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The O's bats didn't feel at home at The Trop, Dylan Bundy's hitting 96 on the radar gun again, and John Angelos has a few words about his hometown.

Chris Davis, we need to chat about chew.
Chris Davis, we need to chat about chew.
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Steve Melewski: The bats were quiet: Hot-hitting O's get blanked 2-0 by Rays
"The Orioles have been shut out twice this year and each time it was by a 2-0 score at The Trop. It happened April 8 and again tonight. Those are their last two games at that ballpark."

Orioles' 'home' series at Tropicana Field; Steve Pearce starts at second base - Baltimore Sun
"Steve Pearce has always embraced – and taken pride in – his utility role with the Orioles, but even he was a little surprised when he was approached Wednesday about playing second base."

Orioles RHPs Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey making progress : Fantasy News
"Righty Dylan Bundy , the fourth overall selection in 2011, hit 96 mph during his start on Wednesday for Double-A Bowie. Bundy is recovering from Tommy John surgery in 2013." Hunter Harvey will basically add an inning each start until he's sent out to a full-season club.

Surveyors locate site of home plate of old Oriole Park - Baltimore Sun
"This week two surveyors, Anne Leininger and Tom Wilhelm, arrived to resolve a question that has vexed baseball historians for decades. Where was home plate? Nearly 71 years after Oriole Park on 29th Street burned, the surveyors established the precise location of that plate, as well as the pitcher's mound, the bases, the infield and the outfield."

Orioles exec John Angelos speaks out on how the system is failing Baltimore | For The Win
"In order for the United States to continue to hold itself out as the greatest country in the world, in order for it to hold itself as a country that stands for democracy, equal opportunity, and civil and human rights, it needs to provide equal economic opportunity for all people, and if the system is failing some of us, it’s failing all of us."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Brent Bowers and Keith Moreland. Nothing of import happened on this day in Orioles history.

Know what I learned last night? I learned 1) the singer of The Used has shot his voice completely and 2) that if your teen daughter doesn't take the exit at Queenstown to stay on Route 50, it may be almost Cecil County before you notice if you're sleeping.

Consider this your discussion space for Stanley Cup Playoff: Game 2: Capitals at Rangers. Oh, and there's some boxing match on tonight, too. Might want to check that out.