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Happy May Day, comrades!

It's been a weird week, folks. The Orioles have played four games in the last week, but have won three straight. The O's close out their...uhhh...homestand in Tampa this weekend before heading to New York to face the Mets and Yankees.

School of Roch: Taking tonight's game to The Trop
Roch takes a look at the in name only home series at in name only ballpark Tropicana "Field"...

O's run gamut of emotions during trying week | orioles.com
Britt looks at the week that was.

Unique circumstances, but hopeful signs for Orioles | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Rich Dubroff detects a breakout.

Chris Davis Ties Luke Scott for the Most Eutaw Street Home Runs at Camden Yards | Roar From 34 Matt Taylor continues his work as unofficial Eutaw Street archivist.

How Hot Was Orioles Center Fielder Adam Jones In April? (Pressbox) A look at the excellent month of one Adam La Marque Jones.

For the month of April, Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones batted .400 with five home runs and 19 RBIs.

Camden Depot: Is Ubaldo Back? Is it the simplified mechanics? Trusting his defense? The splitter?

Baltimore Orioles left-hander prospect Brian Gonzalez off to strong start with Delmarva Shorebirds - Baltimore Sun Get to know 2014 draft pick Brian Gonzalez.

Tony Gwynn's beer gets a limited 'Hall of Fame' edition for his birthday | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
For the files of Camden Cask.

Brady Anderson on Analytics | FanGraphs Baseball
An expansive Brady Anderson on sabrmetrics and the like...

On this day in 2012, Buck Showalter won his 1,000th game as a manager, appropriately enough, with a win over the Yankees.

It's the birthday of Allan Ramirez. Ramirez only pitched 57 innings in the bigs, but they came is service of the 1983 World Champion Baltimore Orioles, so there's always that.. It's also the birthday of former big league catcher Charlie O'Brien, father of O's farmhand Chris O'Brien and also pioneer of the goalie-style catcher's helmet.