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Adam Jones wasn't hurt, y'all. It's just sometimes, you suck. That and more words of wisdom in today's news.

Adam Jones did not suck last night
Adam Jones did not suck last night
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Orioles 9, Tigers 3 | Sports - WPTZ Home
"Jonathan Schoop hit two of Baltimore's four home runs, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Orioles extended their winning streak to seven games with a 9-3 victory over the free-falling Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Baltimore improved to 16-5 at Camden Yards -- the best home record in the major leagues."

Today's game and pending Paredes decision - School of Roch
"Kevin Gausman still doesn’t have a win this year despite posting three consecutive quality starts. Today’s opposing pitcher, Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer, is 2-1 despite a 6.00 ERA and 2.000 WHIP in 15 innings. He hasn’t made it past the fifth in any of his three starts. Further proof that a pitcher’s won-loss record is largely meaningless." See? We're not the only ones saying it!

Orioles' Adam Jones refused to give in, pushed himself to overcome rare slow start - Baltimore Sun
"I've felt comfortable since day one. It's just you guys want to talk about results," Adam Jones said earlier this week. "When I'm not hitting good, [people ask], is something hurting? No, it's just sometimes you suck, man. It happens. It's life. It's sports. You suck sometimes."

Showalter on Gallardo and Alvarez - School of Roch
"Buck Showalter said bullpen coach Dom Chiti and head athletic trainer Richie Bancells were "very pleased" with Yovani Gallardo’s throwing session today. Gallardo played catch from 60 feet and will increase the distance on Monday’s off-day."

Orioles' Kevin Gausman excelling, no longer looking over his shoulder - Baltimore Sun
"Even when he’s at his best, a pitcher can still be optioned if the team really needs it. Kevin Gausman knows that from experience, but the young Orioles starter is no longer looking over his shoulder waiting for that to happen to him."

Orioles' Yovani Gallardo noticing difference after throwing for first time since injury - Baltimore Sun
"Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo threw for the first time since going on the disabled list on April 23 with shoulder tendinitis, and said after the pregame session that it "feels like my shoulder is not restricted."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Guillermo Rodriguez and Eric DuBose. They share it with famous people including 1902 Richard J Daley, Mayor of Chicago; 1937 Madeleine Albright, 1st female U.S. Secretary of State; 1953 George Brett, Hall of Fame third baseman; 1956 Dan Patrick, American sportscaster; 1958 Ron Simmons, American professional wrestler; 1973 Tori Spelling, actress; and 1975 Ray Lewis, Hall of Fame Ravens linebacker.

Today in Baltimore baseball history... nothing good happened.

Today in world history...

1252 Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.

1618 Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law.

1730 Robert Walpole becomes effectively Britain's 1st prime minister.

1869 National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

1940 McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

1988 USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.

1989 Cito Gaston began his reign of terror north of the border.

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Baseball, Maryland vs Rutgers, although after the first two games, maybe not.