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The Orioles have been swept by the Yankees, are set to open a three game series at the Tampa Monstrosity, the non-waiver trade deadline is now a week away and the dominoes are starting to fall. Do you feel lucky, punks?

Ubaldo Jimenez lacks command against Yankees | orioles.com
Command?

Cal Ripken beer? Cal Ripken beer - The Washington Post
The best news of the day. I do find it odd that a beer designed to pay tribute to the Iron Man would be "not very strong."

Pirates Designate Steve Lombardozzi For Assignment - MLB Trade Rumors Good night, sweet prince.

Xu Guiyan signs with Orioles, takes 1st step toward career in majors - The Denver Post
Do you want to know more about Itchy Xu? Sure, you do.

Why two games in 2012 could cost the Orioles Dylan Bundy
...and this is where today's Droppings take a decidedly nasty turn.

Jake Arrieta, The Orioles’ Could-Have-Been Ace - Baltimore Sports and Life Can you take a little more gloom with your doom?

Baltimore Orioles Should Consider Promoting Dariel Alvarez - RantSports
Alvarez has been a little chilly at the plate since winning the AAA home run derby (curses!), but DOES have a solid .297/.330/.455 slash line against lefties this season. Now, Christian Walker...

On this day in 2011, former O's GM Pat Gillick and second baseman Roberto Alomar were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

It's the birthday of fleeting O's Miguel Socolovich and Suk-Min Yoon.