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The World Cup is underway, the Orioles have a chance to eat into the division lead of the surprising Blue Jays...this is your weekend, folks. So nice to see the Goose string together two good starts.

Miguel Gonzalez says he's ready after Bowie start | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore An impending case of the sucks DL visit for U-bal?

Scouting director Gary Rajsich thinks Orioles 'hit the jackpot' with top three draft picks - Top three picks are in the fold. Connaughton will return to Notre Dame after a short stint with the Ironbirds.

Dylan Bundy Press Conference Notes
"Staff Writer Alex Conway attended Dylan Bundy's press conference today"...Bundy on the mend. Get happy, folks.

School of Roch: This and that
Expansive Buck musings in this AM's omnibus post from the self-styled Professor of Posts.

Camden Depot: Markakis: Extend, Offer Arbitration, or Let Him Fly Away Pretty reasonable take on Markakis futures, I hink.

Baseball’s Biggest Over- and Underachievers, by Position | FanGraphs Baseball
Orioles' 3rd base...-2.1 fWAR. Ouch.

Watch: Norfolk Tides outfielder Quintin Berry lets his feet do the talking after ejection (video) | In apparent protest of his ejection, Berry ran the bases and slid into home. Ah, minor league baseball.

Happy birthday Pedro Strop!