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Losing three straight in New York is not awesome. Buck up, Birds.

Buck Showalter thrilled to have J.J. Hardy back | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Anyone else thrilled?

Orioles place infielder Everth Cabrera on disabled list with foot contusion | HardballTalk

Delmon robs A-Rod of homer with leaping grab |
Alex Rodriguez ended up getting his historic 661st  home run, but not before Delmon Young robbed him...fair and square!

Joseph and the Pending Return of Wieters - Baltimore Sports and Life You write a story about Caleb Joseph, I'll link it.

Synced-up delivery leads to early success for Bowie Baysox pitcher Mychal Givens - Jon Meoli's continued series on the O's farm focuses on the former middle infielder turned hot relief prospect.

Baseball Prospectus | Prospect Feature BP looks at your "new favorite fringe prospects."

On this day in 1965, Jerry Adair's streak of 435 chances and 89 games without an error was snapped in the 8th inning of a 4-3 loss to Detroit. In 1966, Frank Robinson became the only player to ever hit a ball out of Memorial Stadium.

Today we remember the birthday of John Maine. It's also the birthday of Orioles Hall of Famer Mike Cuellar and National Hall of Famer Ed Brouthers (hey...he played a season for the old timey O's). It's also the birthday of Alfredo "Weak Sauce" Simon.