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Last night was frustrating, today brings Ubaldo Jimenez starting in place of a sick Bud Norris, and two injured Birds are working their way back home.

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Weaver Solid as Angels Beat Orioles 3-1 - ABC News
"Jered Weaver allowed one run and three hits while pitching into the eighth inning, leading the Los Angeles Angels past the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Friday night." Dude can't hit 86 mph on the radar gun, but shuts down the O's. Of course he does.

Bud Norris scratched from Saturday start and replaced by Ubaldo Jimenez - Baltimore Sun
"Bud Norris was scheduled to face Matt Shoemaker on Saturday night in the second game of the series against the Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards, but he has been scratched after coming down with a case of bronchitis. Ubaldo Jimenez will move up a day to pitch in his place."

Orioles' Matt Wieters, Jonathan Schoop nearing rehab assignment : Fantasy News
"The Orioles may be getting some positive news with a couple of their injured stars. Catcher Matt Wieters and infielder Jonathan Schoop are expected to join the club next week in Miami to work out with the team. If they look good, they could both be sent out on a rehab assignment, according to the Baltimore Sun."

Jimmy Paredes just keeps on hitting for Orioles : Fantasy News
"I feel great because I've gotten an opportunity and have taken advantage of it. Been trying to do a good job and am so excited to get this chance," the 26-year-old Paredes said..."

Final arguments in Orioles-Nationals TV rights case are scheduled for Monday - Baltimore Sun
"Fnal arguments are scheduled Monday in New York City in a court dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals over the division of tens of millions of dollars in rights fees from the regional sports network televising both teams' games."

No, the Baltimore Orioles didn't lose $7.5M due to the riots - VICE
"The practice of multiplying ticket price by attendance is flawed," Southern Utah University professor David Berri and author of Wages of Wins told me via email. According to Berri, he was originally interviewed for the Mashable article as well and told them the same thing, but they decided not to listen to him."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Ivanon Coffie and Dave Philley.

On this date in Orioles history, a pair of 'Cakes tidbits...

"In 1954 - "The Orioles draw a record 46,796 fans at Memorial Stadium for a doubleheader with the Yankees. Allie Reynolds wins the opener for New York, 2 - 0, on three hits, before Don Larsen stops the Yankees, 6 - 2, in the nitecap.

1965 - Oriole teenager Jim Palmer picks up his first major league win, topping the Yankees, 7 - 5. Palmer also bangs his first major league homer, a two-run drive off Jim Bouton, to give himself the victory margin. Because of course he did.

1984 - The Orioles release veteran pitcher Jim Palmer, who is 0-3 with a 9.17 ERA this season. Palmer is asked to retire and accept a job with the organization, but he declines, hoping in vain to find a roster spot on another major league team."

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