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Friday Bird Droppings: Helloooo, Cleveland!

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Swept by the sorry, no account Astros. Sad! So many Ks. Such bad approaches, but...hey, Ashur Tolliver, huh?! The Orioles will open their holiday weekend in Cleveland and return home to face the Red Sox on Memorial Day. Don't look for me. I'll be watching Kelly's Heroes.

Valbuena homers again, Astros set K record (Houston wins 4-1) - Steve Melewski
Luis Valbuena. What did the Orioles ever do to him?

Cubs Outright C.J. Riefenhauser - MLB Trade Rumors C.J. Riefenhauser sounds like the name of a gritty ex-cop from one of those 70s detective shows.

Means and Yacabonis Bumped up to Double-A Bowie - OurSports Central
Where there's a Means there's a way? I don't know...kid's been doing well this year.

New Garden At Camden Yards Will Attract Actual Oriole Birds " CBS Baltimore
Alice Sweet smiles down from heaven.

Camden Depot: You Don't Have To Like The Orioles Striking Out So Much, But You Knew It Was Going To Happen You didn't have to tell it like it is...

On this day in 1960, Clint Courtney deployed the Paul Richards-designed over-sized catcher's mitt to catch knuckleballing Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm. The mitt was later banned.

It's the birthday of Miguel "El Mariachi" aka "El Modesto" Gonzalez.