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There's lots of "Local boy makes good" draft articles, because trust me, you do not want to read about yesterday's game. Oof.

Protect that noggin, Mr. Kim!
Protect that noggin, Mr. Kim!
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So, about yesterday...

Bullpen allows seven runs, Orioles lose 11-6 to Blue Jays | Miami Herald
Mike Wright was bad, T.J. McFarland was worse, and it led to an ugly, ugly loss.

Orioles have a plan for Dylan Bundy, and it isn't a future in the bullpen - Baltimore Sun
The Orioles would like to get Dylan Bundy 70 innings in relief this year, and bring him into Spring Training as a possible member of the 2017 rotation. So far, so good.

Orioles notes on the draft, Yovani Gallardo, Parker Bridwell and more - Baltimore Sun
Right-hander Yovani Gallardo said he's OK with another minor league rehab start. Well, that's good, because that's what he was going to do, anyway.

The Draft

Huskers LHP Max Knutson drafted in the 12th round by the Baltimore Orioles - Omaha Sports Insider
The Huskers baseball team had another player drafted in the MLB draft on Saturday. Max Knutson, a left-handed pitcher for Nebraska was selected in the 12th round by the Baltimore Orioles.

USC Aiken’s Nick Jobst, Chaz Pal picked on third day of MLB Draft - Aiken Standard
USC Aiken’s big man on the mound was given a big opportunity Saturday – the Baltimore Orioles picked Jobst, a 6-foot-2, 260 pound relief pitcher, in the 15th round with the 451st overall pick.

Former St. Bernard star Willie Rios drafted by Orioles - Sports - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT
Two years ago, he was drafted in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, This time from the Baltimore Orioles picked the Waterford native in the 16th round with the 481st overall pick.

Spalding's Tyler Blohm drafted in 17th round by Orioles - Capital Gazette
Here's your 17th round pick of the draft on Saturday for the O's.

MLB Draft 2016: Layne Bruner drafted by Baltimore Orioles in 18th round - CougCenter
The left-handed pitcher was selected in the 18th round.

Teague Drafted By Orioles In 37th Round | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS
Arkansas junior right-hand pitcher James Teague was selected in the 37th round, No. 1,111 overall, by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2016 MLB Draft.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Damon Buford and back-up catching legend Dave Skaggs. They share today with famous people including 1924 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President; 1929 Anne Frank, Dutch diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust; 1932 Jim Nabors, actor/singer; 1941 Marv Albert, sportscaster; 1941 Roy Harper, English musician and subject of a really, really weird Led Zeppelin song; and 1962 Ally Sheedy, actress.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1884 - Dissatisfied with umpire Jack Brennan's calls, hundreds of fans storm the field at Oriole Park in an American Association game between the Orioles and Louisville Eclipse. One man wielding a large revolver threatens to shoot Brennan if he makes any more bad calls. Police have to be called in to clear the mob, and after the game, which ends in a 4 - 4 tie, Brennan is slugged to the ground by a fan and has to be taken to the Orioles clubhouse, then to OF Jim Clinton's home for his own protection, before being whisked out of town on the first train.

2004 - In an Orioles-Giants interleague game, Barry Bonds hits a home run, the 675th of his career, and Rafael Palmeiro hits his 536th and 537th to move past Mickey Mantle into 11th place on the career list. It is only the third time in major league history that two players with 500 homers connect in the same game. Willie Mays and Ernie Banks did it in 1970, and Mays and Hank Aaron both homered in 1971.

On this day in world history...

1381 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

1830 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch

1931 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition & perjury

1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

1943 Himmler orders the extermination of all Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland

1964 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

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