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O's win! Trade speculation builds. The best of the pre-All Star Break 'half'. Minors talk. And a change to the history books.

Like Samson's hair, blowing bubbles gives Adam Jones his might.
Like Samson's hair, blowing bubbles gives Adam Jones his might.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels - July 21, 2014 | MLB.com BAL Recap
The best way an O's fan can wake up, right Dr. Jones?

Adam Jones Helping Orioles Bounce Back After Walk-off Losses - PressboxOnline
I heart Adam Jones

Os casting wide net, seeking starters and bullpen help " Britt's Bird Watch
Hopefully they are searching for 2B help as well. I love Schoop's long term potential, and his defense is great right now, but his bat is still overmatched at the moment.

It’s Time for the Royals to Trade James Shields | FanGraphs Baseball
There would be a sticker-shock inducing cost, but the payoff may well be playoff baseball this October. Bring me Big Game James!

Orioles Buzz: The best plays from the Orioles' first half - masnsports.com
Any additions you'd care to make?

1901-02 Orioles Removed from Yankees History " Sports Reference " Blog Archive
Down the memory hole...

Steve Melewski: A look at the Orioles' Dominican Summer League All-Stars and other minor league notes
SteveO with a rundown of the happenings throughout the minors.

Baseball Prospectus | Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 21, 2014
Subscriber article featuring a note on Delmarva catcher Chance Sisco.

OriolesNation: ON The Farm Podcast: Episode 3 "Jersey Punk"
For your podcasting satiation, Tucker and Luke discuss the Aberdeen Roster and bring on CJ Wittmann of Baseball Prospectus to talk Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey

Update to the Spray Chart Tool (now with Strike Zone plot) – The Hardball Times
Something to play around with during work.

On this date in 1996, Eddie Murray returned to Baltimore as a member of the O's and hit a 2-run home run in the 5th inning.