you can handle it.

Orioles lose challenge on close play at the plate | Just that kind of weekend, I guess. I hope Buck didn't place any large bets in the Kentucky Derby.

Can Davis' disabled list stint be a short one? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore There's been a lot of happy talk about Chris Davis...

Coach's Corner: Savvy maneuvering has kept Orioles in thick of it - The Frederick News-Post : Columns
While critiques of Buck Showalter may be fashionable in some quarters, he's still got friends in Frederick.

On this day in 1954, Bullett Bob Turley lost his second two hitter of the season, this time to his former teammates from the Bronx. In 1962, the O's were no hit Bo Belinsky of the Los Angeles Angels.

It's the birthday of large mammal Jairo Asencio and also Chuck Locke. Hall of Famer Chief Bender was also born on this day in 1884. Bender made his bones with the A's, but played for the Baltimore Terrapins in 1913.