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Monday Bird Droppings: Everything is awesome...

Day off after dropping three straight to the Jays? What could go wrong?

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Late inning heroics, dongs galore, comebacks and somehow the Orioles dropped three straight. I doubt that's how Buck Showalter drew it up, but...yeah. Sometimes the bear eats you. So, deep breaths. Nothing is [screwed up], dudes.

...or at least we didn't learn anything new and alarming this weekend we didn't already know. Is that comforting? I'm not entirely sure, but, hey, first place?

Orioles' Chris Davis homers in 5th straight |
What's the descriptor attached to Chris Davis? Strong mammal? That works.

Showalter: Hardy getting close, Bundy's bullpen role and more - Steve Melewski
J.J. Hardy may be headed out on a rehab assignment soon and Dylan Bundy's role is further clarified.

Cubs Scouting Yankees' Top Relievers - MLB Trade Rumors Could Andrew Miller be the latest ex-O headed to Chicago?

Ye Gods of BABIP! An Ode to the Ground Ball – The Hardball Times There be dragons.

Gwinnett caps three-game sweep with rout of Tides | Norfolk Tides |
Just in case you were under the delusion that help is on the way from Norfolk.

On this day in 1884, a riot broke out over questionable officiating. After being attacked by an unruly mob, umpire Jack Brennan had to be whisked away from the stadium undercover of the night. On this day in 1990, Cal Ripken Junior played in 1,308th consecutive game to move into second on the all time list.

Happy birthday Pedro Strop! Hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh also has a birthday today.