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*Vince Guaraldi piano music*
*Vince Guaraldi piano music*
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After winning seven in a row, the Orioles dropped their second straight in the Texas series opener, but there was a Trumbomb, a pinch hit from Hyun Soo Kim and some high flying exploits from our favorite gazelle.

Steve Melewski: Texas erupts for five runs in sixth, rallies to beat the Orioles 6-3
In all it gory detail...

Mark Trumbo Finding A Home In Baltimore - TKB
Extend this man! Psych.

Peter Gammons: Orioles’ hot start highlights 5-year trend - "That's how you're gonna beat them, Butch. They keep underestimating you."

Camden Depot: How The Orioles Can Be Projected To Win 118 Games Fun with projections.

The Orioles Need a Concrete Role for Dylan Bundy - Baseball Essential I prefer the role of successful rookie picther. Eh?

On this day in 1954, the team formerly known as the St. Louis Browns opened it's first season as the Baltimore Orioles. On this day in 2000, Cal Ripken Jr. picked up his 3,000 career hit.

Chris Tillman will likely spend his 28th birthday thinking about his last day as a 27 year old. Sharlon Schoop celebrates a birthday today as does Michael Aubrey.