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So, no Orioles baseball today, but while we wait for the MLB draft, we can contemplate how nice it's been to have Matt Wieters back and how much Bud Norris looked like a qualified major league pitcher yesterday afternoon...but , yeah...MLB Draft! First round starts at 7 PM with the Orioles picking at 25 and 36.

MLB Draft preview: 14 of the most intriguing players available | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
A 2015 draft aperitivo.

Here are five draft picks to forget for Orioles | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Unfortunate choices and cautionary tales...

MLB draft -- the 50 best picks from the past 50 years (ESPN)
Not a lot of Orioles love here, but it does exist.

Left Behind: The Baltimore Orioles and Andrew Miller (Baltimore Sports and Life) How have the Orioles dealt with the loss of Andrew Miller? I mean, not fans...the team.

Camden Depot: How Has Miguel Gonzalez Gotten So Many Whiffs? Yes? Yes?

On Baseball: The name and the game are the same On one Mike Yastrzemski. You may have heard of his gramps.

On this day in 1986, the Orioles defeated the Yankees 18-9 in the longest recorded game in AL history (4:16). FTMFY.

Browns great Eddie Gaedel was born on this day in 1925. T.J. McFarland celebrates a birthday today as does utility infielder and emergency catcher Lenn Sakata. The late, great Mark "Blade" Belanger would have turned 71 today.