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Enjoy this whimsical picture of Buddy Groom.
Enjoy this whimsical picture of Buddy Groom.
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The O's are in a 1-5 funk, the Nats are a MASH unit...thus begins another so-called Battle of the Beltways. Giveaways galore this weekend if you're making the trip to OPACY.

Os to celebrate Cal’s streak anniversary " Britt's Bird Watch
The beats were atwitter abuzz with news of the Orioles' planned Cal-abration.

Growing pains behind him, Manny Machado, at 23, reclaims All-Star status
The national press has a crush on Manuelito. All is forgiven, bro!

Steve Melewski: Zach Davies' strong season will take him to Futures Game on Sunday
Zach Davies: Last Man Standing

The Orioles have a Fastball Problem
The author asks, "What is causing the inconsistencies at the plate for the Orioles?"

Why You Should Believe In The Orioles Pitching Staff | Baltimore Sports Report
I'm not totally persuaded here, but in this case, I'm happy to be wrong.

An Experience-Based Aging Curve - Baltimore Sports and Life Paging Dan O'Hare...

Baltimore Orioles prospect Frank Crinella posts best professional game | masslive.com It occurs to me that the O's have drafted a lot of guys from New England.

Orioles Prospect Mychal Givens Looks To Return To Majors
Free Mychal Givens?

On this day in 1968, the O's fired Hank Bauer as manager and replaced him with Earl Weaver. And there was much rejoicing. In 2010, the O's beat up on Cliff Lee and the Rangers 6-1. Cesar Izturis homered.

Today is the birthday of a couple Dark Age Birds, Buddy Groom and Marty Cordova.