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As we reach the symbolic start of summer, the Orioles continue to muddle along, living life as a roughly .500 ball club. Dropping games to the hapless Marlins doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. The Orioles play seven of their next twelve games against the surprising Astros and have a three game series against the first plays Rays lodged in the middle of that stretch. I'm not prepared to say this next stretch is crucial or season defining, but, y'know...just win, and we can discuss the ramifications afterwards.

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On this day in 1965, Jerry Hoffberger became the chairman of the O's as the National Brewing Company secured the purchase of 64,000 shares of the team from Joe Iglehart. Hoffberger had maintained partial ownership of the club dating back to 1954.

I don't care what anyone says. Miguel Tejada is still one of my favorite "Dark Ages" Orioles and today his actual 41st birthday. It's also the birthday of lesser known Orioles like Melvin Rosario, Bill Dillman, Fernando Lunar, Andres Mora and Jim Marshall.