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Steve Pearce officially has a boo-boo, half of this team couldn't hit their way out of a dry paper bag with a flaming chainsaw, and the front office has decided we're still in this.

Chris Tillman pitched well enough to win, but with this offense, didn't.
Chris Tillman pitched well enough to win, but with this offense, didn't.
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Beckham's single keys late rally as Rays beat Orioles 3-1 | The News Tribune
"The struggling Tampa Bay Rays needed a lift, and Tim Beckham was ecstatic to provide it. The rookie shortstop pointed to the dugout as he sprinted up the first base line after lashing a two-out, bases-loaded single that snapped an eighth-inning tie and lifted his team to a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night."

School of Roch: On the offense, tonight's game and a scoring change
"Buck Showalter needs a few guys to heat up and he's giving them plenty of opportunities. Jimmy Paredes is 11-for-59 with three walks and 23 strikeouts this month. Travis Snider struck out and bounced into a double play last night before being removed for a pinch-hitter, making him 2-for-24 with six strikeouts this month. Chris Parmelee is 6-for-43. Paredes was the first Orioles leadoff hitter with four strikeouts since J.J. Hardy on July 27, 2011 in Toronto."

Orioles still have no intention of becoming sellers at trade deadline - Baltimore Sun
"A high-ranking club official said Friday that rumors of the Orioles considering going into sell mode are nothing more than "gossip," emphasizing that the club remains focused on improving to make a playoff push this season." I'll have some of whatever they're smoking in the O's front office.

Orioles' Steve Pearce has grade-one strain : Fantasy News
"The MRI on Orioles infielder Steve Pearce revealed a grade-one oblique strain, per the Baltimore Sun."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Joes Bautista (no, not that one), Doug Drabek, Mickey Scott, and Whitey Lockman. If your birthday is today, you also share it with  Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution; Thomas Eakins, American artist;Arthur Earl Balfour, British Priem Inister who wrote the Balfour Declaration; Estelle Getty, of "The Golden Girls"; Emmett Till, American lynching victim; Walter Payton, NFL running back (Chicago Bears); Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth; Evelyn "Champagne" King, disco singer; Matt LeBlanc, actor; MLB pitchers Billy Wagner and Pedro Martinez; Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world's first test tube baby, and Amy Adams.

On this day in Orioles history, it seems that racial unrest has moved Orioles games before. In 1967, "Race riots in Detroit force postponement of a Tigers-Orioles game. The games scheduled for the 26th and 27th are shifted to Baltimore."

Consider this your discussion space for just how bad the movie Pixels really is.