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O's win! Can Davis regroup up North? Hunter Harvey talks about his season. Nats fan MASN paranoia. And more in today's edition of Bird Droppings!

What place are the O's in the AL East, Chris? Also, what number does your batting average start with?
What place are the O's in the AL East, Chris? Also, what number does your batting average start with?
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First off, let me start off with an interesting tweet from last night:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Won&#39;t be suspended this year, but check out the similarity. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) <a href="">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The similarity is pretty incredible. Anyway...

School of Roch: Will a trip to Toronto cure what's ailing Davis?
Probably not, but I'd love to be wrong!

Baltimore Orioles won't sign former closer Jim Johnson after bullpen workout - MLB -
Fare thee well, JJ. (Unless you sign with an AL East team)

Steve Melewski: Hunter Harvey talks about his injury, remains upbeat about the future
SteveO talks with Hunter Harvey

Barry M. Bloom: Visit with wounded veterans has profound impact on Orioles | News
With a makeup game at Nationals Park in the offing on Monday night, Showalter, his wife, Angela, and nine players visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. There they spent two hours visiting with wounded veterans, most of them having returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Some contenders still have holes to address -
This article suggests the O's still have a need at catcher. Laughable, maign...

Pitchers of the Week | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Another week, another O's player honored as the player of the week for their particular league. This week's star: Bowie's Zach Davies!

IL notes: Wright overcoming 'hiccups' | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
I still love Wright, but when your ERA is sitting in the 5-6 range for most of the season I'd refer to that as more than a 'hiccup'.

Washington Nationals game has technical difficulties, and fans blame Peter Angelos -


The next hot PED? How about electrical currents to the brain? | HardballTalk

Heard about this on a recent RadioLab. Really want to see what Thorne is capable of after a dose.

On this date in 1901, John McGraw-era Oriole Burt Hart punches an umpire and ends up getting banned from American League baseball for life after playing just 58 games. In 1990 the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are rained out. The event will be moved to a local high school the following day. In 1994, Ben McDonald pitched one of the best games of his career when he held the Brewers to just 1 hit in a complete game shutout. His Game Score of 90 is the 3rd best of his career, behind two 91 efforts.