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Dylan Bundy learns patience, while Brian Matusz knows he's being shopped, and he's doing his best to look good for prospective trade partners.

Everth Cabrera makes an effort.
Everth Cabrera makes an effort.
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Brian Matusz turns in another strong start in Orioles' win over Red Sox - Baltimore Sun
"I’m well aware of talks and things going on. But for me all I can control is what I can control," Brian Matusz, 28, said. "To be able to go out and pitch and get extended and throw all four pitches and ... be able to pitch my game is really what it’s all about."

Orioles' Pearce slows down his game - Herald Tribune
"It’s just slowing everything down," the Lakeland native said. "You have a way better chance of hitting when everything is slowed down and you can get away mechanically when something isn’t right."

Why Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy just needed a little patience - MLB -
"Dylan Bundy, a 22-year-old righthander, considers a good workout to be digging a four-by-four-foot hole and filling it up again, or running sprints with a 75-pound sandbag over his shoulder, or flipping a 900-pound tire. But as it turns out, patience was just what he needed. "It might be the best thing that ever happened to him," says Baltimore manager Buck Showalter of the operation. "I think what made it click was the surgeon’s scalpel."

The Orioles have a big fan aboard the International Space Station - The Washington Post
NASA astronaut Terry Virts, a Baltimore native and commander of Expedition 43 to the International Space Station, sported a custom No. 43 Orioles jersey during an  interview with Fox 45 earlier this week.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Tommy Davis and Owen Friend.

On this day in Orioles history, in 1995 - "The Maryland House of Delegates approves legislation to bar teams playing at Camden Yards from using replacement players."

Saturdays are for pies! Try making a Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream pie.

Consider this your discussion space for the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championship Finals.  True Freshman Kyle Snyder (OSU, 197 lbs.) from our lovely state of Maryland takes on Kyven Gadson of Iowa State for his first chance at a Division 1 championship. I got to see Snyder dismantle one of my kids at a tournament in St. Michaels in his sophomore year. Pinned my kid in the 2nd period after being up 14-0. And my kid was a senior, ranked in the state, who walked through his bracket to win one of the public schools state tournaments a month later. The Synder kid is GOOD.

Anyway, if you're watching bouncy ball, talk about that, too. Have a great Saturday, unless you choose not to.